Tonight: Party with AKIRA

Plus: hot bots, Adler After Dark and all that jazz

By Marcus Riley
|  Thursday, Jul 15, 2010  |  Updated 12:35 PM CDT
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Akira Knows How to Party!

Kristin Nehls

Akira pulls out all the stops for their parties.

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RETAIL BASH: Whether you're into the clothes or not, nobody can deny that AKIRA knows how to party, and tonight, it's the Chicago retail behemoth celebrates its 8-year anniversary with a "Wanderlust" bash. All AKIRA Bucktown stores will transform into a different global theme showcasing the latest fall styles and a night of entertainment, giveaways and discounts. Visit Paris, Barcelona, Fiji and Tokyo while sipping on free cocktails and apps and buy 2 get 1 free deals. The party continues afterward at Las Palmas restaurant. 4-9 p.m., 1814 W. North Ave. - 1910 W. North Ave., NO COVER

HOT TO BOT: SVEDKA Vodka kicks off its R U HOT OR BOT BotBQ series tonight on Market's rooftop. Sample complimentary cocktail samples and BBQ bites and get your photograph in the fun and futuristic SVEDKA photo booth. Market's rooftop is a popular spot, so get there early to get in. 7 - 9 p.m., 1113 West Randolph St, NO COVER

FAR OUT: If it's the third Thursday of the month, it's time for the Adler After Dark series at Adler Planeterium. Enjoy cocktails and apps, check out the exhibits and tonight, check out two performances by Brooklyn-based psych-pop outfit Sky White Tiger and the DJ skills of Plastic Crimewave.

CALLING ALL BON VIVANTS: Lombard's D.O.C. Wine Bar continues its popular Wine and Jazz series tonight with the Aaron Koppel Duo. The event compliments Yorktown Center's "Nite on the Town" free outdoor concert series, which features live bands. 7-10 pm, 326 Yorktown Center, NO COVER

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