Things to do for March 13, 2014

The Weekender

Free Burgers, St. Pat’s and a Place with 114 Beers

Maybe it’s Irish, maybe it’s not, but kiss the weekend anyway.

Thursday
Friday
Because Spring’s Gotta Come Soon, Right?
JUST SPLENDID

Because Spring’s Gotta Come Soon, Right?

Look at the calendar. We’re seven days from spring. (Cue wry, rueful laughter.) Still, this new LA-based shop in the Southport Corridor carries a line of men’s lightweight T-shirts, beach-worthy chinos-type pants and supersoft henleys. You may just go out like a lamb after all.

Opens Mar 14, Splendid, 3510 N Southport Ave, 773-549-8183

Saturday
If You Want 114 Beers and a Green River...
DYE JOB

If You Want 114 Beers and a Green River...

Frozen or not, they’re still planning to dye the Chicago River green on Saturday. Which means you’ll probably need a nearby retreat for a hearty Irish breakfast and a pint of Guinness. This party has it. It also has 113 other kinds of beer. In case you’re feeling nontraditional.

It’s a Spiked-Mint-Milkshake Kind of Day
SHAMROCKED

It’s a Spiked-Mint-Milkshake Kind of Day

A seat at the riverside patio of an elegant steakhouse for appetizers and cocktails: also highly recommended. Order corned beef and cabbage or just a peppermint-schnapps-spiked mint milkshake. Frankly, if you were any closer to the river, you’d be green.

Well, This Party Looks Suitably Insane
IDES WIDE SHUT

Well, This Party Looks Suitably Insane

The Ides of March is gonna get weird. But good weird. Specifically, Redmoon weird. This party is filled with over-the-top-ness. Examples: you’ll find a BBQ cyclone grill, which is sort of a bike-powered barbecue grill carousel, and a Whiskey Libation Server, which is... well, some things you just have to experience.

Mar 15, 8pm entry, $450-$550; 10pm entry, $100; Redmoon, 2120 S Jefferson St, 312-850-8440, ext 123, tickets here

Wednesday
Hamburgers Are the New Birthday Cake
DIAL M

Hamburgers Are the New Birthday Cake

Nothing else sparks the imagination quite like these two little words: free hamburgers. Just kidding. Hamburger is sort of a long word. Anyway, to celebrate its fourth anniversary—the beef anniversary—all M Burger locations are giving you any kind of burger with your purchase of... anything.

Mar 19, M Burger, 161 E Huron St, 312-254-8500

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