Things to do for April 24, 2014

The Weekender

Everything Your Weekend Requires

The weekend kept one eye in the mirror as it watched itself gavotte.

Thursday
Please, Let Us Show You Around St. Louis
ARCH MADNESS

Please, Let Us Show You Around St. Louis

In the distant future, high-speed rail will connect Chicago to St. Louis. But until then, there’s this: The Next Move—UrbanDaddy’s free, award-winning app—now live in St. Louis. You tell us who you’re with and what you’re craving (toasted ravioli, perhaps), and we’ll tell you where to go. Let’s see Amtrak do that.

This Happy Occasion Deserves Rum
RUM ON DOWN

This Happy Occasion Deserves Rum

The High Noon Saloon celebrates its first year the way any Old West bar would: with booze. Specifically, $1 rum cocktails and access to the city’s only keg of Lagunitas’s latest fusion ale (dubbed Couch Trippin’). Plus, there’s a live rock band, which goes well with booze.

Apr 24, doors 4pm, band 8pm, High Noon Saloon, 1560 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-227-9339

Friday
It’s Late. You Need Spam and Cheese.
THE CHEESIEST

It’s Late. You Need Spam and Cheese.

The right sandwich at the right time. It’s saved your life on more than one occasion. Related: Bottlefork is now offering salvation with a new post-midnight, all-grilled-cheese menu. It includes three kinds of gooiness, including a Spam & Jack—which kind of sounds like a ’90s sitcom.

Fri-Sat starting Apr 25, midnight-2am, Bottlefork, 441 N Clark St, 312-955-1900

Saturday
There’s an Éclair Waiting for You...
SHAKE THEIR BONBONS

There’s an Éclair Waiting for You...

If you’re in the mood for a little predinner dessert, swing by this pop-up chocolate boutique at NoMi. It’s just off the main lobby and is well stocked with all manner of chocolate: bonbons, éclairs, lollipops and enrobed nuts. Excuse us while we blush. Éclairs have that effect on us.

An Epic Sci-Fi Fantasy... with Pasties
FAN GIRLS

An Epic Sci-Fi Fantasy... with Pasties

This avant-garde exhibit focuses on artwork showing the sexy side of sci-fi. Opening night will include cocktails, appetizers, pole dancers and a burlesque troupe specializing in erotic re-creations of André Le Nôtre’s 17th-century garden design. We’re kidding, they specialize in science fiction. Almost had you.

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