Things to do for June 13, 2014

The Weekender

Broiled Vodka Lemonade, a Beach Party and Dear Old Dad

The weekend’s father knows best.

Friday
Good Chance You’ll Get Tenure Here
DOCTOR WHO

Good Chance You’ll Get Tenure Here

There’s a new professional-sounding bar near the UIC campus. It’s called Ph.D Pub. It’s got 77 beers, live jazz nights and an official BYOF policy. The F is for food. The Ph.D is for Doctor of Philosophy, but turns out that’s less interesting.

Now open, Ph.D Pub, 1257 S Halsted St, 312-226-1010

Saturday
You’re Going to This Beach Party
THE KING’S BEACH

You’re Going to This Beach Party

A day at the beach with wine, whiskey and a pig on a spit: solid way to spend an afternoon. It also sounds like a lot to squeeze into your Igloo. So the nice people behind this little beach party will lay it all out for you. Because that’s what nice people do.

Jun 14, VIP noon-4pm; general admission 1-4pm, $75-$95, North Avenue Beach, 1600 N Lake Shore Dr, tickets here

Sunday
Taking Dad to Indy for a Victory Lap
INDY MOOD

Taking Dad to Indy for a Victory Lap

Father’s Day idea: drive Pops to Indianapolis where—after signing a waiver—he’ll be strapped into an Indy car and zipped around the oval track at a maximum speed of 60 mph. Which honestly seems like a pretty good dad speed.

Bands, Vodka and Other Likable Things
DAWSON’S PEAK

Bands, Vodka and Other Likable Things

The Dawson in West Town is gearing up for a patio party with live music, a roasted pig (great weekend theme, that) and a little something called the Broiled Vodka Lemonade. Ain’t no party like a broiled vodka lemonade party.

Jun 15, 5-8:30pm, $22/plate, The Dawson, 730 W Grand Ave, 312-243-8955

Monday
Mexican or Chinese: You Decide
SI WHAT’S UP

Mexican or Chinese: You Decide

Sometimes you want a taco. Sometimes you want more of an Asian thing. And from now on, you will never again know the pain of not having both at the same time. This tiny new Roscoe Village Mexican-Asian mashup has Asian-y tacos and Mexican-y stir fry, and that’s weird. Delicious, though. Still delicious.

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