Things to do for August 20, 2015

The Weekender

A Staged Reading of Cocktail and a 400-Foot Bar

Let’s just take this one weekend at a time.

Thursday
The Hideout’s New Thing on the Water
DOWN BY THE RIVER

The Hideout’s New Thing on the Water

Sure, the Hideout’s great. But it’s summer. And you should be by the water. Coincidentally, the Hideout has opened a pop-up on the Riverwalk. It’s designed to look like their front porch, and it features live music, beer and sugary things from Bridgeport Pasty. Probably not much of a coincidence after all.

Tamales and Guac on a BYOB Patio
LOS YOURSELF

Tamales and Guac on a BYOB Patio

Three things you should know about Dia De Los Tamales’s delightful new patio:

1) It’s BYOB.
2) They’ll have patio-exclusive items like mushroom empanadas and guacamole with plantain chips.
3) You can still order any of their weird yet delicious tamales.

They’ll just taste better because you’re outside.

Friday
A Staged Reading of Cocktail
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

A Staged Reading of Cocktail

The premise of Cocktail—starring Tom Cruise as an Army vet who discovers a preternatural knack for flair bartending—sounds almost as ridiculous as the idea of the Neo-Futurists bringing the movie to life via this live staged reading. Almost.

Saturday
Fried Chicken, Champagne and You
BIRD WATCHING

Fried Chicken, Champagne and You

Recent addendums to your list of “Things That Shouldn’t Go Together but Somehow Do”:

—Fried chicken and champagne, courtesy of Kendall College’s celebration of the two featuring a curated selection of bubbly and fried-chicken dishes from the likes of Parson’s, Bottlefork and Celeste.
—Ben Affleck and the nanny.

Allegedly.

Aug 22, 11:30am-3pm, $75-$150, Kendall College Skyline Room, 900 N North Branch St, 312-752-2352, tickets here

Just a 400-Foot Bar on Milwaukee
STREET MAGIC

Just a 400-Foot Bar on Milwaukee

Oregonians. Always transporting 400-foot bars to blocks of Logan Square to serve up a variety of the state’s renowned Deschutes Brewery beers to the masses, along with food and some live music. So typical.

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