Weekend Picks: Lake Effect, Burgerfest & FIFA Finale

Breathe a sigh of relief, the weekend came quickly thanks to the four day week. With summer hotter than ever, the humidity in full effect and hair bigger than ever (thanks frizz), here are your weekend best bets. And yes, there’s alcohol aplenty to drown your sorrows about Lebron.

Rockin’ the High Seas

July 10, 8:45 pm

Vueplanet.com hosts Voyage Aquatique, a three hour all-inclusive fireworks cruise along beautiful Lake Michigan. Sip top shelf liquor, dine on sushi and mingle with Chicago’s finest club heads. The after party’s at Crescendo. If the boat’s a rockin’ don’t come a knockin’.

330 N. Wabash. 847.899.2465. Event Info.

Non-Wimpy Burgers

Saturday & Sunday, Noon to 10 pm

Belmont Avenue is guaranteed to be rockin’ July 10th and July 11th as Roscoe Village hosts the first Chicago food and music festival that celebrates the burger. Formally BAM, Belmont, Arts and Music fest, live music and the region’s best burgers compete for your affection.  The Gin Blossoms and 10,000 Maniacs hit the stage at night.

Belmont & Damen, Roscoe Village. Event Info.

FIFA Finals… The Next Best Thing To Being in Africa

July 11, 8 am-5 pm

Couldn’t ditch the office long enough to make the trek to South Africa? The next best thing is to catch the action on the big screen at Soldier Field. Watch the FIFA World Cup  Final Live with thousands of other soccer fans. The combined event presents the EthniCity Soccer & World Festival from 8 to 1 pm and French Bastille Day Festival from 10 to 4 promising delicious ethnic specialties from around the globe.

1410 S. Museum Campus Dr #2. 312-747-1285. Event Info.