Things to do for July 16, 2009

The Weekender

Dollar Drinks, High Heel Pillow Fights and Alfresco Movies

The weekend is your aloe vera.

Thursday
Retro-Spectacular at Akira
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Retro-Spectacular at Akira

Akira takes a breather from outfitting you with its up-to-the-second gear for a moment of sartorial reflection. Its three North Avenue shops combine to host a roving cocktail party and fashion show that celebrates the '60s, '70s and '80s. The parachute pants aren't for sale, so don't ask.

4-9pm, July 16, Akira Shops, 1814-1910 W. North Ave, 312-423-6693

Italian Cinema on the Patio at Saluté
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Italian Cinema on the Patio at Saluté

Ah, Italy. Its moon-dappled seas and feisty, raven-haired spitfires have always held a certain enchantment for you. And while this snug vino-and-salumi cove is debuting a weekly alfresco movie night with a screening of Il Postino, we're sure you'll take things in a more Fellini-esque direction by night's end.

Friday
Wii Golf Tourney at Sidebar
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Wii Golf Tourney at Sidebar

We predict two golf course shortages this weekend: good tee times and decent Scotch. Luckily this LaSalle Street after-work haunt is hosting a two-day Wii Golf tournament with Dewar's specials, $500 nightly prizes and a chance to finally work on your avatar's putting.

Saturday
High Heel Pillow Fight Club
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High Heel Pillow Fight Club

Girls in high heels having a pillow fight in the back of a River North sushi den is a spectator sport that's been a little under the radar. Spend an evening watching this spectacle of balance, endurance and sake bombs, which should finally cement Chicago's 2016 bid.

9pm, July 18, Ai Lounge, 358 W. Ontario St, 312-335-9888

Bev and Bites at N9NE Steakhouse
THE 99-CENT POUR

Bev and Bites at N9NE Steakhouse

The secret to after-work happiness: variety. So in addition to feasting on rock shrimp, scallops and steak sliders specials, you'll find one nightly 99-cent drink special each day for the rest of July—from margaritas to Anchor Steam to something called Wapatuli Punch, the infamous sampler platter of cocktailing.

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