It’s Friday. Also, it’s Tim Sarrantonio’s birthday.
Happy birthday, Tim.
Tim — not the Tim that was my boyfriend but one who is friends with another guy who used to be my boyfriend (and this is where I stop talking about me) — turns 30 years old today. My gift to him: writing this blog post I’ve been promising to do since…January. Cool.
So, to celebrate his 30th birthday, Tim is throwing a massive party with a philanthropic twist: THE TIMTACULAR.
It’s happening from 4 to 8 p.m. next Sunday [Funday], April 29, at Goose Island Wrigleyville, and it’s going to be…ridiculous.
Tim’s not only all about local charity; he’s also proving himself to be pretty amazing at planning parties. This is going to be stupid fun (and yes, I am going, DUH).
Goose Island will provide tasty food and plenty of drinks (including a sampling of Marisol, Goose Island’s collaborative brew effort with Rick Bayless), and there will be live entertainment from said Neo-Futurists as well as comedian Cameron Esposito and local band Sexy Fights.
And then…there’s the auction. Tim busted his BUTT to get some incredible auction packages put together, and they alone may be worth the price of your ticket (which is $60, by the way). Here’s a peek at my five favorites:
- Best Friends Forever: Signed copy of Chicago author Rachel Bertsche’s “MWF Seeking BFF”; bottle of Koval Distillery artisan spirits, tasting and tour; and beer themed breakfast at SmallBar – Fullerton
- Top Chef Timtacular: Gift certificate from Girl and the Goat, tote bag and signed copy of Stephanie Izard’s “Girl in the Kitchen” cookbook
- Chicago Beer Geeks: Private tastings with the brewers of Empirical Brewing and Spiteful Brewing, subscription to Argyle Brewing, case of first-run beer from New Chicago Brewing, a special donation from Metropolitan Brewery, 22-ounce bottle of limited-run Half Acre beer and a starter home-brewing kit
- Chicago: My Kind of Town: 2012-2013 Cubs/Brewers tickets, one-night stay at the Hard Rock Hotel, cocktail party for 10 people at Bull & Bear, dinner at Atwood Café, and artisan coffee-making class for two at Cafe RoM
I know, right?
Want more information or just ready to fork over that tax-deductible $60 for the best time you can have for four hours on a Sunday? Head to the event page, e-mail Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment here and I’ll make sure he gets the message!