Things to do for June 11, 2009

The Weekender

Naked Bike Rides, Al Capone and 65,000 Pounds of Ribs

WARNING: The weekend may cause excitability.

Thursday
The Big Sale at Shirts on Sheffield
SALE-ING

The Big Sale at Shirts on Sheffield

At this semi-annual sale, the venerable above-the-waist specialist is selling shirts for just $45 each. You'll have 300 choices to browse, from crisp new oxfords to a plethora of polos. And you thought tucked or untucked was a tough choice.

Friday
Fifth Annual Gold Coast Film Festival
FLICKS

Fifth Annual Gold Coast Film Festival

Unconventional auteurs, including Top Chef Masters' Graham Elliot Bowles, take the spotlight at this ADD-friendly film fest (longest run time: 18 minutes). Since a trip to the concession stand might be tough, start with a pre-party at Landmark restaurant before heading next door to the Royal George Theatre.

$35, 6-10pm, June 12; 6pm-12am, Landmark, 1633 N. Halsted St, tickets here

Ribfest Chicago
BONES TO PICK

Ribfest Chicago

The three-day sauce-slathered summer ritual features 25 of Chicago's most expert barbecuers cooking more than 65,000 pounds of ribs. You'll vote for the best via text, finally settling that whole Robinson's vs. Smoke Daddy debate. Because there's not an app for that.

$5 donation, June 12-14, Ribfest Chicago, 4000 N. Lincoln Ave, 773-525-3609

Saturday
Via Ventuno Historical Cocktail Party
SCENE OF THE CRIME

Via Ventuno Historical Cocktail Party

On the 79th anniversary of the historic raid that ended its reign of beer, this former bootlegger's warehouse is commemorating the only way it knows how: with $5 bottles of Great Lakes Eliot Ness Amber Lager, passed appetizers and a tour of Capone's escape tunnel—just in case you ever need to make a quick exit.

No cost, 6-8pm, June 13, Via Ventuno, 2110 S. Wabash Ave, 312-328-1198

6th Chicago Naked Ride
BUFF RIDERS

6th Chicago Naked Ride

Organizers are being coy about the exact location for their annual au naturel roll through Chicago—join the mailing list to be notified where they'll take off…er, take it off. Luckily, you'll be packing light: a pair of wheels and a smile.

9pm-12am, June 13, Chicago Naked Ride, click here to register

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