Marg Mayhem: National Margarita Day at Nacional 27
We don’t know who created National Margarita Day, but with seven varieties from mescal to pisco, we’re in.
Holiday helper: Show up early (5-7p) for half-price tapas and stay late (11a-2p) for a live DJ spinning sick Latin beats.
Fri 5p-2a. Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron St., River North. (312-664-2727). No cover; $8 per margarita.
Nearby: Green Door Tavern; Public House; Union Sushi + BBQ
Hollywood Nights: Oscars Viewing Party at Rockit
Walk the red carpet with Sun-Times film critic Richard Roeper and Rockit CEO Billy Dec at this star-studded affair.
Price break: Admission includes wine and themed Prosecco cocktails, or get your own bottle (plus table) with VIP tix.
Sun 6:30-10:30p. Rockit, 22 W. Hubbard St., River North. (312-645-6000). $50-$75.
Nearby: Paris Club; Hubbard Inn; Dos Diablos
Demolition Derby: Pinewood Derby at Derby
Race your own pinewood roadster at this adult derby in a battle for cash and Bulls/Cubs tickets.
Zero emissions: Instead of gas, fuel your engine with $4 22-oz. Budweiser stadium cups and $5 Red Bull vodkas.
Sat 1p. Derby, 1224 W. Webster St., Lincoln Park. (773-248-0900). $20 (includes derby kit) at the door.
Nearby: Kelly’s Pub; John’s Place; McGee’s
Learn a New Craft: Goose Island Beer Dinner at Harry Caray’s
With wing lollipops, candied bacon, and venison sausage, this exclusive six-course beer dinner is one for the ages.
Suds sampler: Pair your eats with limited-release barrel-aged beers including Bourbon County Brand Stout.
Tonight 7p. Harry Caray’s Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., River East. $75.
Nearby: Riva; Navy Pier Beer Garden; Odyssey