Things to do for April 15, 2010

The Weekender

Kobe Corn Dogs, Air Guitar and Superheroes

The weekend is something you never write off.

Thursday
Half-Price Food Party at JBar
HUNGRY FOR MORE

Half-Price Food Party at JBar

An orgy of half-price Kobe corn dogs, BLT sliders and prime dry-aged rib eye sandwiches awaits you at the handsome River North lounge. Actually, it's less of an orgy and more of a fund-raiser for Art Smith's charity. Just consider these deductions the IRS wouldn't allow.

Apr 15, 8-10pm, JBar, 610 N Rush St (between Ontario and Ohio), RSVP 312-660-7200

Air Guitar Championships at Metro
LOUNGE AX

Air Guitar Championships at Metro

Now that your appetite for serious competition in Wrigleyville has been suitably whetted, we bring you Phase Two: a knock-down, drag-out axe battle between spandex-clad air guitar heroes miming their hearts out for a chance at immortality—or, barring that, airfare to the semifinals in NYC.

Apr 15, 9pm (doors at 8pm), $14, Metro, 3730 N Clark St, 773-549-0203, tickets here

Vintage 338 Opens
UNCORKED

Vintage 338 Opens

Like a butterfly trapped in amber, this wine cove on Armitage has been ready to open for months. It had the sparkly chandeliers, the dark and mysterious corners, the menu of imported meats and cheeses. Now that it actually has vino (a key ingredient), the only things missing are you and a date.

Now open, Vintage 338, 338 W Armitage Ave (between Clark and Lincoln), 773-525-0521

Friday
Cuna Superhero Party
COMIC TIMING

Cuna Superhero Party

Sure, you'd like to single-handedly save the world—but a nice sidekick dressed in spandex wouldn't hurt. This superhero costume dance party—with scotch deals and gift certificates for prizes—is the perfect place to find one. Also: a good showcase for your superhuman dance moves.

Apr 16, 7-9pm reception, Cuna, 1113 W Belmont Ave (between Seminary and Clifton), 312-224-8588

Saturday
Motoworks Scooter Store Grand Opening
GOTTA ROME

Motoworks Scooter Store Grand Opening

Two simple rules for celebrating springtime in Rome: have access to a Vespa, and try not to drive on the sidewalk. Actually, since those also apply in Chicago, hit this soiree for the new Motoworks scooter showroom, featuring appetizers, cocktails and test-drives—but remember: never drink and scoot.

Apr 17, 5-9pm, Motoworks, 1710 W North Ave (at Paulina), 312-738-4269, RSVP here

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