Things to do for April 03, 2014

The Weekender

Duck-Fat Popcorn, 150 Whiskeys and the Cubs

The weekend will be played at a respectful 120 BPM.

Thursday
A Porkchop Right Where You Need One
CHOPAHOLICS

A Porkchop Right Where You Need One

The Randolph Street staple has opened a second location in Hyde Park for all your pork/chicken and waffles/rye needs. Yes, there are 150 whiskeys on the menu, and it’s open at 7am—should you require something stronger than coffee to go with said chicken and waffles.

Not Coming to a Theater near You
CULT CLASSIC

Not Coming to a Theater near You

The underground cinema scene is alive and well in—where else?—Logan Square. Proof: this film fest, featuring very little in the way of caped crime fighters, but plenty of off-kilter low-budget experimental films ranging from the bizarre to the... even more bizarre. Bring a date, and the conversation will start itself.

Pretty Damn Good Snacks for a Wine Shop
LUSH-IOUS

Pretty Damn Good Snacks for a Wine Shop

It’s easy to think of Lush as just a place to grab a bottle of wine. But now it’s also a damn fine snack bar—one with a freshly revamped menu—because sometimes you need the perfect duck-fat popcorn to pair with your new bottle of barbaresco.

Friday
Because “Next Year” Is This Year
WRIGLEYVILLING

Because “Next Year” Is This Year

The best place to be the morning of the Cubs home opener is this WXRT bash at Yak-Zies, featuring Jeff Garlin, Billy Corgan and assorted rock bands. Wings and burgers start at 6am, and beer flows at 7am. By the opening pitch, you won’t care how this season ends.

Tuesday
Now, Please Enjoy These 20 Wines
SUPER TUSCANS

Now, Please Enjoy These 20 Wines

Imagine a typical wine tasting. There’s probably a wine ambassador making sure you pick up top notes of fennel or whatever in the Italian vino. You’d expect some pizza, some charcuterie and of course some actual wine. Now imagine this wine tasting, which is the exact opposite... of the opposite of that.

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