Wednesday, July 30, 2014

This Holiday Weekend

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  • In Flight: Funny or Die Oddball Fest w/ Dave Chappelle + Flight of the Conchords

    The stars of two of TV’s best canceled shows return for a night of basement humor standup and oddball music.

    Dave TV: After a seven-year absence, nothing is off-limits as Chappelle riffs on his show’s mysterious end.

    Sat 5p. First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 19100 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park (708-614-1616). $38.75 and up here.

    Nearby: Hamada of Japan; Tin Fish; Intimo

  • Holy Trinity: Beer-lesque at Untitled

    Beer, burlesque and BBQ — who knew so many good things started with the letter b (not including Bears)?

    The deets: Pair Deschutes craft beers with St. Louis ribs and BBQ Wagyu brisket.

    Fri 4:30p-2a. Untitled, 111 W. Kinzie St., River North (312-880-1501). No cover.

    Nearby: Chicago Cut Steakhouse; Fulton’s on the River; Moe’s Cantina

  • Hog Down: Chicago HogFight

    Chicago’s top BBQ chefs compete for the title of “Hog-Father” at this new event with all-you-can-eat ‘cue.

    Drink up: Revolution beer and Sailor Jerry rum will help put you in the mood to cast judgment on who wins.

    Sun 2p. Mahoney’s Pub & Grille, 551 N. Ogden Ave., Near West Side (312-733-2121). $25 here.

    Nearby: Twisted Spoke; Salerno’s Pizza; Clutch Chicago

  • Bottle Shock: Empty Bottle Block Party

    Chicago’s coolest venue is shutting down the street in front to host an all-day rager with live music from its employees.

    Toss off: Play a round of bag toss as you enjoy sausages from Bite Café and Revolution beer.

    Sun noon. Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Ukrainian Village (773-276-3600). $5.

    Nearby: Bite Café; Lockdown Bar & Grill, Andrzej Grill & Restaurant

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