Thursday, April 24, 2014

This Weekend

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photo courtesy Jeff Tse

  • You-Topia: Artopia Festival

    This massive indoor art show offers body painting, live graffiti, and works from 100+ of our top underground artists.

    Jam session: Yes, there are bands and DJs, but the lost art of the VJ also makes a comeback at this fest.

    Sun 2-10p. Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square (773-491-2927). $6 here.

    Nearby: The Owl; Ultra Lounge; Lula Café

  • Beers Here: Chicago Craft Beer Festival

    Sample among more than 100 beers in tents set up where craft beer is meant to be consumed… outside of a church.

    Globe trotting: Discover obscure global ales from Lebanon’s 961 Lebanese to Thailand’s Chang Thai Beer.

    Fri-Sun. St. Michael in Old Town, 1633 N. Cleveland Ave., Old Town (312-642-2498). $35-60 here.

    Nearby: Marge’s Still; Sedgwick’s; Old Town Pour House

  • Forest Rock: Green Music Festival

    Wicker Park goes green with a lineup of eco-friendly vendors from New Belgium beer to neighborhood outpost Feast.

    Set list: Get amped with post-punk crusaders Snowden (Sat 6:30p) then mellow out with indie folk hero Joe Pug (Sun 7:30p).

    Sat-Sun noon-10p. Damen Ave. from North to Schiller, Wicker Park (773-384-2672). $5 donation.

    Nearby: Big Star; High Noon Saloon; Francesca’s Forno

  • Workin' It: Race Around the World Duathlon

    Push yourself to the limit with this two-mile run and 11-mile bike through Tinley Park and surrounding forest preserves.

    This ain’t the Stanley Cup: You can show off your “traveling trophy” on the road, just don’t try to drink from it.

    Sun 8a. Meet at South St. and Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park. $50; register here.

    Nearby: JW Holstein Saloon; Ed & Joe’s Pizza; Durbin’s

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