Things to do for June 04, 2009

The Weekender

A Beer Cruise, Bikini Show and Nude Scavenger Hunt

The weekend is best when applied liberally.

Thursday
First Annual Goose Island Beer Cruise
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First Annual Goose Island Beer Cruise

For the first time ever, the festive folks at Wendella are offering you the chance to shove off for a two-hour architecture/beer-tasting tour down the Chicago River with the entire fleet of Goose Island brews. You'll be steeped in the history of Chicago's best designs, which now include the spicy Matilda and the hoppy, creamy 312 Urban Wheat. Somewhere, Vincent D'Onofrio's character in The Break-Up is weeping.

$45, 5:45-7:45pm, June 4, Wendella Tours, 400 N. Michigan Ave, 312-337-1446

Friday
Doing It With a Blindfold On
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Doing It With a Blindfold On

Think of this blind tasting at Drinks Over Dearborn as the Pepsi Challenge with a wine buzz. You'll be presented with six mystery wines and asked to identify everything from the grape to the region to the vintage. If you get any of them wrong, just keep at it.

$25, 6:30-8pm, June 5, DOD, 650 N. Dearborn St, 2nd floor, 312-337-9463

Brazilian Night at Crobar
THONGS

Brazilian Night at Crobar

Appreciating other cultures is such a passion for you that we wanted to make sure you knew about this South American celebration on Friday at Crobar, which features Latin music and samba dancers and culminates with a traditional bikini fashion show. Because we also know how you like to keep up with the latest beachwear.

RSVP here for free entrance before midnight, 1543 N. Kingsbury St, 312-266-1900

Saturday
USA Rugby vs. Wales at Toyota Park
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USA Rugby vs. Wales at Toyota Park

Football season is months away, so we figure you're itching for a few bone-crushing tackles to hold you over. Saturday's international rugby clash pits your own USA Eagles against the brutes from Wales, who are surely out to prove they're much more than a country with a really badass dragon on its flag.

$20-$150, 1pm, June 6, Toyota Park, 7000 S. Harlem Ave, Bridgeview

DADDY HOOKUP: We have five pairs of tickets for the quickest UD members to send their rugby-loving remarks here

Naked Scavenger Hunt
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Naked Scavenger Hunt

What's more liberating than a scavenger hunt through the Art Institute? How about one that sets you in search of the best nudes its collection has to offer, from bathing beauties to a woman enjoying a nice golden shower from Zeus (not making this up). Your sixth sense for finding naked goddesses should come in handy…

$25.50, 2pm, June 6, Art Institute, 111 S. Michigan Ave, 866-811-4111, tickets here

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