Thursday, June 10, 2010

Six Sweet Scenes This Weekend . . .

Zoë Kravitz headlines a show with her rock band, Elevator Fight, at Debonair Social Club on Sunday.

When your dad's a legendary rock star and you're a gorgeous girl, you basically have two choices: become a model or launch your own singing career.

Zoë Kravitz, a breathtaking beauty who happens to be the spawn of rocker Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, chose both.

We'll see if she has the chops when she performs at a benefit for Autism Speaks with Philly-based band Elevator Fight at Debonair Social Club Sunday.

Hosted by Venus Zine, the event also includes a performance by Cali girl group The Donnas. Amazingly this showcase is only $5, with all proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks. 10pm-2am Sunday. RSVP to

Curio, Gilt Bar's vintage-style new underbar, opens Thursday. (Photo: Urban Daddy Chicago)

Also happening this weekend . . . hot dining and drinking events . . .

Our friends at Urban Daddy have revealed the name of Gilt Bar's vintage-style underbar. Curio, which 312DD wrote about enthusiastically last month, finally opens Thursday. The focus is on small-batch gin, whiskey and craft cocktails.

"Iron Chef" star Cat Cora makes an appearance at Chicago’s Downtown Farmstand to promote her new book, Classics with a Twist. Event includes discussion, food demo and booksigning. The book is also included in admission price. 6-8pm Friday. $35, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Friends’ Health Connection.

Around the World in 80 Sips hits the Museum of Contemporary Art for the second year in a row. More than 700 guests are expected to attend and indulge in more than 80 wines from boutique and estate wineries from France, Italy, Spain, South Africa, California, Israel and even Thailand. A portion of the proceeds benefit Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. 7-10pm Friday. $60 in advance; $75 at door. Get tickets here.

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago Executive Chef Kevin Hickey (left) and Bill Kim of Urban Belly/Belly Shack. (Photo: Four Seasons Chicago)

Hey, sports fans! We've already snagged the Stanley Cup (!!!!!!!!), so let's see who'll take home big wins during the annual Crosstown Classic, with the White Sox squaring off against the Cubs all weekend. For the fourth year in a row, the Crosstown Culinary Classic goes down at Seasons restaurant at the Four Seasons with Executive Chef Kevin Hickey (White Sox) going up against Urban Belly/Belly Shack chef/owner Bill Kim (Cubs). They'll be whipping up Wagyu beef hot dogs, Buffalo sliders with goat cheese and fried hominy during a reception, and olive oil poached shrimp and slow-roasted pork loin during a three-course seated dinner. Benefits Common Threads. Reception starts at 6pm Friday. $150. Get tickets here.

And Terrace at Trump is officially open for summer! The luxe property this season features Bubbles on The Terrace, a snazzy collection of $14 Champagne-based cocktails like a Marigold Ginger Bellini, Mojito Rojo and Lavender Citron Fizz. Also, small bites like Bison kebobs with salsa verde and crispy red onion, ashed goat blue cheese burgers and prime rib of beef sliders are not to be missed as you take in the Wednesday and Saturday fireworks from Navy Pier.

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