Things to do for July 02, 2009

The Weekender

Bikinis, Champagne and Fried Chicken

The weekend is a shot heard 'round the world.

Thursday
The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago
STAND OUT

The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago

The Sears Tower debuts its 103rd floor enclosed glass ledge, letting you step nearly four-and-a-half feet away from the building and stare straight down to Wacker Drive a vertigo-inducing 1,353 feet below. Consider the daredevil version of Google Maps.

Fashion Show at Enclave
BIKINIS

Fashion Show at Enclave

What better way to celebrate our freedom than watching as 12 beautiful models proudly display the latest innovations in bikini technology at this River North lair's annual Fourth of July weekend kickoff party. Consider it your patriotic duty to attend.

No cover before 12am, July 2, 220 W. Chicago Ave, 312-654-0234, RSVP here

Friday
Champagne and Fried Chicken
SPARKLERS

Champagne and Fried Chicken

Fried chicken and champagne are the Sandra Bullock and Jesse James of wine pairings: you can't explain why, but somehow it just works. So join as Lush pops corks on at least eight of its most spectacular (i.e., expensive) bubblies at a family-style all-you-can-eat buttermilk fried-chicken fest.

Saturday
Fourth of July at the Trump
SKY ROCKETING

Fourth of July at the Trump

Catch Navy Pier's Saturday pyrotechnics from the just-opened Terrace at the Trump: they're serving pork-rib sandwiches and a Firecracker cocktail, featuring Trump vodka, muddled strawberries, an American flag and a lit sparkler. Just watch your eyebrows.

La Tache Crab Boil in Andersonville
CRABBY

La Tache Crab Boil in Andersonville

This side-street boîte unveils an old-fashioned, whack-'em-with-a-mallet, all-you-can-eat weekly crab boil. And in honor of the holiday, you can order a special three-martini flight, which comes in—wait for it—red, white and blue varieties. This really is a three-martini holiday.

Market price, July 4, La Tache, 1475 W. Balmoral (E. of Clark), 773-334-7168

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