Things to do for March 30, 2016

The Weekender

The Second City’s New Lounge, $1 Oysters and a Frank Lloyd Wright House Party

Mess with the bull, get the weekend.

Wednesday
A New Retro Lounge for Post–Second City Hijinks
SECONDED

A New Retro Lounge for Post–Second City Hijinks

A cozy retro lounge called 1959 Kitchen & Bar just opened at the Second City. Before the show, you’ll sate your appetite with some pork belly tacos and brisket sliders. After the show, you’ll drink a whiskey smash or two. During the show, you’ll be watching the show. That part’s the same.

Friday
After-Partying in a Frank Lloyd Wright House
WRIGHT YOU ARE

After-Partying in a Frank Lloyd Wright House

Here’s an idea: you and a date skip the office on Friday and hit an all-day tour through the city’s finest turn-of-the-century homes before heading back south for an after-hours cocktail party at the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House. It’ll be just like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, only all adult and stuff.

Saturday
Tom Hanks Day: Fake Holiday, Real Party
HANKS A MILLION

Tom Hanks Day: Fake Holiday, Real Party

There’s a very real party/screening celebrating the fake Tom Hanks Day on Saturday. Should you go?

No: If you’ve only watched You’ve Got Mail because it was on.
Yes: If you’ve seen Splash and Forrest Gump a cumulative 10 times.
Definitely: If you own the two-disc special edition of Cast Away.

Sunday
Your Goody Bag Contains $1 Oysters
SWIM TEAM

Your Goody Bag Contains $1 Oysters

Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday, dear Sink|Swim. And thank you for throwing your own party this Sunday featuring all-day $1 oysters, $6 sparkling cocktails and surf-and-turf dinner specials.

It’s about time that song got an update.

Monday
11 Bartenders. Lots of Gin. You.
NO CONTEST

11 Bartenders. Lots of Gin. You.

Eleven of the best bartenders in the West Loop—from Mad Social to Blackbird—are facing off in a gin-based cocktail competition at RM Champagne Salon. Meanwhile, you’ll be there, casually imbibing their creations and snacking on gratis charcuterie and flatbread. What you’re doing meanwhile for the win.

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