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Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Southoprt & Irving offers a charcuterie, cheese and wine special on Thursdays.
Southoprt & Irving offers a charcuterie, cheese and wine special on… (Courtesy of Southport &…)
May 28, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Charcuterie Board and Bubbles

Southport & Irving 4000 N. Southport Ave. 773-857-2890

Is there a better way to greet your Thursday night than with prosciutto, soppressata, housemade pork pate, three artisanal cheeses and accompaniments? Actually, there is—the selection includes a bottle of your choice of sparkling wines, cava or prosecco. 5-10 p.m. $30.

DRINK

NHL '94 Sega Genesis Tournament

Mac's American Pub 1801 W. Division St. 773-782-4400

Sign up at the door to compete on TVs with sound to win Hawks collectibles and signed memorabilia. Warm up your wrist-flexing muscles by tipping back $4 Lagunitas drafts, $2 Labatt Blue Light drafts, $3 Fireball whiskey shots or a $15 meal deal featuring a half-pound burger with fries, a Bell's Oberon draft and a call-brand shot. 7 p.m. No cover.

DO

Arts Club Et Al.

The Arts Club of Chicago 201 E. Ontario St. 312-787-3997

The private club opens its gallery to the public with a bash featuring light appetizers, two drink tickets and pop-up performances from the Ensemble Dal Niente music collective, Lucky Plush Productions dance theater group and The Hypocrites theater company. 7-10 p.m. $20-$25. Tickets: artsclubchicago.ticketleap.com

(Free!) Puppy Love

The Anti-Cruelty Society 169 W. Grand Ave. 312-644-8338

Local organization Science is Sexy hosts a discussion with University of Chicago researcher Dr. Kristen Jacobson about the science behind the human-dog bond and its benefits to human health. After, play with pooches from the Canine Therapy Corps. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fabulous Ladies of Fitness Spring 'Flormal'

Cole's Bar 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-276-5802

Creative retro formalwear and/or workout-wear is encouraged—but not required—at this throwback dance party featuring Reagan-era high school gym decor, '80s and '90s pop-rock ballads inspired by film and TV prom moments, current Top 40 hits, a photo booth and complimentary corsages. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

La Brea Bakery offers free French demi-baguette samples 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mariano Park (Rush and State streets) and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday at the Damen Blue Line stop.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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