Things to do for July 05, 2017

A Whiskey Cocktail That’s Covered in Balloons and Smells Like Bananas

And Other Weird Ways to Enjoy Your Weekend

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Thursday
The Leather Gods Smile Down Upon You Today
LEATHER FORECAST

The Leather Gods Smile Down Upon You Today

It’s been too long since you’ve picked up a jacket that looks like it was made by an old man in a basement in Milan, but is actually a jacket that was made by the leather gurus at Schott, who just opened an American flag-filled storefront in Wicker Park. Definitely too long.

Now open, Schott NYC, 1509 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-799-8250

Friday
A Yusho Pop-Up at Wrigley Field, Is All
FARE BALL

A Yusho Pop-Up at Wrigley Field, Is All

If you’re catching a home game this weekend, you could stick to hot dogs served out of a metal box attached to some guy’s chest, sure. Or, hey, maybe opt for Yusho’s crispy, twice-fried chicken with a side of spicy Asian pork rinds instead. One of those sounds more appealing than the other.

Saturday
Just a Banana-Scented, Balloon-Covered Whiskey Cocktail
POP ART

Just a Banana-Scented, Balloon-Covered Whiskey Cocktail

Finally, a drink that satisfies both your love of Japanese whiskey and rainbow balloons. It’s the latest creation at rooftop bar Noyane and pays tribute to the new Takashi Murakami exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Pop a balloon, smell bananas, sip the peaty cocktail and say, “Well, that was weird.”

Now available, $35, As Well Too at Noyane, 101 E Erie St, 312-667-6796

Two Street Festivals, One Weekend, Go
FESTIVUS

Two Street Festivals, One Weekend, Go

When it comes to going to a street festival this weekend, you have two choices. One is filled with live music, local food and good beer in West Town. The other has all of those things, only in Lincoln Square. Just saying. Street fests.

July 7, 5-10pm, July 8-9, noon-10pm, $5 suggested donation, West Fest, Chicago Ave (between Damen and Wood); July 7, 5-10pm, July 8, noon-10pm, July 9, noon-9pm, $10 suggested donation, Square Roots Festival, Lincoln Ave (between Montrose and Wilson)

Sunday
Let’s Get You on a Basketball Court, Shall We...
HOOP DREAMS

Let’s Get You on a Basketball Court, Shall We...

The problem with pick-up games is that Steve always forgets his sneakers. Forget Steve. You have IndoorHoops now, a new-to-Chicago site with a $12 buy-in that organizes pick-up basketball games so you don’t have to. Steve...

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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