Things to do for June 01, 2016

The Weekender

A Hawaiian Rooftop Bar, a Saved by the Bell Pop-Up and a Strokes-Themed Dance Party

Nothing but weekend.

Wednesday
Saved by the Bell: The Pop-Up
BELL OF THE BALL

Saved by the Bell: The Pop-Up

There’s this new Saved by the Bell–themed pop-up called Saved by the Max. It’s got Korean fried chicken, a Bayside Burger, a weekly variety show and almost-nightly dance parties. There was literally no way that wasn’t going to happen.

Your Hawaiian Rooftop Bar Awaits
MAHALO AND BEHOLD

Your Hawaiian Rooftop Bar Awaits

When Mahalo opens today in Wicker Park, it may very well become the most summery summertime restaurant Chicago’s ever seen. The compelling evidence:

—A rooftop.
—Mai tais.
—Spam meatballs, Spam burgers and Spam in general.
—Slow-roasted Hawaiian BBQ pork.
—A giant rum drink served in a pineapple.

See.

Thursday
Today in Lobster-Related Lunch News...
SHACK AT IT

Today in Lobster-Related Lunch News...

Warning: news of Smack Shack’s new lunch may cause productivity dips, extreme hunger and an immediate propensity for lobster, most likely due to their lobster Cobb salad and cucumber-and-tarragon Maine lobster rolls. Sometimes warnings are counterintuitive.

Tue-Fri, 11am-3pm, Smack Shack, 326 N Morgan St, 312-973-1336

Friday
Korea. Mexico. River North.
SEOUL FOOD

Korea. Mexico. River North.

Say you’ve only got 30 minutes for lunch, but you’re really craving some bulgogi beef tacos or kimchi fried rice burritos. Great. Because now there’s Seoul Taco—a fast-casual Korean-Mexican joint with both of those things, plus kimchi slaw and other good stuff. Things are looking up for that one super-particular scenario.

Now open, Seoul Taco, 735 N Clark St, 312-365-1607

Saturday
You’re Going to a Strokes-Themed Dance Party
STROKES ON YOU

You’re Going to a Strokes-Themed Dance Party

Last week, the Strokes released their first new tracks in three years. This year marks the 15th anniversary of their generation-altering album, Is This It. On Saturday, you’re air-guitaring the night away to Strokes tunes at Beauty Bar’s anniversary party. Or just dancing. Dancing’s fine, too.

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