Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This Weekend

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  • Rock Center: Chicago Improv Fest 30 Rock Show

    30 Rock’s Scott Adsit and John Lutz join writer Kay Cannon on stage for a 60-minute fully improvised show.

    Warm ups: Don’t miss openers Improvised Shakespeare Company improv-ing in Elizabethan English.

    Sun 8p. UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., Old Town (312-662-4562). $25 here.

    Nearby: Old Town Pour House; Corcoran’s Pub & Grill; Zanies

  • In the Flesh: Festival of Flesh at Cuna

    The long-running fetish burlesque sets up in a new home with kinky striptease, glass walkers, and snake charmers.

    Winner’s circle: Enter a raffle to win unmentionable prizes from local sex shops Pleasurechest and Taboo Tabou.

    Sat 10p & midnight. Cuna, 1113 W. Belmont Ave., Lakeview (773-857-1903). No cover.

    Nearby: Schubas; Berlin; Trader Todd’s

  • Duck It: Duck Wing Eating Contest at Union Sushi + BBQ

    Witness the Final Four of competitive jumbo duck wing eating as four finalists see how many they can eat in 10 minutes.

    Early birds: Get there by 5p for free passed appetizers, with the winner scoring a gift certificate and a bottle of sake.

    Fri 5:30p. Union Sushi + BBQ, 230 W. Erie St., River North (312-662-4448). No cover.

    Nearby: Bistro Voltaire; Farmhouse; Spy Bar

  • Booze Cruise: Beer and BBQ Boat Ride

    Mark the unofficial start of boating season by sampling Goose Island beers and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ as you cruise.

    Road map: The tour leads you down the Chicago River into Lake Michigan, without the annoying guide on loudspeaker.

    Tonight 5:45-7:45p. Wendella Sightseeing Boats, 400 N. Michigan Ave., Loop (312-337-1446). $48 here.

    Nearby: Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse; Phil Stefani's 437 Rush; Hoyt’s

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