Things to do for May 09, 2018

Gibsons Italia Wants You to Come Play on Its Roof

And Don't Forget the Fleetwood Mac Pop-Up. Or Your Mom.

By Pearl Plotkin

Wednesday
Thursday
This Rooftop Isn't Private Anymore
HIGH ROLLER

This Rooftop Isn't Private Anymore

What was once a private event space is now a breezy spot to sip martinis and dine on beef carpaccio overlooking the city. Indeed, Gibsons Italia is opening its rooftop to everyone so you can eat fancy finger foods and bask in the sun under a retractable glass roof. Sun permitting.

Now open Thurs-Sat, 4pm-midnight, Gibsons Italia, 233 N Canal St, 312-414-1100 for reservations

Friday
Eat Here. Drink Here. Exercise Here.
SHORE THING

Eat Here. Drink Here. Exercise Here.

It looks like a resort. Feels like a resort. And yet, it's just North Avenue Beach. The Shore Club has returned for the season with a snazzy upgrade featuring an island-inspired patio serving Mediterranean dishes, frozen libations (hello, Frozignon Blanc), plus weekly fitness programs. Twist.

Saturday
Gin, Tarot Cards and Fleetwood Mac
GO YOUR OWN WAY

Gin, Tarot Cards and Fleetwood Mac

Enter the Rookery for an evening of majestic Fleetwood Mac-inspired cocktails, a tarot card reader and the beckoning of the Celtic Moon Goddess, Rhiannon. Will your favorite drink be the Landslide? The Black Magic Woman with activated charcoal, gin and lychee liqueur? Anyway, Fleetwood Mac pop-up.

She Gave Birth to You, Now Treat Her to Some Tea and Petit Fours
PINKIES UP

She Gave Birth to You, Now Treat Her to Some Tea and Petit Fours

Mother's Day: still happening. And to that end, take her out for an afternoon of sipping tea in the Virgin Hotels Chicago Commons Club. As a unique iteration of their weekly Upside Down Tea Party, enjoy a special pop-up shop from jewelry designer Kendra Scott, blended satchels of tea from Jenway and champagne. Of course there's champagne.

Sunday
Mother's Day Brunch + Flowery Portraits = This
MOM'S THE WORD

Mother's Day Brunch + Flowery Portraits = This

If you still need Mother's Day brunch plans, consider City Mouse's featuring anything from roasted asparagus with egg yolk jam to chocolate glazed strawberry Old Fashioned donuts. Then, head over to the Gallery where Chicago photographer, Jen Jansen will take photos of you and mom. Gift: check. Activity: check.

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Pearl Plotkin is often mistaken for an 89-year-old bubbie. Her favorite things include writing, doodling, live music and finding faces in inanimate objects. Not necessarily in that order.

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