Things to do for May 28, 2009

The Weekender

Angus Burgers, Free Milkshakes and Bingo with Rock Stars

The weekend kind of sneaks up on you.

Thursday
Nightwood Dawns in Pilsen
GOOD NIGHT

Nightwood Dawns in Pilsen

The folks at Lula Cafe (along with nightlife king Matt Eisler) have quietly fired up the spit roaster at this highly anticipated Pilsen sister restaurant. We think it's sure to become a foodie-bohemian paradise, full of chic seating, farmer's market veggies, handmade pasta and a tantalizing 12-person communal table in the wine cellar.

Now open, Tues-Sat, 2119 S. Halsted St (at 21st Pl), 312-526-3385, slideshow

Rock Star Bingo at 44th Ward
STAR CROSS

Rock Star Bingo at 44th Ward

The new game works like this: when you open a bar tab, you'll receive a card filled with photos of rock stars. Hear their song, cover up the corresponding rocker, and when you hit bingo, the bar comps your tab—rewarding both your Prince knowledge and your Keith Richards–like drinking habits.

Saturday
Chicago Machine Home Opener
IN THE NET

Chicago Machine Home Opener

If Blackhawks mania lit a fire you're not quite ready to extinguish, we suggest heading to the home opener of Chicago's pro lacrosse team, the Chicago Machine, as they take on the history-steeped club from New England, the Boston Cannons, at Soldier Field. Because really, there's no difference between lacrosse and hockey.

$20, 3pm, May 30, Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Dr, 312-255-1522, tickets

Sunday
Doing It Family-Style at Perennial
TABLE MANNERS

Doing It Family-Style at Perennial

Chef Ryan Poli makes it easy to order for the whole table when he introduces family-style dining at his lively Lincoln Park scene magnet. You and your clan will share multiple courses of off-the-menu, Italian-inflected goodies, which land at your table like pasta from heaven.

$35 per person, every other Sunday starting May 31, 1800 N. Lincoln Ave, 312-981-7070

Monday
Burgerfest Launches at Rockit
VARIETY

Burgerfest Launches at Rockit

Because its Kobe burger grabs all the glory, Rockit will take next week to offer a special new burger every day. Monday it's the mushroom-topped Black Angus burger, Tuesday it's the luscious salmon burger, Wednesday it's the… Well, we'll let them surprise you with the rest.

June 1-5, Rockit Bar and Grill, both locations

DADDY HOOKUP
: As you expand your ground-protein horizons on Monday and Tuesday of next week, mention UrbanDaddy to enjoy a free milkshake with your burger.

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