Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This Weekend

  • In the Jeans: Double Denim Bar Crawl

    Wear at least two pieces of denim at this bad fashion/good charity crawl.

    Winner’s circle: Compete in flip cup and rock-paper-scissors tournaments before taking home your “drinking excellence” award.

    Sat noon-8p. Meet at Slugger’s, 3540 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville. (773-248-0055). $15 here.

  • Beer Bases: Ballpark Brew Fest

    The stadium of minor league baseball’s Schaumburg Boomers is overrun with more than 100 craft beers.

    Batting order: A Talking Heads tribute band soundtracks your sampling of brews from Great Divide, Allagash, and Lagunitas.

    Sat 1-5p. Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Rd., Schaumburg (847-925-0183). $49 and up here.

    Nearby: Rivers Casino; Jason’s Deli; Chevy’s Fresh Mex

  • Psych Stars: The Black Angels at The Vic

    One of psychedelic rock’s most vital bands plays a fuzzed out, groove-laden set with a gritty rock 'n roll soul.

    Sneak peek: Before they curate next week’s Austin Psych Fest, sample tasty psych anthem “Young Men Dead.”

    Fri 8p. Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview. (773-472-0449). $24 here.

    Nearby: Big City Tap; Berlin; Clarke’s on Belmont

  • Card Sharks: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament

    All those hours spent watching the World Series of Poker are put to good use at this Texas Hold ‘Em charity tourney.

    Star power: Meet ’85 Bear Dan Hampton and the ladies of the Blackhawks Ice Crew while competing for the $6,000 purse.

    Sat 5p. Sam’s Triple Crown, 9201 159th St., Orland Hills (708-429-1260). $25-$125 here.

    Nearby: Houlihan’s; Red Robin; Five Star

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