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  • David Burkes Primehouse Ice Cream
David Burkes Primehouse Ice Cream
May 03, 2012|By Julia Borchers, For RedEye

EAT

Run for the Roses

Tavern on Rush, 1031 N. Rush St. 312-664-9600

Watch "the most exciting two minutes in sports" at this Kentucky Derby viewing party, which features a dedicated menu including Kentucky burgoo ($5), Kentucky Hot Brown sandwiches ($10) and mint juleps ($10). Don't forget your crown—the best hat wins a bottle of Dom Perignon. 9 a.m.-3 a.m. (post time 5:24 p.m.) Saturday. No cover.

I scream, you scream

J Bar, 610 N. Rush St. 312-660-7200

Get a jump on summer as the David Burke's Primehouse Ice Cream Pop-Up shop kicks off its summer Friday residence at J Bar's entrance. This week, choose from Margarita Grande (Cointreau ice cream with tequila lime sorbet swirls) and Mexican Hot Chocolate (Ceylon cinnamon and chocolate chile ice creams) in jumbo cones. 3-5 p.m. Friday. $5 per scoop.

DRINK

Babes on board

Lottie's Pub, 1925 W. Cortland Ave. 773-489-0738

Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-772-4322

The Pony, 1638 W. Belmont Ave. 773-828-5055

Hop a Dos Equis-stocked trolley—where promotional girls host on-board giveaways—for the Cinco de Mayo Dos Equis Trolley Crawl, which includes free rides between all three spots plus $5 tequila shots, $3.50 Dos Equis and more themed specials at the bars. 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday.

DO

Dream on (free!)

Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan Ave. 312-529-9500

Friday night's M83 show at the Riviera is sold out, but you can meet founder-frontman Anthony Gonzalez and hear him discuss his career and the making of his 2011 double album, "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming." Grab a wristband at the store—available beginning 9 a.m.—to ensure admission. 1 p.m.

Rock the house

Jackhammer, 6406 N. Clark St. 773-743-5772

After seven years of LGBT rock and variety showcases, The Flesh Hungry Dog Show is calling it quits, but not till host Gary Airedale throws one last blowout with "greatest hit" acts including Joan Crawford-impersonating rockers The Joans, high-energy duo The Handcuffs and pop-punkster Jinx Titanic. 9 p.m. Friday. $12-$15.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Rain or shine, Saturday (7 a.m.-1 p.m.) is outdoor opening day for the Green City Market in Lincoln Park.

JULIA BORCHERTS IS A REDEYE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR. REDEYE@TRIBUNE.COM

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