Things to do for May 25, 2016

The Weekender

A New Bar, Two Giant Block Parties and Old Fashioned Snow Cones

Fire up the weekend.

Wednesday
We Come Bearing a New Lincoln Park Bar
DISTILL OF THE NIGHT

We Come Bearing a New Lincoln Park Bar

Welcome to The UrbanDaddy New Bar Half-Minute. Today, we’re delving into Distilled Chicago—a black-and-copper-clad lounge in Lincoln Park where your burgers are topped with pulled pork, the Italian beef exists inside egg rolls and your drinks involve rosemary, gin, chocolate and rye. Bye for now.

Soft-opens May 25, Distilled Chicago, 1480 W Webster Ave, 773-770-3703

Thursday
Four Days of Dancing and Old Fashioned Snow Cones
THE BIG FREEZE

Four Days of Dancing and Old Fashioned Snow Cones

Fremont, haven of good times that it is, has decided to host a four-day, ’70s-pool-party-themed celebration. On day one, you’ll try a push-up popsicle with gin-infused sorbet. On day two, you’ll enjoy an Old Fashioned snow cone (pictured). On day three, you’ll eat rum-soaked cake. On day four, maybe go somewhere else.

Saturday
Your Summer Sale Will See You Now
APARTMENT COMPLEX

Your Summer Sale Will See You Now

You have: Some big Memorial Day weekend plans. Apartment Number 9 has: Up to 60% off warm-weather clothing, including white officer’s shirts, anchor-print Bermuda shorts, summery Paul Smith pants and Jack Purcell sneakers. We have: Nothing else to say on the matter.

Sunday
Long-Weekend Block Parties, Vol 1: Parson’s
BLOCK IT OUT

Long-Weekend Block Parties, Vol 1: Parson’s

You sure as hell don’t need a reason to swing by Parson’s block party this Sunday, drink a few Negroni slushies, eat a special boar-and-bacon beer brat and listen to some cool bands do their thing. But if you did, well, it is their third anniversary. You definitely don’t, though.

May 29, 2-8pm, no cover (donation suggested), Parson’s Block Party at Humboldt Blvd and Armitage Ave, 773-384-3333

Long-Weekend Block Parties, Vol 2: Baderbräu
HIGH BRAU

Long-Weekend Block Parties, Vol 2: Baderbräu

Baderbräu is (finally) opening their 25,000-square-foot brewery and taproom in the South Loop on Sunday. They’re celebrating with a giant block party involving live music, the city’s best food trucks, beer specials, unreleased beers, more beer, even more beer and... yes, you’re right. That’s quite enough.

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