Things to do for July 31, 2014

The Weekender

$1 Oysters and All the Lolla Madness You Can Handle

Remember to drink lots of weekend.

Thursday
A Good Reason to Show a Little Knee
SHORTS SIGHTED

A Good Reason to Show a Little Knee

We don’t know if you’re just being modest or what, but your kneecaps... well, they’re great. So set them free already. It’s summer. Hey, maybe you just need an incentive. Consider this half-off sale on shorts from the likes of Engineered Garments and Battenwear a sign from the universe.

Friday
Your Post-Lolla 4am Tacos Fix
LOLLA LOCO

Your Post-Lolla 4am Tacos Fix

Before heading home from Lolla, maybe you want a few more things. Perhaps a DJ set from Ryan Cabrera, tacos until 4am and margaritas that require four straws because they’re 56 ounces. This after-party at Ay Chiwowa may be what you’re looking for. Yeah, it’s definitely what you’re looking for.

Saturday
Morning-After Game Plan Enclosed
FOR THOSE ABOUT TO GUAC

Morning-After Game Plan Enclosed

But eventually, you’ll head back to Lolla. And you’ll need something to get your head right again. Something like guacamole and more tacos at Mercadito. They’ve taken the liberty of putting together some hangover-specific menu options for you and your group. This is never going to end, is it...

Aug 2, 11am-3pm; Aug 3, 11am-4pm; Mercadito, 108 W Kinzie St, 312-329-9555

A Battle Fought with Beer and Barbecue
’CUE THE BEER

A Battle Fought with Beer and Barbecue

The presence of your discerning eye on all things beer and BBQ is requested at this battle of 10 local brewers (DryHop, Half Acre, Haymarket...) who will pair their beers with various pork dishes. It’s up to you to decide which one is the best. Be gentle.

Tuesday
$1 Oysters at Hugo’s Makes a Soul Happy
DINNER FOR SHUCKS

$1 Oysters at Hugo’s Makes a Soul Happy

Tuesday is National Oyster Day. Aka the godfather of all fake holidays. You should probably make plans to pull up a seat at Hugo’s and order a bunch of $1 oysters to celebrate. On the half shell. Fried. Rockefellered. Doesn’t matter. What does: bringing a lot of singles.

Elsewhere on the Daddy

More Weekenders in Chicago