Shredding After Dark: 2013 U.S. Air Guitar Semifinals at Metro
Watch Chicago’s finest air shredders battle for invisible axe supremacy.
Let the pros handle this: Also catch performances from past World Air Guitar Champs, including Nordic Thunder.
Sat 9p. Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville (773-549-4140). $14 here.
Nearby: Rockit Burger Bar; Uncommon Ground; Cubby Bear
Brew Crew: Beer & BBQ Boat Ride
Cruise the lake and river with Goose Island beer and Sweet Baby Ray BBQ tastings.
Meet John Black: If you’re still craving the hard stuff, order a Johnnie Walker from the full cash bar.
Tonight 5:45-7:45p. Wendella Sightseeing Boats, 400 N. Michigan Ave., Loop. $48 here.
Nearby: Howells & Hood; Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse; Hoyt’s
Crazy Train: Jeff Fest
Hop the Blue Line to Jefferson Park where drum circles, voodoo, and live art set the neighborhood on end.
Greatest hits: Don’t forget craft brews (5 Rabbit), food trucks (Chubby Wieners), and fish tacos (Hops & Barley).
Fri-Sun. Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave., Jefferson Park. (773-736-6697). $5-15.
Nearby: Gale Street Inn; The Admiral; Fischman Liquors & Tavern
Taste Test: Taste of Lincoln Avenue
This under-the-radar fest goes all out this year with a new DJ stage that rivals Spring Awakening.
EDM it: Catch party assailants Porn 'n Chicken and electro god Tommie Sunshine for a raging Sun night.
Sat-Sun noon-10p. Lincoln and Fullerton Avenues, Lincoln Park. (773-868-3010). $10 suggested donation.
Nearby: Derby; AliveOne; Tonic Room