Best Coast: Gold Coast Film Festival
Enjoy Chicago amateur cinema with low-budget comedy shorts at this black tie-optional event.
Dinner bell: Late-night snacks from Boka Restaurant Group (J. Parker, Girl & the Goat) are followed by an epic dance party.
Sat 9p. Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Lincoln Park (773-929-1322). $40 here.
Nearby: Perennial Virant; Geja’s Café; Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap
Boozy Bill: Tinley Park Brew & Vine Festival
Local craft brews collide with wine vendors at this booze-based double header.
Insert into face: Food from Robinson’s Ribs, Harvest, and Jenny’s Steak House to keep you in prime drinking form.
Sat 3p. Tinley Park Convention Center, 18501 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park (708-34200485). $25 here.
Nearby: Banana’s Bar & Grille; Tin Fish; Vito & Nick’s II
Hanky Panky: International Tom Hanks Day
Music, games, and screenings of Hanks films take place at two Lakeview bars to benefit his favorite charity.
Road map: Crawl from Headquarters Beercade (950 W. Wolfram) to Uncle Fatty’s (2833 N. Sheffield) to catch all the action.
Sat noon-4p. Various locations. Free or $5 donation with raffle.
Read & Rock: Writer’s House Book Fair
Ukrainian Village’s favorite rock dive turns into a pop-up book fair featuring live bands and books from indie publishers.
Locals only: Bucktown institution Quimby’s Bookstore stocks books and zines penned exclusively by Chicagoans.
Sun 2-7p. Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Ukrainian Village (773-276-3600). $5 or free with RSVP.
Nearby: Bite Café; Lockdown Bar & Grill; Andrzej Grill & Restaurant