Things to do for July 10, 2014

The Weekender

So Much Tasteful Nudity and BBQ It’s Not Even Funny

Taste of the weekend.

Thursday
Better Than Bottled Water...
PERK ALERT

Better Than Bottled Water...

Your Perks: 1) A sleek carafe that uses charcoal to naturally mineralize your drinking water. (It’s an ancient Japanese thing.) 2) A summer six-pack of rich, crisp, Tuscany-bred Chianti—for $105. 3) A Perks-approved deal on any work of art at Crated—the Internet’s newest art gallery. A little culture never killed anyone.

You Look Way Under-Snow-Cone’d
SNOW MEANS YES

You Look Way Under-Snow-Cone’d

Punch House is always good for booze-filled punch on tap. That’s probably why they call it Punch House. Well, now they have some new summery flavors like rye-and-orange and gin-and-tea. Only with a much more timely delivery device: the snow cone. It’s timely because it’s summer, you see.

Available now, $9, Punch House, 1227 W 18th St, 312-526-3851

Tonight, Sake Flows with Abandon
ROKA ON

Tonight, Sake Flows with Abandon

To celebrate three glorious years of robata grilling in River North, this Japanese adventureland is offering multicourse omakase feasts and bottles of sake for 30% off. But if you’re just up for a quick toast, they have $1 sake as well. Looks like you’re up for a quick toast.

Friday
The Streets Will Run Red with Barbecue
Q DE GRACE

The Streets Will Run Red with Barbecue

Bub City’s three-day jamboree of country bands, cold beer and hot barbecue is, as you probably suspect, a doozy. So go ahead and prepare to consume ’cue from near and far (Chicago q, Smoque, the Salt Lick). Also, prepare a two-step. It may come to that.

Jul 11, 3-10pm; Jul 12, noon-10pm; Jul 13, noon-9pm; $25-$30 (three-day pass $75), Windy City Smokeout, Grand Ave and the Chicago River, 312-610-4200, tickets here

Saturday
Some Tasteful Nudity for You to Ponder
NAKED AMBITION

Some Tasteful Nudity for You to Ponder

Saturday, Wright hosts its big Mass Modern auction of assorted mid-century objets d’art that would look fine next to any Eames chair you have lying around. But maybe cool your heels until Tuesday, because the Wingate Paine photo auction is filled with tasteful, black-and-white nudes that look fine, well... anywhere.

Jul 12, 10am, Mass Modern at Wright, 1440 W Hubbard St, 312-563-0020; Jul 15, noon, The Photographic Archive of Wingate Paine, bid online here

Sunday
Breakfast Cocktails Are Only Right
CERES’ PREMIERE

Breakfast Cocktails Are Only Right

Italy basically invented the Bellini. But if that’s not serious enough for brunch credentials, then there’s this: a late morning filled with lobster benedicts, prosciutto pizza and Italian puddings (with American Oreos). Oh, and a dozen breakfast cocktails like the Birrachelada. Seriously, they’ve advanced way beyond the Bellini.

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