Things to do for April 06, 2016

The Weekender

Pisco Cream Soda, Your New Wine Bar and a Little Rooftop Lunch

Swing and a weekend.

Wednesday
Thursday
Power Lunching on the CAA’s Rooftop
GRAZE THE ROOF

Power Lunching on the CAA’s Rooftop

You know Cindy’s. That lovely open-air terrace atop the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. What you may not know is that now it’s your new home for weekday power lunching on spring lamb tartare, prime steak tartine and Cornish game hen. There, now you’re whole again.

A Decades-Old Dive Bar Is Reborn
EZ DOES IT

A Decades-Old Dive Bar Is Reborn

After a period of disuse, that classic dive EZ Inn is back. And better. We say that because of the draft pisco cream soda, the DJ booth hiding behind a painting and the gratis jukebox with everything from Billie Holiday to Gang Starr. That’s why we say that.

Friday
It’s a New Wine Bar. With Steak.
WINE ALL YOU WANT

It’s a New Wine Bar. With Steak.

Your date says: Let’s go to a wine bar.
You say: Let’s go to a steakhouse.
We say: You should go to Penumbra Wine Bar in Logan Square. It’s got Latin-inspired ribeyes and strip steaks, plus a whole bunch of California reds.

You and your date nonchalantly shrug in acquiescence.

Saturday
Just Thousands and Thousands of Records
FAIR ENOUGH

Just Thousands and Thousands of Records

Records. CDs. DVDs. All three, nostalgic totems of your not-so-distant past. On Saturday, there will be thousands of them to dig through at your leisure during the CHIRP Record Fair, along with plenty of beer and American fare from Moxee. Which aren’t nostalgic totems of anything, but pretty great regardless.

Sunday
The Bad News: April. The Good News: This.
COME WHAT MEYVN

The Bad News: April. The Good News: This.

One hour, it’s sunny. The next, it’s snowing. Such is April in Chicago. You can do something about it at Meyvn’s sample sale, where they’ve got stylish anytime-gear from Engineered Garments, Common Projects and the like for up to 80% off. Or you can do nothing. We recommend the former.

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