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