Things to do for September 21, 2016

If You Like Glowing Cocktails, the Halal Guys and the Roots...

Then This Might Just Be Your Lucky Weekend

By Sam Eichner

Angelina Jolie-Weekend

Wednesday
Lunch Happens Here. Also, Here.
TABLE FOR TWO

Lunch Happens Here. Also, Here.

Your lunchtime angel says: “Go to the Little Beet Table. It’s a new NYC transplant with healthy-leaning things like hamachi crudo and pumpkin soup.”
Your lunchtime devil says: “The Halal Guys opened a new location in the Loop. So, gyros.”
You say: “Good thing lunch happens every day.”

Thursday
There’s a New Netflix Show Set in Chicago. We Talked to the Director.
EASY DOES IT

There’s a New Netflix Show Set in Chicago. We Talked to the Director.

Things you should know about Joe Swanberg: 1) He swears by Revolution and Half Acre. 2) There’s a tiki bar in the basement of his home in Lincoln Square. 3) He’s the director behind the new, Chicago-based Netflix series, Easy, which premieres tomorrow. 4) All the stuff in this interview.

Friday
This Pinball Exhibit Is a Pinball Exhibit
GAME ROOM

This Pinball Exhibit Is a Pinball Exhibit

You were probably not aware that Chicago was the birthplace of pinball. Or that Columbia is hosting the first-ever exhibit dedicated to pinball, featuring old machines, documentary videos and preproduction sketches from iconic pinball designers. Or that the opening reception is Friday. But that’s okay. You just read this.

Expo Is Here. So Is This Glow-in-the-Dark Dinner.
GLOW AND BEHOLD

Expo Is Here. So Is This Glow-in-the-Dark Dinner.

That big international modern art thing, otherwise known as Expo, is coming to Chicago this weekend. And with it, this: a glow-in-the-dark dinner at the Virgin Hotel, complete with glowing cocktails and a custom splatter painting from visiting British artist Millie Brown. So that’ll be an interesting date night.

Sunday
Common’s Music Festival Is Back. It’s So Back.
SAY AAHH

Common’s Music Festival Is Back. It’s So Back.

After a yearlong hiatus, Common’s Aahh! Fest returns to Union Park with a live DJ battle and performances from the likes of J. Cole, the Roots and Common himself. Just because you have to scream to pronounce the name of this thing doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go.

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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