Crosstown Classic: Cubs vs. White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field
Head for the opener of the 4-game Crosstown Classic and extend your Memorial Day weekend into Thursday.
Bonus points: If seeing these rivals square off isn’t enough, the first 20,000 drinkers score a Sox “beverage wrap.”
Mon 6:10p. U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W. 35th St., Bridgeport (312-674-1000). $40 and up here.
Nearby: Schaller’s Pump; Zhou B Art Center; Maria’s Packaged Goods
Boat Show: Fox River Kayak Trip
Mellow out with this laidback Fox River downstream paddle from Jon Duerr Forest Preserve to Ferson Creek in St. Charles.
Grave spotting: In between bird-spotting, check out Al Capone’s former hideaway and an Indian War soldier’s grave site.
Sat 11a-2:30p. Meet at Ferson Creek Park, Route 31 & Ferson Creek Road, St. Charles (630-584-1055). $45 here.
Brew Avenue: West Loop Craft Beer Fest
The city’s first-ever craft beer block party takes to the streets with more than 25 local brewers including 5 Rabbit and Wild Onion.
Happy hour: Grab VIP tickets for an hour of free food from Lillie’s Q, Saigon Sisters, and Ovie Bar & Grill before the fest.
Sat Noon-5p. Clinton Street between Lake and Washington, West Loop. $40-65 here.
Nearby: Blackbird; Avec; Nellcote
Night Glow: Neon Party at Nacional 27
Dance to live Latin beats until 3a dressed head-to-toe in your favorite neon clubbing outfit (including neon headband).
Drink this: No neon party would be complete without seeing how many $8 Red Bull neon cocktails you can consume.
Sat 11p-3a. Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron St., River North. (312-664-2727). $10.
Nearby: Green Door Tavern; Untitled; Citizen Bar