Things to do for May 11, 2016

The Weekender

Two New Rooftops, One Giant Ball Pit and Eataly’s New Gelato Thing

The weekend already wrote the song of summer.

Wednesday
C Chicago: Then and Now
C AND BE SEEN

C Chicago: Then and Now

Then: C Chicago was C Chicago. Now: It’s called Ocean Cut. Then: It was fancy. Now: They brought in Dirk Flanigan to build an entirely different, more casual menu. Lobster sausage. Bone-in ribeyes. New-and-improved shellfish towers. Then: You were happy. Now: Considerably more so.

Thursday
This Week in New Rooftops, Part 1
ODE TO JOY DISTRICT

This Week in New Rooftops, Part 1

Joy District is many things. A restaurant. A bar. A club. A club-within-a-club. But it’s not a rooftop lounge.

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Huh. We’ve just received word that they’re opening their rooftop tomorrow and celebrating with gratis tastings. So we were wrong before. We’re glad we were wrong before.

Friday
This Week in New Rooftops, Part 2
RAISED, THE ROOF

This Week in New Rooftops, Part 2

Things you’ll say this Friday at Raised, the Renaissance’s spectacular new rooftop bar: “Look at this view.” “Good thing there’s an entire decanter’s worth of berry-ginger mint juleps.” “This is easily the best place I’ve ever eaten truffle fries and a duck banh mi in.” “Wish it was just a little warmer.”

An Art Party. In an Alley. With a Ball Pit.
PEP ALLEY

An Art Party. In an Alley. With a Ball Pit.

We know, we know. The words “adult-size ball pit in a downtown alleyway” don’t exactly scream “normal thing” or “not sketchy.” But we promise, it’s all in the name of art. In particular, the type of art you touch, poke and bounce on while drinking and dancing to DJs. Postmodernism, right?

May 13, 5-10pm, no cover, Activate: Touch, 205 E 8th St (in the alley between State and Wabash), 312-782-9160, RSVP here for a gratis drink

Saturday
Eataly Has a Gelato Bar Now. Go Figure.
NAME YOUR ICE

Eataly Has a Gelato Bar Now. Go Figure.

Summer being summer, Eataly recently opened a new gelato bar. Herewith, a glossary of relevant terms:

Coppe: Elaborate gelato sundaes topped with things like crumbled chocolate cookies and wild cherry juice.
Granita: Frozen ice drinks in refreshing flavors from mint to coffee.
Immensely Satisfied: A person who is you.

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