Monday, November 24, 2014

This Weekend

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  • Thanks Early: Chicago Food & Wine Fest

    Get an early jump on Thanksgiving at this gourmet free-for-all with unlimited tastings, wine pairings, and cooking competitions.

    Table taste: Pair steak tartare and swordfish puttanesca from Harvest with Two Brothers beer and 90+ Cellars wines.

    Sat-Sun 11a-5p. Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. (630-984-4888.) $75-125 per day here.

    Nearby: Portillo's; Giordano's; Sweet Tomatoes

  • Fight Club: UFC World Welterweight Championship at Division Ale House

    This Irish pub turns into a bare-knuckled brawl with the UFC fight live on pay-per-view and hot wings-eating contest.

    Right hook: Enjoy Jameson BBQ wings and fish tacos plus $20 Stoli pitchers — for those who drink their vodka in bulk.

    Sat 9p. Division Ale House, 1942 W. Division St., Wicker Park. (773-324-6886). No cover.

    Nearby: Boundary; Easy Bar; Prasino

  • Jacked: Afrojack at Congress Theater

    One of the world's fastest-rising DJs takes over Congress Theater in an all-out dance party with DJs in the lobby.

    Peep show: Get a sample of the insanity that awaits, including inflatable rafts and partial nudity, here.

    Sat 8p. Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square. (773-276-1235). $36 here.

    Nearby: Revolution Brewing; The Boiler Room; Ultra Lounge

  • Saucy Spirit: 1-Year Anniversary Pep Rally at The Anthem

    Local sports bar Anthem celebrates its birthday with a pep rally including cheerleaders, mascots, and martinis.

    Cattle call: The Velveeta-stuffed Juicy Lucy burger is half-price from 4-8p; please exercise caution.

    Fri 4p-2a. The Anthem, 1725 W. Division St., Wicker Park. (773-693-4804). No cover.

    Nearby: Bangers & Lace; The Bedford; Carriage House

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