Friday, January 30, 2015

This Holiday Weekend

  • 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

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