Weekend: Easter and Earth Day

By Marcus Riley
|  Friday, Apr 22, 2011  |  Updated 5:48 PM CDT
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FRIDAY: Get arty at The Living Room Lounge as Three Peas Art Lounge presents the Got Dam party featuring artists such as Hebru Brantley and music courtesy of Kamilah Sumner, Joe Kollege and DJ WORLD. We're also hearing rumors about complimentary cocktails. 9 p.m., 1100 W. Cermak, Tickets $20

FRIDAY: Celebrate Earth Day with an eco-conscious pop-up art show featuring the latest collection of paintings and mixed media works by emerging visual artist Bianca Alexander. It all goes down at Pilsen's Phoenix Gallery and includes wine and vegan treats. 7-9 p.m., 1829 S. Halsted St

FRIDAY: Get down with yo bad self at The Whistler's monthly soul party curated by Jay Wells and featuring new guest DJs for each installment. This jam always goes down the fourth Friday of the month. 9:30 p.m., 2421 N Milwaukee Ave

FRIDAY: Griffin Lounge does its part to celebrate Earth Day with a Flashy Trashy fashion show by JM Couture. All garments will be made completely from trash. 9 p.m., 326 W Chicago, Mention "Another Level" at the door for VIP entry.

SATURDAY: Grammy award-winning drummer for The Roots, Questlove spins through Chicago with a special set at The Shrine. During the week you can catch him as part of the house band on The Jimmy Fallon Show, but on the weekends the hardest working man in show business spreads the musical love throughout the country. 8 pm, 2109 South Wabash Ave, $10 before 11 p.m.

SATURDAY: Head to the North Side for the annual Northalsted Easter Egg Scramble. Participating businesses like Sidetrack and The Brown Elephant will give out eggs with discount coupons and gift certificates. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 3656 N. Halsted St.

SUNDAY: Spend a casual Easter at 10pin Bowling Lounge, which offers a brunch buffet and special pink bowling pins. When a child hits a pink pin, they'll win an Easter Egg filled with goodies get a chance to win a giant Easter Basket brimming with toys and candy. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., 330 N. State St., $36.95, children under 4 FREE

SUNDAY: Celebrate Easter like the diva you are at The Spot, which will transform into a gilded glamour den as a rotating roster of cabaret performers, musical theatre singers and drag artists serenade you while you dine. Local duo Scooty & JoJo (Scott Bradley and Jonny Stax) host. Includes brunch, entertainment and mimosas, bellinis, coffee and tea. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 4437 N Broadway

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