Things to do for April 19, 2017

Broken English Strikes Again, This Time With a Giant Patio

This Faux Beach Party Also Seems Pretty Interesting

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Thursday
Too Many Tacos = Great Problem to Have
GO FOR BROKEN

Too Many Tacos = Great Problem to Have

You’re probably thinking, “Great, another taco restaurant.” But Broken English’s Lincoln Park location will have a giant blue cow attached to the wall, a 100-seat patio and DIY burritos offered up in an all-day taco stand. There really is something to be said for giant blue cows.

A Beer-Filled Faux Beach Party Sounds About Right
JUST BEACHY

A Beer-Filled Faux Beach Party Sounds About Right

With 70-degree days comes the temptation to break out the swimsuit and towel. Resist. Unless you find yourself at Park & Field’s Oberon Beach Party. Then, by all means, dust off the beach gear. There will be Oberon slushies, s’mores and you wearing beach gear since we just agreed upon that.

Apr 20, 6pm, no cover, Park & Field, 3509 W Fullerton Ave, 765-426-6657

Friday
Art Institute’s Late-Night Party Is Back
DARK ARTS

Art Institute’s Late-Night Party Is Back

Every few months, the Art Institute opens its doors after-hours for a booze-forward art party. This time, they’re offering a late-night glimpse at Go, the collaborative exhibit created by a duo of Art Institute curators. Which is just a fancy way of saying that your Friday night date plans are set now.

Saturday
It’s Record Store Day. Here’s Why That’s Fun.
DAY OF RECORDING

It’s Record Store Day. Here’s Why That’s Fun.

Things you expect on Record Store Day: special-edition vinyl, rarely released vinyl, other vinyl. Things you don’t: a Shuga Records/Lagunitas beer collaboration, a Reckless Records/Revolution beer collaboration and all-lady DJ sets at 606 Records. We’ll stop saying “records” now.

Apr 22, 8am-10pm, Shuga Records, 1272 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-278-4085; Apr 22, 10am-10pm, Reckless Records, 1379 N Milwaukee Ave, 312-795-0878; Apr 22, 10am-9pm, 606 Records, 1808 S Allport St, 312-585-6106

Sunday
Come for the Pork, Stay for the Butter Bar
BUTTERED UP

Come for the Pork, Stay for the Butter Bar

Cochon555, the annual feast wherein five pigs are prepared by five local chefs, is back. And while the usual feasting will happen at Morgan Manufacturing, there’s also a new ramen station this year, plus something called a Luxury Butter Bar with truffle butter and foie gras. In summary: butter bar.

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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