Things to do for April 11, 2018

There's a Rum Festival and Some New Deep-Dish in Town

And Somewhere in Between, Oak Street Bootmakers Is Having a Huge Sale

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
It's a Power Bank. It's a Speaker. It's Essential.
FROM PERKS

It's a Power Bank. It's a Speaker. It's Essential.

Sure, this portable power bank can charge your phone multiple times at high speeds with its patented technology and save you countless headaches in the process, but... can it rock out? Yes. Yes it can. Because this 10,000mAh battery also happens to be a Bluetooth speaker. And 25% off.

Thursday
Oak Street Bootmakers + 60% Off = Why Are You Still Here?
BOOT FORCE

Oak Street Bootmakers + 60% Off = Why Are You Still Here?

This never-ending winter has left your boots looking a little sad. Cue this locally-made-boots sale from the good people at Oak Street Bootmakers. They may have 20 years of cobbling experience, but you only have a few weeks to grab some trench boots and calfskin chukkas for 60% off.

Friday
There's a New Deep-Dish Pie in Town
PIE TIMES

There's a New Deep-Dish Pie in Town

Meet the deep-dish pizza that's garnering rave reviews in Chicago. No, it's not at a fancy new pizzeria, it's at the two-story Beatrix Market that just opened in the Loop. You'll also find a massive salad bar, coffee bar and regular booze-serving bar there. But still: pizza.

Saturday
The Most Records You've Ever Seen Under One Roof. Probably.
RECORD DAY

The Most Records You've Ever Seen Under One Roof. Probably.

Peruse your way through nearly 100 vinyl vendors when the Chirp Record Fair returns to the West Loop. It's safe to say that this'll be one of the most impressive record displays you've ever seen. Take it all in with a beer in one hand and an Irazu empanada in the other. You can do this.

It's a Rum Festival, Which Sounds Pretty Damned Delightful
RUM RUNNER

It's a Rum Festival, Which Sounds Pretty Damned Delightful

After this week's news cycle, you could probably use 40 different bottles of rum. Good news: that's exactly what you can have when the 4th Annual Chicago Rum Fest returns to the Logan Auditorium on Saturday. To say nothing of how you'll feel come Sunday.

Sunday
Breakfast Egg Rolls and Tree Swings
FORT IS IN SESSION

Breakfast Egg Rolls and Tree Swings

When was the last time you had brunch under a fake tree? There's a first time for everything, including egg rolls stuffed with chorizo, potatoes and cheese served alongside Togarashi-spiced Palomas. It's all happening at Fort Willow's new brunch, so prepare to hop on a real swing and get after it.

Sundays, 10am-3pm, Fort Willow, 1721 N Elston Ave, 773-687-8898

What Else Is New

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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