If your walls could talk... they’d probably have plenty to say, but at some point they’d get around to mentioning how nice it’d be to have some more gallery-worthy photography hanging on them. Like these canvas prints from award-winning wildlife photog Randal Ford. You’re welcome, walls.
Things to do for April 05, 2017
Your Weekend Festival Options: Rum or Records
Or BothBy Sarah Freeman
You’re Kind of a Sushi Chef Now
Ramen-san’s got this new off-menu special where they place an assortment of raw fish and some accoutrements in front of you, then let you roll your own sushi. Could be bigeye tuna with ponzu. Could be Alaskan king crab with spicy Kewpie mayo. Could be a really good idea for your next date.
Figured You’d Want to Know About This Ping-Pong Party
SPiN is celebrating its first birthday tomorrow. As expected, there will be gratis ping-pong. As less-expected, there will be live music, live graffiti art and Chicago Fire players competing against KISS FM DJs for charity. You love a good soccer player/DJ battle.
The British Are Coming, and They’re Bringing Nice Shirts
There are shirts, and then there are Turnbull & Asser shirts. The latter are the garments of choice for people such as the Beatles and the king of England, and one of their representatives will be at the Peninsula hotel on Friday to fit you for one of your own. The former are... well, shirts.
All the Vinyl That’s Fit to Spin
For the 15th year, Chirp Record Fair is coming to spruce up your music collection. Upstairs: vinyl, CDs, DVDs and posters. Downstairs: a marketplace curated by Vintage Garage. Everywhere: food, beer and music. That about covers all the locations where good things will be.
More Rum Than You Usually Find in Logan Square
Congratulations. You’re about to taste your way through any number of 60 rums at the MidWest Rum Festival. And should you need a break from said sea of spirits, you can also go to cocktail demos and seminars. “Break” being a very relative term.