Things to do for September 25, 2013

The Weekender

Cuban Sandwiches, British Shoes and a Denim Sale

You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into... the weekend.

Wednesday
A Little Cuban Spot in Lakeview
HAVANA NIGHTS

A Little Cuban Spot in Lakeview

The tagline for this new palm-tree-bedecked one-roomer on Broadway is “experience the taboo.” Taboo, apparently, refers to Cuban sandwiches, ropa vieja and fried bananas. But it’s BYOB—so bring your own rum in case you’d like to experience a Cuba Libre.

A Fall Denim Sale. With Beer.
JEAN THERAPY

A Fall Denim Sale. With Beer.

The Denim Lounge has combined its two floors into one. But good news: it still has a lot of brands like Hudson, AG and 7 for All Mankind. Better news: you’ll take 20% off your purchase. Best news: they’ll be pouring gratis beer. Don’t spill it on your new jeans.

Thursday
A New British Shoe Emporium
CHURCH’S KICKIN’

A New British Shoe Emporium

Your feet say a lot about you. Lately, they’ve been saying you need new shoes. And they’ve also been saying it with an English accent. Which is weird. But we assume they’re just excited about legendary British shoemaker Church’s new Gold Coast location. Just follow their lead.

Opens Sep 26, Church’s, 75 E Walton St, 312-649-9425

Sunday
Millennium Park’s Biggest Picnic Ever
GOURMET DAY

Millennium Park’s Biggest Picnic Ever

On Sunday, you’ll want to get outside. Go on a date. Throw a picnic. Bring a personal chef. Actually, no. Bring dozens of chefs, and some sommeliers and winemakers. Or just go to Chicago Gourmet, the haute version of Taste of Chicago. Much simpler.

Sep 29, $159 and up, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St, 312-380-4129, tickets here

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