Illegal Art: Prohibition Party at The Southern
Be the first to sample Jack Daniel's new “white dog” clear whiskey, their first in 100 years.
Party favors: Live music, hors d'oeuvres, and a specialty welcome cocktail round out the scene.
Tonight 8-11p. The Southern, 1840 W. North Ave., Bucktown (773-342-1840). $10 here.
Nearby: Trenchermen; Lillie's Q; Lokal
Hot Blooded: Fever! Burlesque at Exit
Scarlett Deville and a rotating cast of local burlesque stars get naughty in this punk club's chain-link-fenced-in dance floor.
Drink up: Down PBR tall boys and Dead Guy Ale while watching the bad girls at work.
Fri 11p & 12:30a. Exit, 1315 W. North Ave., Noble Square (773-395-2700). No cover.
Nearby: The Hideout; Hollywood Grill; Goose Island
Charitable Chugging: Purple Affair for the Bear at River East Art Center
Raise money for charity while chugging Beam spirits and Haymarket beers, plus whiskey/bourbon tastings.
Dinner plate: Sample food from Tavernita and Barn & Co. before the live bands and DJs.
Sat 8p. River East Arts Center, 435 E. Illinois St., River East (312-214-1200). $80-105 here.
Nearby: Quay; Fox & Obel Cafe; Hoyt's
Going Grape: 12th Annual d'Vine Affair at Union League Club
Have a love affair with more than 250 global wines and a “stock your wine cellar” raffle.
Inside scoop: Get there an hour early for a VIP pre-tasting guided tour of the wines with Joe Glunz of Louis Glunz Wines.
Sun 2p. Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Loop (312-655-7525). $125 and up here.
Nearby: Calder's Flamingo; Plymouth Restaurant; Brando's Speakeasy