Things to do for August 15, 2013

The Weekender

Canned Beer, Bathing Suits and a Mechanical Bull

You feel the need. The need for weekend.

Thursday
Your Cabin in the Woods. On Damen.
ON THE DOCKS

Your Cabin in the Woods. On Damen.

Ripasso, the snug Bucktown Italian joint, has morphed into something a little unexpected: a homey cabin retreat named Starland. Think of it as your personal getaway for cold beer, board games, meat loaf sandwiches and a Ruby Slipper, a grapefruity take on Malört. Also unexpected.

Bye, Empire Liquors. Hi, Revel Room.
REVEL WITH A CAUSE

Bye, Empire Liquors. Hi, Revel Room.

Hipster dance shack Empire Liquors has booted its DJs and is now this rather handsome beer-and-cocktail joint. But with burgundy booths, bookshelves, 30 beers by the can and drinks like the Meg’s Field, a brandy-and-ginger-beer cocktail, it’s still got some moves.

Saturday
The Air & Water Show. Done Right.
OPEN AIR

The Air & Water Show. Done Right.

Your minimum viewing requirements for the Air & Water Show: a seat, a buffet and a cocktail. But we’ve scored some last-minute enhancements. Mention UrbanDaddy and you’ll get front-row seats and an upgrade to premium liquor. Basically, you’re being bumped up to first class.

Aug 17-18, 10am-3pm, $109, Caffè Oliva, Ohio Street Beach, reserve at 312-612-0734 or here

UD Hookup: Mention UrbanDaddy for seat and liquor upgrades.

Just a Humongous Sidewalk Sale
STREET STYLE

Just a Humongous Sidewalk Sale

Wicker Park and Bucktown are teaming up for one long end-of-summer sidewalk sale. Everyone from Apartment Number 9 to Carhartt is willing to part with their shoes, their summery jackets, their linen chinos and their bathing suits. Basically, they’re you at a pool party.

Aug 17-18, 11am-6pm, various locations, 773-384-2672, more info here

Bull Riding in Lincoln Park
SADDLE UP

Bull Riding in Lincoln Park

If riding a mechanical bull wasn’t on your weekend agenda, well, it is now. Kirkwood Bar & Grill is going full-blown honky-tonk on Saturday, offering whiskey, beer, pulled-pork sandwiches and your chance at eight seconds of glory. Yes, we’re referring to the mechanical bull.

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