Stop right there. Put down the silk tie and man candles.
Father's Day is a holiday dedicated to the most important man in your life, so stay away from the girly gifts.
Instead, man up with these meat-centric Father's Day celebrations.
For centuries, men have bonded over meat and fire. Add a few beers and some BBQ sauce, and it's a party worthy of the man who spawned you. This pig roast also includes live music and a father-son putting green competition.
Sat 12-3p. Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St., Wicker Park (773-772-6656). $15.
Leave words like "batter," "low heat" and "non-stick" to Mom. If you're cooking for the old man, you're using fire. Searing-hot fire. This hands-on outdoor grilling class will teach you how to make stuffed blue-cheese bacon burgers plus sides and dessert. Don't look now, but you wear that grillmaster apron well.
Sun 11a-3p & 4-6:30p. Chopping Block, 4747 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Square. (773-472-6700.) $85 here.
Give your dad a burger: feed him for an hour. Learn how to butcher your own meat — feed him all Father's Day. This red-blooded grilling class includes basic butchery and carving instruction as well as expert grilling techniques.
Mon 7:30p. Butcher and the Burger, 1021 W. Armitage Ave., Lincoln Park. (773-697-3735.) $75 (call to reserve.)