Things to do for May 07, 2009

The Weekender

Prime Rib, Poker and Dirty Apes

The weekend is the Enterprise. You're Kirk.

Thursday
$18.95 Prime Rib at Maxwell's
MEATING

$18.95 Prime Rib at Maxwell's

Protein shakes are all well and good, but after a hard workout, you could probably go for something a little juicer. Starting today, this East Bank Club restaurant is slicing up cuts of prime rib so thick, you might want to bring a headband to contain the meat sweats.

First Thursdays Art Crawl
EXPRESSION

First Thursdays Art Crawl

Now that the weather is less Edvard Munch and more Claude Monet, you're due for a postwork River North/West Loop art stroll. Along the route, you'll find plenty of wine and crackers…because you always interpret better after a couple of glasses.

No cost, 5-7pm, first Thursday of each month, see list of galleries here

Garden of Eden at Enclave
TEMPTATION

Garden of Eden at Enclave

There have been times when you've given in to temptation. We sincerely hope tonight is one of them. The River North club is transforming itself into a steamy jungle, complete with hanging vines and hostesses wearing the skimpiest things this side of a fig leaf.

RSVP here for no cover before 11pm, May 7, 220 W. Chicago Ave, 312-654-0234

Friday
Chicago Poker Open
ACES

Chicago Poker Open

You know when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em, but sometimes you just gotta go all-in—especially when it's for the kids. This tourney benefitting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago gives you the chance to win flashy prizes—including a seat at the World Series of Poker.

$100–$250, 6pm, May 8, Hard Rock, 230 N. Michigan Ave, 312-345-1000

Saturday
Sci-Fi Spectacular 3
BACK TO THE FUTURE

Sci-Fi Spectacular 3

This 12-hour movie marathon boldly goes into fanboy heaven with a heaping portion of genre classics (Planet of the Apes, The Fly, et al), plus vintage 35mm movie trailers, prizes, collectibles and complimentary energy drinks—consider them drinkable warp drives.

$20, noon-2am, May 9, 3733 N. Southport Ave, 773-871-6604, tickets here

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