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Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Meet other singles at the launch of Wavve dating app at American Junkie.
Meet other singles at the launch of Wavve dating app at American Junkie. (Lenny Gilmore / RedEye )
May 21, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Patio Smoke Out

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

Head to the 2,500-square-foot patio for a smoked meat feast featuring half-pounds ($9-$13) of pulled pork or chicken plus beef ribs, cheeks or tongue. Can't decide? Choose three for $20 per plate. Bonus: Stop in between 6-8 p.m. for complimentary Lagunitas tastings and merch giveaways. 4-11 p.m. No cover.

DRINK

Wavve Memorial Day Kick-Off Party

American Junkie 15 W. Illinois St. 312-239-0995

Take your online dating life offline at this cash bar mixer in the second-floor lounge for the new app that connects singles in bars around Chicago. Post photos at the step-and-repeat entrance on Instagram (#wavveapp) and Twitter (@wavveapp) and you could win a drink from Wavve founder—and single guy—Andrew McNealy. 7:30 p.m. No cover. RSVP required: wavveapp.com

Stardust Vs. Salonathon: Down And Dirty

Berlin 954 W. Belmont Ave. 773-348-4975

Get down with $2 PBRs, $3 Berlin Bombs (rum and Red Bull) or $5.50 Little Black Dress vodka cocktails at an official listening party for Scandinavian trio Royksopp and Robyn's new album, "Do It Again" with related giveaways, plus performances by local entertainers Po' Chop, Witch Hazel and others. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $5-$7; no cover before 11 p.m. with RSVP: do312.com

DO

Encampment: Opening Reception

I Am Logan Square 2644 ½ N. Milwaukee Ave.

The F'Art Collective—local artists Emily Moorhead, Nicolette Ross and Alicia Obermeyer—perform a live weaving installation on a six-foot loom suspended from the gallery walls to kick off an exhibition that will continue to grow over its six-week residency. Admission includes refreshments. 6-9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. More: iamlogansquare.com

'Haymaker'

The Neo-Futurarium 5153 N. Ashland Ave. 773-275-5255

Dive into your own fantasy of becoming a hero at the world premiere of ensemble member Trevor Dawkins' humorous exploration of a maverick attempting to evade Nazis in 1930s Shanghai, inspired by a play he wrote at age 13. Expect intricate staging, fight choreography and proud-to-be-nerdy humor. 7:30 p.m. Through June 28. $20; $10 for students; pay-what-you-can on Thursdays. Tickets: neofuturists.org

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Get $15 tickets for the 20-member Girl Group Chicago's show Sunday at Mayne Stage: maynestage.com

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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