Friday : Get them while you can. Donut Bar is giving away free birthday cake donuts with rainbow sprinkles for National Donut Day. Let us all take a moment of silence to recognize this holey American holiday.
Starting at 4 p.m, this month’s First Friday theme “June’s Tunes” celebrates music and dance. Here are a few things to look out for: The iconic Studio 54 nightclub sign was recently donated to the Neon Museum, but will be on display at METROPLEX Arts (1201 S. Main St.) starting at 6 p.m.; New York-based artist, Melissa McGill’s opening night of “In My Head” starts at 8 p.m. in the R. Cline ARTS gallery; the second annual Fostering America art auction to benefit local foster care agency Bamboo Sunrise sets up at Downtown Crown; the final installment of Pop-up Poetry open mic session at the Nevada Humanities center will be from 7 -8 p.m.; and Downtown Spaces’s newest gallery, Heartbroken Realty celebrates its grand opening with a live DJ, local artists, body painting and free food and drinks.
After the art walk head to Beauty Bar for the Chicago Handshake Happy Hour from 7- 9 p.m. for a 32-ounce mini pitcher of the windy city’s Old Style beer plus two shots of the boozy, bitter liqueur Malort for $10. Happy hour will get you ready for Champagne Retro ‘80s dance party starting at 9 p.m.
Nerds unite for a Princess Leia cosplay party at Millennium Fandom Bar starting at 9 p.m.
Skip First Friday altogether and enter to win $150 in the Downtown Grand’s Street Fighter V tournament. The $15 entry free gets you a free drink and raffle ticket to win other prizes. Registration starts at 7 p.m.
Minimalist theater group TSTMRKT hits the stage (literally and figuratively) at The Bunkhouse Saloon with the fast-paced comedy sketch show that manipulates sound and film. Actors jump from skit to skit, punch line to punch line until they are sweating through their shirts during an hour of non-stop schizophrenic theater. Tickets $10. Doors open at 7 p.m.