Wine Tales: Stories & Wine at Webster’s Wine Bar
True tales from local writers incorporating music and conversation are uncorked live on stage.
Thirsty story: Journey through wine flights tailored to each story on the theme of “New Again: Stories of Starting Over.”
Sun 7p. Webster’s Wine Bar, 1480 W. Webster St., Lincoln Park (773-868-0608). $15 here.
Nearby: Macku; Local Option; Pequod’s Pizza
Freak Fest: Chicago Psych Fest at the Hideout
Get your face melted as leading local psych groups Outer Minds and Dark Fog get weird.
Wall art: Local DJs spin between sets as trippy video projections illuminate the stage.
Fri-Sat 9p. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Elston Industrial Corridor (773-227-4433). $10-16 here.
Nearby: Exit; Goose Island; Hollywood Grill
Babbling Bard: Improvised Shakespeare at the IO
Come see a fully improvised play in Elizabethan English, paced to audience cues.
Bard ale: Toast the Bard with Great Lakes Eliot Ness craft beer and Double Entendre (whiskey, Licor 43, orange) cocktails.
Fri 8p. Improv Olympic, 3541 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville (773-880-8199). $16.
Nearby: Rockit Burger Bar; Cubby Bear; John Barleycorn
Rock Star: Live Band Karaoke at McGee’s
Belt out jams with the help of the appropriately named live backing band Liquid Courage.
Dinner break: Ward off Monday concerns with the bacon and mushroom-topped Hangover Burger.
Sun 9p. McGee’s Tavern & Grille, 950 W. Webster St., Lincoln Park (773-868-8073). No cover.
Nearby: Kelly’s; State; Sal’s Deli