Weekend Roundup: Shopping 2.0, Whiskey for Dinner and Pack the Entourage

Not only are we wrapping up June, but six months of 2010 are almost under our belt. Time flies when you’re having fun so live up the first official week of summer with some best bets for the weekend: dress to impress at Akira 2.0, have whiskey for dinner and pack the Entourage.

ShopAkira.com 2.0 Launch Party

Rub elbows with FORD Models as they rock the runway in footwear from Chinese Laundry and AKIRA’s sexiest summer attire.

Friday, June 25 at 7 pm
Griffin Lounge,  326 W. Chicago Ave. 866.477.2299. shop.akirachicago.com/

Love, Food and Whiskey.

Executive Chef Patrick Sheerin of The Signature Room has partnered with Buffalo Trace Distillery to create a one night only five-course dinner complemented by signature bourbon cocktails. The delectable menu includes Bourbon Glazed Short Ribs, Crispy Pork Belly with Bourbon BBQ Baked Beans, and Bourbon Basted New York Strip Loin to name a few of the tasty entrees.

Sunday, June 27 6-9 PM
The Signature Room, 875 N. Michigan Ave. 312.280.0472. www.signatureroom.com/

The Annual Piven Theatre Workshop Benefit

Join Joyce and Jeremy Piven along with Billy Dec for their annual gala benefiting the Piven Theatre Workshop, an organization that trains children and adults in the performance arts. VIP cocktail reception and dinner at Sunda, followed by the Gala at Rockit.

Saturday, June 26
VIP Dinner at Sunda from 5:30- 7 pm, Gala at Rockit from 6:30-10 pm.

Sunda, 110 W. Illinois St.
Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard. 847.866.8049. piventheatre.org