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Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

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May 24, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

New brown bag

Allium, 120 E. Delaware Place 312-649-2337

Holiday half-day at work? Make the most of your afternoon with The Brown Bag Lunch, which features a 500-calorie, three-course meal including grilled wild salmon with beet quinoa and English pea relish, plus a pre- or post-lunch makeover at the Bloomingdales Bobbi Brown counter (900 N. Michigan Ave.) and a "Little Brown Bag" cosmetic clutch. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. $35 plus tax and gratuity. RSVP required.

DRINK

Slam dunk

Red Door, 2118 N. Damen Ave. 773-697-7221

Cool off with $2 PBRs—and $1 dips in an actual dunk tank to benefit local organization Common Threads—at the new Bucktown spot's al fresco Memorial Day Bash. The event also features an optional pig roast ($18), $28-$35 patio pitchers including English Mojitos (Bombay Sapphire, mint, cucumber, lime and club soda) and nonstop DJ beats. Noon Monday. No cover.

Viva la patio

Troquet, 1834 W. Montrose Ave. 773-334-5664

Head to the patio at this neighborhood French bar for $8 cocktails from the new summer menu including a Sazerac (bourbon, absinthe, bitters), a C'est Parti! (cinnamon vodka, espresso, Bailey's, Kahlua) and a cucumber martini (vodka, black pepper simple syrup, cucumber). Noon-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-midnight Sunday.

DO

Model behavior (free!)

The Bean at Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St.

Meet "America's Next Top Model All Stars" winner Lisa D'Amato at Express Rock the Sidewalk, a fashion show featuring previews of fall looks from Express, complimentary ice cream truck treats and an Instaprint photo booth. Arrive early for free VIP tickets to a Saturday after-party at Enclave featuring a DJ set by Travie McCoy from rock band Gym Class Heroes. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Eeks and shrieks

Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-935-6100

Get ready to scream—and laugh—at the opening of American Demigods' new production, "The Factory That Makes Devils," a collection of 10 short horror plays with a humorous twist by artistic director Rory Leahy. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $15; $12 for students.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

On Sunday, Minibar (3341 N. Halsted St.) hosts a clothing-optional dance floor foam party from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

JULA BORCHERTS IS A REDEYE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR.

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