Monday, October 20, 2014

This Weekend

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  • Sticky Wicket: Siren Stiletto’s Cabaret Tea Party at Stan Mansion

    Enjoy full British tea service in a sparkling mansion while enjoying live burlesque.

    Party favors: Circus acts and unlimited bubbly round out an afternoon of royal debauchery.

    Sun 2-5p. Stan Mansion, 2408 N. Kedzie Blvd., Logan Square (773-276-0099). $135 and up here.

    Nearby: Whirlaway Lounge; The Burlington; Parson’s Chicken & Fish

  • Aw Shucks: Slurp & Slush at Red Door

    It’s time for hand-crafted malort, slushie cocktails, and free PBR at this oyster bash and chef shuck-off.

    Star power: Watch chefs from Frontier and Nellcote create their own interpretations of Old 1871 oysters.

    Sun 5-8p. Red Door, 2118 N. Damen Ave., Bucktown (773-697-7221). $40 here.

    Nearby: Danny’s; Bluebird; Trenchermen

  • Hail to Ales: Crush in Old Town

    Crawl from craft beer to wine tasting tents with specialty dishes from local restos at this sprawling testament to booze.

    Hit list: Check out brews from Off Color Brewing and Ale Syndicate along with a California vintage called F Bomb.

    Sat noon-10p, Sun noon-9p. Wells Street from North Avenue to Schiller Street, Old Town (773-868-0425). $40 here.

    Nearby: Old Town Pour House; The Refinery; Old Town Pub

  • Porky’s Lives: Bridgepork at Maria’s Packaged Goods

    Part BBQ cookout and part outdoor music fest, this end-of-summer freakout is the perfect way to cap the season.

    In and out: After watching chefs from Mr. Spanky's on the grill, head indoors for an 11th Ward Old Fashioned.

    Sat 2-8p. Maria’s Packaged Goods, 960 W. 31st St., Bridgeport. (773-890-0588). No cover.

    Nearby: Pleasant House Bakery; Skylark; Northern City

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