Thursday, July 31, 2014

This Weekend

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  • 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

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