Things to do for March 05, 2015

The Weekender

John Hughes, Croque Monsieurs and Pastry Drones

Oh, to be young and in the weekend.

Thursday
When John Hughes Meets Cabaret
DEAR JOHN

When John Hughes Meets Cabaret

If you collected the most iconic songs and indelible scenes from John Hughes’s high school movies, then reimagined them as a theatrical cabaret show, you’d get this performance that you’re about to go to. Congratulations on reading the words you just read.

Grab a Date. Grab a Beer. Watch This.
VICE CAPADES

Grab a Date. Grab a Beer. Watch This.

Tonight, there’s an old vaudeville theater in Lakeview hosting a casual screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of the paranoiac detective novel Inherent Vice. There will also be five beers on tap for you to drink throughout the show. Moral: that’ll be happening if you want to happen with it.

Friday
A New Place to Eat Sandwiches
BIRD HOUSE

A New Place to Eat Sandwiches

On one side of this new place called the Spoke & Bird, you’ve got a café/sandwich shop serving croque monsieurs, pastries and local beers. On the other, you’ve got a quiet little dining room in which to enjoy all of the above. Sometimes we make literal colloquialisms about the word “side.”

Saturday
Burger Bar Checks Into the Ritz-Carlton
CARLTON DANCE

Burger Bar Checks Into the Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton: elegant, though not exactly known for its burgers. Burger Bar: has the word “burger” in its name. Together, they’ve developed five burgers of their own—with accoutrements such as foie gras and cheddar-bacon waffles—for you to try. Teamwork is a beautiful thing.

A Music Fest Where Weird Things Happen
STORM CENTER

A Music Fest Where Weird Things Happen

There are two kinds of snowstorms. One is all cold and blistery and awful. The other is the name of this inaugural music festival at Navy Pier, featuring Moby and a bunch of experiential theatrics like drum towers, confetti cannons and pastry drones. They’re drones that drop pastries from the sky. Pastry drones.

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