Things to do for March 08, 2017

Burt’s Place Is Back, and Now You Desperately Need Pizza

There Are Also Matters of Martinis, Meatloaf and Espionage to Contend With

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Thursday
Yes, You’ll Want to Go to Navy Pier for This
PIER PRESSURE

Yes, You’ll Want to Go to Navy Pier for This

A fire dancer, a burlesque duo and a trio of clowns walk into the swanky new South Corridor of Navy Pier. Then you also walk in and realize that you’re at the launch party for a 10-week art exhibition dubbed Thawalls. Sorry if you thought that was about to be a joke.

Welcome to Studio 54. Kind Of.
NICKY SITUATION

Welcome to Studio 54. Kind Of.

1977: Studio 54 opens its doors and Nicky Siano is on the ones and twos.
2017: Nicky Siano celebrates his birthday by screening his documentary, Love Is the Message, on the roof of Celeste, then hops back into the DJ booth for a set at Disco. This time, you’re invited.

Friday
Looks Like It’s Time to Start Drinking Mead
THE NEED FOR MEAD

Looks Like It’s Time to Start Drinking Mead

Mead probably won’t replace your happy hour beverage anytime soon. Still, Wild Blossom—the state’s first meadery—makes a strong case with its new Washington Heights tasting room. It offers a dozen varieties, from classic wildflower mead to S’mores Bochet. S’mores mead. Just seemed worth repeating, is all.

Saturday
Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It, Is to Drink Here
SPY GAMES

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It, Is to Drink Here

Espionage and vodka. There. Now the stage is set for SafeHouse, the beloved Milwaukee drinkery that just opened a second location behind a red door marked “International Exports” in River North. We’re not saying you’ll be drinking shaken martinis while eating Mata Hari’s meatloaf there, but we’re also not not saying that.

Sunday
Very Important Words About Very Important Pizza
PIE IN WAITING

Very Important Words About Very Important Pizza

File under: Critical Pizza News. Burt’s Place is back in business after the loss of its fearless leader and pizza savant, Burt Katz. Expect the same caramelized crust filled with gooey cheese and tangy tomato sauce, studied and perfected by two of Katz’s successors. See. Critical.

Now open, Burt’s Place, 8541 Ferris Ave, Morton Grove, 847-965-7997

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.

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