Start the weekend early at Around the Corner
's 32nd Anniversary Party, a gathering of longtime (and future) regulars, where you can gorge yourself on the cheap with generous food-and-beverage specials. Ace cover trio Rock Shop
will be playing hard-hitting renditions of favorites by bands from Sublime to the Buggles. Trust us -- "Because the Night" never rocked like this. If the weather holds, it could be one of your last chances to enjoy the patio at this West End hot spot. (If it doesn't, don't fret; the tavern has new outdoor heaters to extend the season a little longer.) Did we mention they have great wings?