Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This Holiday Weekend

  • Bear Balloons: Eyes to the Skies Festival

    See ’85 Bears Dan Hampton, Steve McMichael, and Otis Wilson play a live set as rock band Chicago 6 (yes, we’re serious).

    Sky high: There's also hot air balloon rides, fireworks, a 4th of July parade, and deep fried Twinkies.

    Today thru Sun. Lisle Community Park, 1825 Short St., Lisle (630-541-6095). $5.

    Nearby: Evviva! Bar & Eatery; Nels Old Time Inn; Traviata

  • Sunday Skin: Bikini Brunch at American Junkie

    Finally, Chicago imports the fine Miami/Vegas tradition of the bikini brunch (pictured) to an upstairs retractable roof.

    I candy: Champagne and punch bowls mixed with seafood towers and DJs round out your hangover helper.

    Sun noon-10p. American Junkie, 15 W. Illinois St., River North. (312-239-0995). No cover; RSVP here.

    Nearby: Paris Club; Hubbard Inn; Public House

  • Park Place: SummerDance in the Parks

    At this guaranteed date night win, learn to dance with a free one-hour lesson before letting it loose in a lakeside park.

    Meet the kid: Local club hero Kid Color spins a dirty set of indie/electronic jams for you and the lady to get weird to.

    Tonight 6-9p. Theater on the Lake, 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive, Lincoln Park (312-742-9994). Free.

    Nearby: Perennial Virant; Tin Lizzie; Salvatore’s

  • Street Food: Taste of Lakeview

    The party spills into the streets with Pony pulled pork, Moe's tacos al pastor, and enough Bud Light to kill a moose.

    Getting hairy: Bust out your ‘80s mullet and Motley Crue tattoos for glam rock revisionists Hairbanger’s Ball (Sun 7p).

    Sat-Sun. Lincoln & Belmont Ave., Lakeview (773-665-4682). $5-10 donation.

    Nearby: The Pony; Schubas; Headquarters Beercade

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