Things to do for April 16, 2015

The Weekender

Records, Tacos and $2 Cocktails

Feel free to file as the weekend’s dependent next year.

Thursday
A Custom-Engraved Bottle of Dom
PERK ALERT

A Custom-Engraved Bottle of Dom

You love your mother. But do you love her enough to get her a bottle of vintage Dom Pérignon champagne or rosé that you’ve had custom engraved with a special, heartfelt message of your choosing for Mother’s Day? There’s only one answer.

Friday
Well, It’s a Steak Sale at Eataly
CHOPPING BLOCK

Well, It’s a Steak Sale at Eataly

For one day, Eataly is parting with two of their finest cuts of beef (the dry-aged bone-in ribeye and the tomahawk ribeye) for up to 50% off per pound. They’re doing it because Friday is Dry-Aged Beef Day. And you couldn’t care less if they made that up.

Saturday
This Should Be Fun
RECORD PLAYERS

This Should Be Fun

Bric-a-Brac Records is hosting a block party with live music, gratis donuts and a drink called the Bric-a-Braquiri that you can try at nearby Lost Lake. If you’re feeling the feeling of happiness right now, that feeling is the right feeling.

Sunday
New Brunch. New Patio. Rejoice.
OUTSIDE VOICES

New Brunch. New Patio. Rejoice.

Did somebody say new brunch? We did. We said new brunch. That’s because Oak + Char is launching theirs on Sunday with lamb merguez, a smoked-chicken omelet and rhubarb-jam-sugar donuts. Oh, and their outdoor patio will be open, too. They didn’t time this wrong.

Here’s a Taco-Making Competition
FOOD FIGHT

Here’s a Taco-Making Competition

This Sunday, local chefs and taco enthusiasts alike will converge upon Lincoln Hall for the Chicago Taco Takedown. If you’re there to compete, bring your finest taco creation. If you’re there to eat, be prepared to fill your taco quota for the entire month. Either way, good job.

Tuesday
A Party Five Years in the Making
IT TAKES TWO

A Party Five Years in the Making

Ah, 2009. Sure, we were in the throes of the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression. But DMK also got their start that year. And five years later, you’ll commemorate their humble beginnings at Henry’s Swing Club, where everything (cocktails, sliders... everything) will be $2.09. Not this time, inflation.

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