Things to do for June 27, 2014

The Weekender

Caffeinated Mojitos and a New Brunch by the Beach. The Weekend’s At It Again.

Congratulations. You advance to the weekend.

Friday
Eating Tacos and Playing Stupid Games
CLAIM TO GAME

Eating Tacos and Playing Stupid Games

Emporium, harbinger of that whole video game/bar trend, turns two today. There’ll be a selection of rare beers, gratis edible Mexican things from Antique Taco, a band, a DJ and a shot to win Riot Fest tickets. Although you’d probably be fine with a Double Dragon high score.

It’s Friday. You Deserve an Oyster.
SIR WILLIAM MOLLUSK

It’s Friday. You Deserve an Oyster.

At this point, you could probably use a place with $1 oysters and shrimp, espresso-liqueur-and-rum milkshakes and a patio near the river upon which to enjoy them. And, funnily enough, Tortoise Club’s new happy hour could use someone like you. We’re happy to play matchmaker.

Fridays, 4:30-6:30pm, Tortoise Club, 350 N State St, 312-755-1700

Saturday
It’s a New Brunch near the Beach. Yay.
CURRENT AFFAIR

It’s a New Brunch near the Beach. Yay.

Sound the brunch alarm. The new spot in the W Lakeshore, Current, just launched a good one. Especially if you consider wasabi Bloody Marys, chicken-fried bacon and Nutella-stuffed french toast right across from Ohio Street Beach good. Especially then.

Your New Drink: Caffeinated Mojitos
HAVANA BALL

Your New Drink: Caffeinated Mojitos

This is a Cuban jazz party. So there will be a Buena Vista Social Club vibe. There will also be fedoras. There will be linen pants. There will be mojitos made with caffeinated club soda... but only for people wearing fedoras and linen shirts. Which should help with your wardrobe choices.

Sunday
Loading Dock Party. Gonna Be Great.
BELLY FULL

Loading Dock Party. Gonna Be Great.

Bill Kim is throwing a backyard party. He’ll be serving BBQ baby back ribs, Korean fried chicken, watermelon salad, wine cocktails and beer. Is all. Though here’s the catch: it’s really the loading dock of Urbanbelly and not an actual backyard. Wait... it looks like you’re good with that.

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