Saturday, January 31, 2015

This Weekend

  • Buzzed in the USA: American Beer Classic at Soldier Field

    Forget the fancy imported stuff — this new event celebrates beer in all its American glory.

    Hit list: Pair U.S. beers from Allagash to Victory with live music and all-American home brewing seminars.

    Sat Noon-4p & 6-10p. Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, South Loop. (312-725-7726). $55-110 here.

    Nearby: Zapatista; Gioco; Wabash Tap

  • Flash Dance: Electric Circus at Congress Theater

    Meet under the big top for EDM paired with laser shows, go-go dancers, magic, and circus acts (including dunk tanks).

    Tracking time: Rising local DJs Milk N Cookies headline a night of music and mayhem.

    Fri 8p. Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square (773-360-8162). $10-18 here.

    Nearby: The Owl; Taqueria Los Comales; Ultra Lounge

  • Mommie Dearest: Mother’s Day Brunch at North Pond

    Take mom somewhere special this Mother’s Day, like this secluded spot overlooking a quiet leafy pond in Lincoln Park.

    Stuff it: The three-course menu includes charred Wagyu skirt steak, sautéed Alaskan halibut, and slow-poached duck egg.

    Sun 10a-5p. North Pond, 2160 N. Cannon Drive, Lincoln Park (773-477-5845). $75; call to RSVP.

    Nearby: Perennial Virant; Lincoln Park Zoo; Café Brauer

  • Rooftop Ramble: Spring Into Summer Mixer at Market

    Celebrate the opening of Market’s rooftop by trying out some of your sweet new pick-up lines at this singles mixer.

    Sharing plates: Make a love connection over a pitcher of vodka lemonades and a bison burger.

    Tonight 5-9p. Market, 1113 W. Randolph St., West Loop. (312-929-4787). $20 here.

    Nearby: City Winery; Nellcote; Little Goat

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