YOU’VE GOT A BUSY WEEKEND
June 3 - 6th, 2010
Wed. June 2, 2010 12:00 AM
by Michael Lehet
It's hard to believe that it's June already. The holiday passed us by with nice weather and hopefully a great lead into the rest of the summer. There's plenty of things going on this weekend - so you'd better get out there and have some fun.
THURSDAY, June 3
Looking for a new perspective on Boystown? Why not take the Boystown Tour by Chicago Elevated and find out the secrets behind the neighborhood. Meet at Roscoe's at 5PM, tix are $20 for 1.5 hour tour including a wine tasting. Tours run on Thurs/Sat/Sunday
About Face Theater will host their annual WONKA BALL at Chicago Illuminating Company from 6-10PM. Enjoy a southern-inspired buffet, silent auction, dancing and music topped off by the presentation of this years Leppen Leadership Award. Check the site for tix.
Stop by the Wild Pug in Uptown for a networking opportunity sponsored by ChicagoPride.com and Windy City Media Group. Kick off Pride Month and meet other LGBT professionals at 'Out of the office' from 5:30-8PM. Suggested donation $10 benefits La Casa Norte, and includes appetizers and 2 drinks.
FRIDAY, JUNE 4
It's time for the Flesh Hungry Dog Show to take over the stage at Jackhammer for this months installment. Featuring Pretty Good Dance Moves (pictured), the Stewed Tomatoes, Ellen Rosner and Bubbly Creek All Stars. The show starts at 9PM. Tix are $10 door/$8 online
SATURDAY, JUNE 5
Walk for a cause in the 5th Annual Stray Cat Strut to benefit Tree House Humane Society.
Walk from their Bucktown location to their Uptown HQ to raise awareness of pet overpopulation. $25 registration fee, the walk starts at 10AM.
Looking for more music? Head to the Red Line Tap in Rogers Park for this month's Pride edition of CAKE Chicago Hosted By: Ripley Caine, Spoken Word By: Gregg Shapiro, Live Music By: The Locals & The Barrettes, Burlesque By: Ms. BeaHaven & The Girlie-Q's. The show starts at 9PM, $5 cover
SUNDAY, JUNE 6
Farmers Markets are in full swing. Today you can stop in at markets in Wicker Park, on Erie Street, at the Glenwood Sunday and Logan Square. Check the What's A Boy To Do calendar for more details
Women & Children Books in Andersonville will host 'Family of Women Book Group' from 3PM-5PM today. This month's book is Little Bee by Chris Cleave. FREE
I hope you didn't forget that Liza Minnelli is performing at the Chicago Theater tonight for one-show only. Tix are still available.