Things to do for May 22, 2009

The Weekender

$5 Burgers, Whole Hogs and a Cargo Pants Funeral

The weekend salutes you.

Friday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

Travel season is upon us and we here at Perks think you deserve more...or actually, a lot less. So we're taking a round three-digit number off your flight. We're just good like that.

Cargo Trade-In at His Stuff
DE-PANTS

Cargo Trade-In at His Stuff

You read it here first: pockets are dead. So bring those old multi-pouched cargo shorts and pants to His Stuff to receive a cool discount off a more up-to-date pair from Hugo Boss, Rag & Bone and other less-pocketed designers. Then put your change in your sock.

May 22-31, His Stuff, 5314 N. Clark St and 3162 N. Broadway

Blackhawks Party at Moonshine
HAWKING

Blackhawks Party at Moonshine

So you've got a case of 'Hawks fever. There's no better place to join the bandwagon than this viewing party at the Wicker Park 'cue joint. Indulge in $3 house brews and a trio of sliders, which you can think of as a delicious hat trick.

May 22, 7pm, Moonshine, 1824 W. Division St (at Honore), 773-862-8686

Saturday
V-Live Opens
V There

V-Live Opens

It's been a busy week for new DJ spots, but only one place is conveniently located above a tequila bar. V-Live, Logan Square's newest performance venue, celebrates its opening weekend with a dance party for the ages featuring remix masters Disco Tech.

$20, May 23, 9pm, V-Live, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave (N. of Armitage), 773-489-5483

Sunday
5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers
PORKED

5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers

The Drake is the setting for a competition where five top chefs (Graham Elliot Bowles, the Bristol's Chris Pandel) are given one pig to transform into as much deliciousness as possible. Before you serve as a hands-on judge, munch on pork rinds and sip wine, a frequently overlooked pairing.

$125, May 24, 5pm, 140 E. Walton Place, save $45 with code "buylocal" here

Monday
$5 Burgers at David Burke's Primehouse
JUICY

$5 Burgers at David Burke's Primehouse

If you're looking for an easier way to get your Memorial Day burgers than firing up the grill, you can't beat the deal starting today at this River North steakhouse. For one week only, the burgers made from 40-day-aged prime are just $5 during lunch. Doggy bag, anyone?

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