Things to do for July 09, 2009

The Weekender

Bacon Martinis, Sexy Firewalkers, and Endless Beer

The weekend is solar powered.

Thursday
2 New Perks
PERKS

2 New Perks

If you asked us, we'd happily give you the shirt off our back—but since you haven't, we're offering 35 percent off a custom-fitted shirt (courtesy of the Brits at Brass Bones) and a few sustainable tees and polos from Connect. And if the shirt fits…

Thursday
Miniature Golf Outing With Robbie Gould
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Miniature Golf Outing With Robbie Gould

Bears kicker Robbie Gould has you beat in field goals, but we think you can take ol' No. 9 when it comes to putting through a windmill. Join him at this benefit for kids, where there'll be food, an open bar and as many little pencils as you need.

$75, July 9, 6-10pm, The Green at Grant Park (Monroe between Columbus and Lake Shore), 630-315-2964 Email here for tickets.

Friday
Theatro Grand Opening Party
UNVEIL

Theatro Grand Opening Party

Secret passwords, live white Siberian tigers and sexy fire-walking dancers sound like a reasonably dramatic way to officially lift the curtain on a new club, so poke your head into this new River West lair's opening celebration just to make sure things stay interesting.

$20 cover, 9pm-2am, July 10, Theatro, 858 W. Lake St. (at Peoria), 312-455-8345, No cover before midnight if you say "debonair"

Saturday
Kuma Corner's Anniversary Block Party
MEAT-AL HEAD

Kuma Corner's Anniversary Block Party

The acknowledged leader in heavy metal-themed burger joints celebrates its four-year anniversary the way you would expect: with free sausage sandwiches for everyone. Head-banging comes courtesy of Clutch and three other bands that'll rock Francisco Avenue to its very core.

Free, Noon-3am, July 11, Kuma's Corner, 2900 W. Belmont Ave (at Francisco), 773- 604-8769‎

Saturday
AleFest Chicago at Soldier Field
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AleFest Chicago at Soldier Field

Soldier Field will be awash in suds when 50 breweries converge to show off more than 150 beers at this celebration of all things hoppy and frothy. Your ticket entitles you to plenty of craft brews samples, a commemorative tasting glass, and, of course, a malty sense of well being.

$40, 2-6pm, July 11, Soldier Field Stadium Green, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Tickets

Sunday
Bacon Martinis at South Water Kitchen
EYE OPENER

Bacon Martinis at South Water Kitchen

Not to sound jaded, but it takes more than bacon-flavored vodka to get us up in the morning. So throw in a quail egg garnish, pancetta-infused potato vodka, a dash of maple syrup, a strip of crispy bacon and suddenly, hey, we're wide awake.

7am-3pm, Saturday and Sundays, South Water Kitchen, 225 N. Wabash Ave (at Wacker), 312-236-9300

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