Things to do for April 27, 2016

The Weekender

A Tiki Luau, Gratis Ribs and a Violet Hour Takeover

Good things come to those who weekend.

Wednesday
Thursday
“You Really Know Your Way Around a Power Lunch.” —Everyone
LET’S MAKE A DEAL

“You Really Know Your Way Around a Power Lunch.” —Everyone

From The (New) Art of the Deal by Imperial Lamian: “Start by plying your companions with pork belly buns at our new weekday lunch. Then, calmly suggest they order the Wagyu oxtail fried rice or hand-pulled noodles. When the meal’s over, they’ll make a deal. Or at least be happier.”

The New NFL Draft Town Is Coming
THE TOWN

The New NFL Draft Town Is Coming

Things you’ll do at this year’s NFL Draft Town, from most to least likely:

—Screw around in the virtual reality area.
—Break your best 40-yard dash time at the Combine Corner.
—Enjoy snacks from local restaurants.
—Ride the new draft Ferris wheel.
—Actually watch the entire NFL draft.

Apr 28-29, noon-10pm; Apr 30, 10am-6pm; no cover, 2016 NFL Draft Town at Grant Park (entrance at Congress Plaza)

Saturday
If You Can’t Find a Mother’s Day Gift Here, Well...
MOMMY DEAREST

If You Can’t Find a Mother’s Day Gift Here, Well...

Your primary motive for attending the first One of a Kind Show + Sale this weekend: finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift among the hundreds of vendors slinging artwork, jewelry and wearable things. Your ulterior motive: finding something cool for yourself, too. Classic mom-related bait and switch.

Sunday
They Give You Ribs, You Give Them Nothing
TALKING CHOP

They Give You Ribs, You Give Them Nothing

When you heard that Porkchop was giving away gratis ribs, gratis BBQ sliders and gratis jars of Chicago-style BBQ sauce at their West Loop location all next week, you thought there must be a catch. But... there wasn’t. So now you’re going to go. Also, you only just now heard that.

May 1-7, one gratis 1/4 slab of ribs per guest, dine-in only; May 1-31, one gratis BBQ slider, dine-in only, and one gratis jar of BBQ sauce per guest; Porkchop, 941 W Randolph St, 312-733-9333

A Tiki Luau and a Violet Hour Takeover
HAZY SUNDAY

A Tiki Luau and a Violet Hour Takeover

Two James Beard–related events to attend this Sunday, in no particular order...

Cure Takes Over the Violet Hour: Wherein you eat Creole donuts and are privy to a one-night-only drink menu from New Orleans–based bar Cure.
A Tiki Luau and Pig Roast at Three Dots and a Dash: It’s... that.

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