Tuesday, January 27, 2015

This Weekend

  • Girl Trouble: Windy City Rollers Golden Bowl III Tournament

    The WCR take on all comers in this round-robin tourney of top-ranked roller girl squads.

    Getting decked: The best view of the action is from the VIP party deck ($43), with cocktails and beer.

    Sat noon-9p & Sun noon-8p. UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine St., University Village. (312-413-5700). $35 and up here.

    Nearby: Union Park Lounge; Tufano’s; Three Aces

  • Concert Sweat: Rock N Roll Chicago 1/2 Marathon

    A concert featuring Walk Off the Earth follows this course from Grand Avenue to 31st Street.

    Mini me: Not quite in a marathon mood (or shape)? Stick with the 5K mini course along the downtown lakefront.

    Sun 6:30a. Starts and ends at Grant Park, Columbus Dr. and Monroe St., Loop. $50-150; register on site here.

    Nearby: Rudy’s Bar & Grille; Oysy; South Loop Club

  •  Drink In Some Nature: Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Festival

    Only Chicago could turn a tour of 100+ residential gardens into an excuse for binge drinking.

    Batter up: There's music from JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, food from Robinson’s Ribs, and drinks from Derby.

    Sat-Sun noon to dusk. Sheffield Ave. and Webster St., Lincoln Park. $7-10 suggested donation.

    Nearby: Derby; State; Kelly’s Pub

  •  Suburban Flight: Naperville Ale Fest

    Visit the suburbs for beer — lots of it — ranging from the local (Argus) to the obscure (Grand Teton).

    Dinner menu: Heaven on Seven, Wurst Kitchen, and Sullivan’s Steakhouse take care of hunger.

    Sat 1-5p. Naperville Settlement, 523 S. Weber St., Naperville (630-450-4193). $45 here.

    Nearby: Hugo’s Frog Bar; Rosebud; bd’s Mongolian Grill

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