Things to do for July 30, 2015

The Weekender

Burlesque, Pie and a Hot Dog Cook-Off

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the weekend.

Thursday
Milkshakes. Pie. Coffee. This Place.
LIFE OF PIE

Milkshakes. Pie. Coffee. This Place.

Spinning J’s owner found a vintage soda fountain bar on Craigslist. Turns out, it was built in Sangor Drug, a place her grandmother frequented as a child. Now the bar’s installed in their new Humboldt Park shop, along with made-from-scratch sodas and a rotating selection of pies. “Aww” is right.

Friday
Slick Rick and an Open Bar
RICK HOUSE

Slick Rick and an Open Bar

Sir Paul McCartney is performing at Lollapalooza on Friday night. But Slick Rick is performing at the Hard Rock afterward, where you’ll be privy to gratis food pairings from Parson’s and a four-hour open bar. Good thing you’re not being forced to choose between the two.

Saturday
Hot Doug Judges. You Eat.
DOGGIN’ IT

Hot Doug Judges. You Eat.

The Most Chicago Things Ever: A Definitive Ranking. 1) This good old-fashioned hot dog cook-off taking place at Schubas on Sunday afternoon, featuring plenty of tasting portions, $3 Lagunitas on tap and Hot Doug himself as the judge of honor. 2) Bill Murray riding a billy goat?

Sunday
Your New Brunch Is...
ROYALE COURT

Your New Brunch Is...

“Never have I ever... ordered a fried-egg-and-bacon-stuffed paratha, samosas and a cold chai tea fortified with rum and coconut cream for brunch...”

If you didn’t take a drink, well, Pub Royale has all that stuff now. Also, this game was way more fun forever ago.

Tuesday
The California Clipper Does Burlesque
CALIFORNICATION

The California Clipper Does Burlesque

Here’s something: Brendan Sodikoff’s renovated 1930s-era Humboldt Park cocktail lounge is hosting a rare evening of burlesque and cabaret on Tuesday night. So grab a date. Slide into a booth. Request a spiked shaved ice or scotch and do whatever comes naturally. Presumably that just means watching the show.

Aug 4, doors 8pm, performances 9:30pm, no cover, California Clipper, 1002 N California Ave, 773-384-2547

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