Brew You: Windy City BrewHaHa at Lacuna Artist Lofts
Pilsen gets into the beer fest game with a wood lodge-style artist loft drenched in craft brew.
Triple play: Sip local beers from Ale Syndicate while eating Frank’s Red Hots dogs and rocking to DJs from The Loop.
Sat 1-4p & 6-9p. Lacuna Artist Lofts, 2150 S. Canalport St., Pilsen. $45 here.
Nearby: Nightwood; Skylark; Simone’s
Take Cover: The World’s Largest Indoor Bar Crawl at Navy Pier
Wander Navy Pier with drink in hand and never step outside as you hit eight bars from Harry Caray’s to Billy Goat.
Play time: Play games along the way (such as casino gambling at Riva) while entering the raffle for Bulls/Hawks tix.
Sat 2-8p. Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., River East. (312-600-9035). $20 here.
Nearby: Cite; D4; Volare
Cheap Thrills: Thrifty Thrills Burlesque Challenge at Mother’s
Local burlesque dancers are given a max of $20 to spend on their costume before putting on a show.
Shopping spree: With outfits bought from hardware stores to grocery stores, nothing is off limits (both on stage and off.)
Fri 8p. Original Mother’s, 26 W. Division St., Gold Coast. (312-642-7251). $20 here.
Nearby: McFadden’s; The Lodge; Primary Nightclub
Beaded Lady: Carnival 2014 at Nacional 27
Samba dancing, DJs spinning Latin beats, and half price tapas get things moving at this Brazilian Carnival celebration.
Taking flight: Brazilian drink flights include blood orange caipirinhas and hurricane fishbowls.
Tonight-Sun. Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron St., River North. (312-664-2727). No cover.
Nearby: Patron’s Hacienda; Green Door Tavern; Union Sushi & BBQ