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  • Participate in the creation of art around the theme of "Selfies" at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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August 01, 2013|By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts | For RedEye

EAT

'Flashdance' Brunch

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club 3700 N. Halsted St. 773-525-1111

Diva Madame X channels Jennifer Beals with lip sync performances as the 1983 film plays on seven jumbo screens and the costumed staff serves $6 What a Feeling! champagne cocktails and Maniac Martinis with brunch entrees such as chicken and waffles ($15) and Rice Krispie French toast ($11). A themed raffle features eight pairs of tickets to see "Flashdance—The Musical" at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Goose Island Beer Brunch

Bread & Wine 3732 W. Irving Park Road 773-866-5266

Chef Michael Dean Reynolds treats you to a four-course prix fixe with Goose Island beer pairings including a smoked trout salad served with Sofie; braised goat with bacon, heirloom tomato and blue cheese coleslaw with Pepe Nero; housemade glazed doughnuts with Pere Jacques and more. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. $40. Phone RSVP required.

DRINK

Cider & Sliders

Long Room 1612 W. Irving Park Road 773-665-4500

Grab a $6 Virtue cider—Red Streak, Ledbury, Lapinette or newly released Sidra de Nava—and head to the beer garden for a barbecue where you can bob for apples and nosh on $9 Virtue cider-infused Manbque meats: two pork sliders or a handmade sausage, both served with side sauces. 2 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

Belvedere Lolla Parties

Roof at the Wit 201 N. State St. 312-239-9502

Sip a French Philandering cocktail (Belvedere vodka, peach cream liqueur, sauvignon blanc, citrus; $18) while you shake it up on the 27th floor rooftop with international acts including DJ Enferno (midnight Friday), DJ duo Cobra Starship (midnight Saturday) and Sky Blu of LMFAO (5-7 p.m. Sunday). Resident DJs open. Noon-2 a.m. Friday; Noon-3 a.m. Saturday; 2-8 p.m. Sunday. No cover.

Boozy Snow Cones

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

Get brain freeze—with a kick—in your choice of four flavors: Aviation, made with gin, lemon and maraschino and creme de violette liqueurs; Pear with honey, yellow chartreuse and lime; Cherry with vodka, mint and lime; and—for the truly adventurous—Malort with lemon, Benedictine and bitters. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. $7 each.

DO

First Fridays: Selfies

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago Ave. 312-397-4010

It's all about you—and everyone else—at this monthly party where you can pose for a portrait at artist Kelly Kaczynski's pop-up green screen studio; listen to local band Joan of Arc's endurance performance; see curated YouTube videos, spontaneous interactive comedy sketches and artist Selina Trepp's video self-portrait; join in on Mathew Paul Jinks' experimental performance reading; groove to DJ sets by queer collective Chances Dances and—new in August--feed yourself sandwiches ($6-$8) from the outdoor grill. 6 p.m. Friday. $18. Tickets: mcachicago.org.

(Free!) Absolut Lunch Break Presented by Flavorpill

Paris Club 59 W. Hubbard St. 312-595-0800

Take a midday vacay with a lunchtime dance party as second wave Chicago house DJ Derrick Carter sets you free on the dance floor. Then, leave with a free, bagged lunch—a PB&J sandwich, granola bar and fruit—to take back to your desk. 1-2 p.m. Friday. Free; donations benefit Marillac House Food Pantry. RSVP required: http://bit.ly/LunchBreakChicago

"Cockneys vs. Zombies"

Music Box Theatre 3733 N. Southport Ave. 773-871-6607

Add some thrills—and laughs—to your late night entertainment at screenings of Matthias Hoene's 2012 British zom-com flick in which a group of amateur bank robbers attempt to rescue their grandfather and his cronies from a retirement home during a zombie apocalypse in London's East End. 11:59 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $9.25.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Chance the Rapper performs at 3 p.m. Friday at artist Hebru Brantley's Penny Candy pop-up shop (noon-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday), 902 S. Wabash Ave.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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