Tender, loving hair.
Sine Qua Non Salon West Town
What: The glam beauty den makes its way west, servicing haircuts, color, and waxing.
Why: It’s throwing open its doors with a ’70s-theme rock party.
When: Opening party, Fri., 7:30-10 p.m. Salon hours, Tues.-Thurs., 1-9 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 2038 W. Chicago Ave., b/t Damen & Hoyne Aves. (773-252-4700).
What: Farm out your appetite to the new, local market-loving resto from the guys at Gemini Bistro.
Why: Go for the bar snacks alone (duck fat marcona almonds, honey-peppered bacon, and chicken liver mousse).
When: Tues.-Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-9 p.m.
Where: 1967 N. Halsted St., at Armitage Ave. (312-929-3227).
The Florentine Happy Hour
What: Buy a cocktail or glass of wine in the bar or lounge to score a complimentary wood-fired pizza.
Why: The Screaming Viking (cucumber vodka, limoncello, and seltzer water) is glee in a glass.
When: Mon.-Fri., 4-6 p.m.
Where: JW Marriott Chicago, 151 W. Adams St., b/t LaSalle & Wells Sts. (312-660-8866).
What: Proceeds from everything sold at Old Town’s new upscale resale boutique go to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, providing underprivileged kids with education, care, and safety.
Why: They’ll thank you (lots and lots).
When: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 1545 N. Wells St., b/t North Ave. & Schiller St. (312-202-6794).
It Came from the Neo-Futurarium X: Battle for the Neo-Futurarium
What: The Neo-Futurists wild out, recreating some of the worst films of all time as staged readings.
Why: It opens tonight with Night of the Lepus, which is about rabid, people-eating rabbits. No, really.
When: Thru Aug. 18. Thurs., 8 p.m.
Where: 5153 N. Ashland Ave., at Foster Ave. Tickets ($8-$10) at 773-275-5255 or online at neofuturists.org.
Photo: Courtesy of Sine Qua Non Salon