Things to do for August 24, 2016

This Weekend Has Approximately 20 More Cocktails Than Last Weekend

Not to Mention Ping-Pong, Lobster Tempura Rolls and a Rooftop Party

By Sam Eichner

For the love of weekend.

Wednesday
A Pop-Up Ping-Pong Arena in a West Town Brewpub
THE ROOT OF IT ALL

A Pop-Up Ping-Pong Arena in a West Town Brewpub

Forbidden Root was and always will be your friendly neighborhood botanical brewpub. So that’s a relief. But on this particular evening, they’re transforming their greenhouse-like space into a pop-up ping-pong arena and inviting you and your friends to partake. So that’s also a relief.

Aug 24, 8-11pm, no cover, Forbidden Root, 1746 W Chicago Ave, 312-929-2202

Thursday
And Your New River North Lunch Spot Is...
ON THE GREEN

And Your New River North Lunch Spot Is...

Time to check in on the River North Lunch Stock Market.

No movement: Anything involving poke.
+12 points: Build-your-own salads, pesto portobello mushroom bowls and local cheeses, all courtesy of the first Midwest location of Sweetgreen.
-100 points: PB&Js.

Sadly, that one’s been down for a while.

Friday
Drinks by the River. Drinks on a Rooftop. Drinks.
HIGHS AND LOWS

Drinks by the River. Drinks on a Rooftop. Drinks.

Date Night, Phase 1: You procure these tickets for Friday.
DN, Phase 2: You bring someone you fancy to the Riverwalk for bubbly from City Winery and a NOLA-style marching band.
DN, Phase 3: You decamp to the Virgin Hotel’s rooftop for more drinks, a DJ and dancing. There is no phase 4.

Saturday
There’s Something New at the Kimpton Gray. Again.
GONE SOUTH

There’s Something New at the Kimpton Gray. Again.

On Monday, we brought you tidings of Vol. 39, the swanky new lobby bar at the Kimpton Gray Hotel. Today, we bring you tidings of Boleo, the hotel’s new South American restaurant from a Tru vet with hand-cut beef empanadas, lobster tempura rolls and over 20 cocktails. Tomorrow, we calmly reflect.

Tuesday
This Takes “Dinner and a Movie” to a Whole New Level
CAN’T TOUCH THIS

This Takes “Dinner and a Movie” to a Whole New Level

Next Tuesday, Untitled is hosting a screening of Brian De Palma’s classic Chicago crime drama, The Untouchables, during which you’ll enjoy whiskey-adobo-glazed pork tenderloin, gratis tequila drinks and ricotta-stuffed shells. Nothing goes together like Brian De Palma and ricotta-stuffed shells go together.

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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