Booze Yourself in Wrigleyville

A laid-back hangout opens, "Naked Lunch" turns 50 and midnight movies

By Wendy Wollenberg
|  Saturday, Aug 29, 2009  |  Updated 10:17 AM CDT
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Booze Yourself in Wrigleyville

Courtesy of Rockwood Place

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ROCK 'N' ROLLA: From the guys behind English, LaSalle Power Co. and Angels & Mariachis, the revamped Rockwood Place (nee Central) is decked out with edgy black leather booths, lipstick red pool tables and designer wallpaper. All-organic grub includes barbecued smoked pulled chicken sandwiches and turkey chili, complemented by an all-American beer list, whiskey and wine.
3466 N. Clark St., at Cornelia; Wrigleyville; 773-880-2222

WE GOT THE BEAT: ThinkArt Salon hosts a 50th bday party for William S. Burroughs' "Naked Lunch," with guests including actor Peter Weller and Penny Arcade, a former member of Warhol's entourage. Catch a glimpse of a new Burroughs documentary, see Burroughs' artwork and indulge in the open bar serving some of the man's "special elixirs." 5:30 p.m., $60-$75 includes the exhibition and an after-party at Stop Smiling (1371 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
1530 N. Paulina Ave., at Pierce; Wicker Park; 773-252-2294

SAVE FERRIS (FROM ZOMBIES): Take your pick between two midnight showings tonight at the always-inventive Music Box Theatre -- the John Hughes '80s classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" or the Nazi zombie horror flick "Dead Snow."
12 a.m., $9.25 3733 N. Southport Ave., at Grace; Lakeview; 773-871-6604

Bored at work? Got a tip? No really, bored at work? Send your suggestions for evening activities to Wendy Wollenberg at nightlifemaven@gmail.com 

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