Join the Mile High Cocktail Club

Svedka Vodka goes to the roof, artisan gelato arrives and Idols sing live

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GET HIGHER, BABY: Through September, Svedka's "Mile High Club" is serving cocktails at Chicago's hottest rooftop bars, including  C-View in the Affinia Chicago, the Dana Hotel & Spa's Vertigo, and Twisted Spoke.

LA DOLCE VITA: The best gelato in Dallas (by way of Italy) arrives in downtown Chicago with today's opening of Paciugo in Lakeview. The artisan, authentically Italian ice cream comes in such exotic flavors as sweet potato-organic maple syrup and chocolate-extra virgin olive oil, somehow making your typical 31 flavors seem a little flat.
3241 N. Broadway Ave., at Melrose; Lakeview; 773-248-8433

NO SIMON IN SIGHT: See all top 10 finalists from the last season of American Idol, including Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Danny Gokey and the show's winner, Kris Allen, sing their hearts out tonight at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. 7 p.m., $43.50-$69.50
6920 Mannheim Rd., at United; Rosemont; 847-635-6601

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