Things to do for August 09, 2017

This Festival Is Filled With Hot Dogs

And These Picnic Baskets Are Filled With Wine

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Slicker Than Your Average Pocketknives
FROM PERKS

Slicker Than Your Average Pocketknives

A good pocketknife has to do a couple of things well: cut stuff and fit in your pocket. A great pocketknife does those things and looks great while doing them. In other words, these Damascus blade folders from BucknBear are great pocketknives.

Thursday
Vintage Denim. Sturdy Jackets. Deep Discounts.
THE FALL GUY

Vintage Denim. Sturdy Jackets. Deep Discounts.

It's out with the old and in with the new at made-in-America handsomeness purveyor Independence. You're reaping the benefits in the form of 30% off things like Levi's Vintage denim and Norse Projects jackets. Looks like fall shopping starts right about... now.

Saturday
These Picnic Baskets Are Filled With Wine
BASKET CASE

These Picnic Baskets Are Filled With Wine

Whether you're catching a movie in the park or a concert at Ravinia, these experiences are a bit more enjoyable with a can of wine in hand. Related: Revival is now packing customizable picnic baskets with Antique Taco guac and Danke charcuterie. And wine. Don't forget the wine.

Only Six Months Until Fat Tuesday
MARDI ON

Only Six Months Until Fat Tuesday

You've heard of Christmas in July. But what about Fat Tuesday in August? It's a thing, according to the good people at Heaven on Seven, who are throwing a Halfway to Mardi Gras party complete with all the BBQ shrimp po' boys and Hurricanes you'd expect of such an affair. Preparation breeds success.

Sunday
A Very Bourbon-y Brunch Comes to Division Street
HAIR OF THE DOG

A Very Bourbon-y Brunch Comes to Division Street

You've sipped your fair share of brown spirits on Division Street. So here's a place called Bourbon where you can finally do it properly. It's a new two-story spot where pairing Old Forester-spiked coffee with spicy pecan fried chicken and corn waffles is not only allowed, but encouraged. If they insist.

Want a Hot Dog? There's a Fest For That.
DOG DAYS

Want a Hot Dog? There's a Fest For That.

The Hot Dog Fest is back in Lincoln Park. That means three days of live music and a dozen different dog-slingers putting forth their interpretation of the Chicago signature for your scrutiny. And we're scrutinizing...

Aug 11-12, 11am-9pm; Aug 13, 11am-8pm, $5 suggested donation, Hot Dog Fest, Stockton Dr and LaSalle Dr

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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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