Thursday, August 21, 2014

This Weekend

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  • Three Some: Bacon, Sports + Beer Celebration at Union Station

    Union Station’s Great Hall is transformed into a rowdy sports bar with Nerf games, Pop-A-Shot, and sports trivia.

    Brew too: There will, of course, be beer (from 30+ local breweries) paired with bacon-inspired cuisine from local chefs.

    Sat 2-6p. Union Station, 225 S. Canal St., River West. (513-238-8219). $100-200 here.

    Nearby: Kelly’s Cajun Grill; Rivers; Venice Cafe

  • The Hurt Locker: Chicago Holiday Fest

    Former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas welcomes you to this new South Side brewfest focusing on seasonal holiday ales.

    Don’t hurt yourself: Uncork a bottle of Thomas’s Big Hurt Beer while taking in live bands and asking him for batting tips.

    Sat 5-9p. Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Dr., Tinley Park. (708-342-5485). $45-60 here.

    Nearby: Banana’s Bar & Grille; Boston’s Gourmet Pizza; Tin Fish

  • Starsky Show: Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals

    This rare collection of vintage muscle cars and race cars should tide you over until the Chicago Auto Show in February.

    Choose your speed: Whether you like Starsky & Hutch’s ride or Knight Rider’s KITT, you’ll find plenty of love under the hood.

    Sat 9a-9p & Sun 9a-5p. Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 9301 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont. (586-549-5291). $20 here.

    Nearby: Morton’s The Steakhouse; Red Bar; Liberty Tavern

  • Cat Nip: Thundercat at Schubas

    The former Suicidal Tendencies bassist dons an Indian headdress and freaks out with expansive EDM-laced space funk.

    Houses of the holy: Get there early for some shoulder-popping electro funk courtesy of rising local party duo Ghosthouse.

    Tonight 9p. Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Lakeview. (773-525-2508). $15 here.

    Nearby: Stage 773; Flat Top Grill; The Pony

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