Clawing In: CLLAW XVIII at Logan Square Auditorium
Female arm wrestlers in over-the-top costumes go Over the Top in head-to-head matchups amidst pandemonium.
The fix is in: Purchase CLLAWBUX to not only purchase booze, but also to bribe shady referees.
Sat 10p. Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., Logan Square. $10 here.
Nearby: Billy Sunday; Analogue; Jam
I Need a Hero: Wacky Run 5K & 10K
Self-described as “Chicago’s most bizarre race,” come dressed as your favorite superhero as you run around Lincoln Park.
The dark side: Supervillians are also welcome...to help battle the forces of good at the post-race party.
Sun 10a. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, Lincoln Park. $35-50 here.
Nearby: Galway Arms; House of Hunan; Sushi Mon
Pre Game: St. Practice Day Pub Crawl
Get an early jump on St. Paddy’s Day in a sea of green (clothing and beer) at this rowdy Streeterville crawl.
Irish eyes: The Jameson and Guinness-fueled crawl takes you on a mini tour of local Irish bars, including D4.
Sat 7:30-9p. Meet at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks St., Streeterville. No cover; signup at bar.
Taste Test: Irish Whiskey Class at Chief O’Neill’s
Join the industry pros at Whisk(e)y Still Life as you learn all there is to know about one of the world’s oldest spirits.
Darn tootin: The two-hour “tootful” will have you sampling various styles of “the grapes of the Emerald Isle.”
Sat 4-6p. Chief O’Neill’s, 3471 N. Elston Ave., Avondale (312-802-5103). $30 here.
Nearby: Sunshine; Abbey Pub; Prop Thtr