When In Rome: Zoo-ologie 2013 at Lincoln Park Zoo
The zoo turns into ancient Rome with gourmet food stations from 17 local restos, live music, and a silent auction.
Roman columns: Enjoy a clash of food civilizations with offerings from Mercadito (pictured), Frontier, Rockit, and Morton’s.
Sat 8p-midnight. Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St, Lincoln Park. (312-742-2000). $115-150 here.
Nearby: Perennial Virant; Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap; Brick’s Pizza
Beer Burlesque: Chicago Beer Geeks Takeover at Bottom Lounge
Brews from Wild Onion, Revolution, and Two Brothers take over the taps as a live DJ and burlesque show take over your senses.
You’re number one: Be the first to try Deception, the new beer from Chicago Beer Geeks and Wild Onion.
Sat 1-4p. Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., West Loop. (312-666-6775). $10 here.
Nearby: City Winery; Market; Little Goat
Tent City: Chicago Mayfest
Party under one of Chicago’s biggest tents where pretzels, sangria, and an outdoor beer garden await.
Head case: Catch the closest thing to Talking Heads in concert with tribute act This Must Be the Band.
Fri 5-10p, Sat-Sun 10a-10p. 3100 N. Ashland Ave., Lakeview. (773-665-4682). $10.
Nearby: Arch View Bar & Grill; Taste of Chicago; Schubas
Going Viral: An Everything Is Terrible! Stand-Up Special! At UP
The found footage/viral video masters host their first-ever stand-up special... In full costume.
Sneak peek: Peep this vid for a taste of the delicious weirdness to come.
Tonight 8p. UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., Old Town. (312-662-4562). $15 here.
Nearby: Zanie’s; Old Town Social; Burton Place