Things to do for May 02, 2018

Party Like It's 1893 at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel's Throwback Saloon

Then, Watch the Kentucky Derby… On Roller Skates

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Thursday
The Case for Taking a Burger Break at Bellemore
LUNCH BELLE

The Case for Taking a Burger Break at Bellemore

And just like that, it's lunchtime again. And just like that, you're eating sweet potato tots and caramelized onion-topped burgers at Bellemore. Yes, the West Loop stunner just introduced lunch, and you should probably support them in that endeavor.

Mon-Fri, 11am-2pm, Bellemore, 564 W Randolph St, 312-667-0104

Friday
A Pre-Prohibition Saloon Pops Up in Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
LIKE A FOX

A Pre-Prohibition Saloon Pops Up in Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

This year, Chicago Athletic Association turns 125. To honor that, the less-old CAA Hotel is turning back the clock with a pre-prohibition saloon popping up in its used-to-be swimming pool. Throw on your cowboy boots and partake in some poker lessons while sipping whiskey. Or leave the cowboy boots at home.

Saturday
The Home of Frankie Knuckles' Record Collection Gets an Upgrade
BOOK SMARTS

The Home of Frankie Knuckles' Record Collection Gets an Upgrade

One of Chicago's most coveted hidden gems is about to become a lot more visible thanks to the addition of a forthcoming bar and pop-up restaurant. Until then, take in the splendor of the historic Stony Island Arts Bank's recent renovations, which include multiple galleries and a record player spinning sections from Frankie Knuckles' record collection. Indeed, cocktails can wait.

Return to Chicago Athletic Association for a Kentucky Derby Roller Derby
ROLL FOR THE ROSES

Return to Chicago Athletic Association for a Kentucky Derby Roller Derby

The most exciting two minutes in sports are about to get even more exciting. Because you'll be watching on roller skates. Chicago Athletic Association's ever-popular skate night returns with a Julep-fueled Kentucky Derby roller derby. Let's hope the horses have an easier time than you do.

Sunday
The James Beard Awards Are Here. Have Some Drinks.
YES, CHEF

The James Beard Awards Are Here. Have Some Drinks.

As the James Beard Foundation awards return to Chicago, so does the parade of bars masquerading as other bars. To that end, Estereo will put on its rum-drinking pants when the team from New Orleans' Manolito take over the bar with Floridita Daiquiris. Then, continue with the Cure crew at the Violet Hour. Yay Sunday.

May 6, 4-7pm, no cover, Manolito takeover at Estereo, 2450 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-360-8363; May 6, 11:30pm-2am, no cover, Cure takeover at The Violet Hour, 1520 N Damen Ave, 773-252-1500 

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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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