Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

Start planning with our weekend guide

June 28, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye


(Free!) Stag party

Sheffield and Waveland avenues (3-7 p.m. Friday)

Hubbard and Dearborn streets (10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday)

Sample complimentary sandwiches created by Travel Channel TV host Adam Richman—including Crouching Red Stag Hidden Cherry duckwiches and Kentucky Bluegrass Honey Tea Sliders, both made with Jim Beam's new Red Stag flavored whiskeys—when the Red Stag Food Truck Tour stops in Chicago.

Gluttony abounds

The Fifty/50 2047 W. Division St. 773-489-5050

Glutton Force Five food truck duo Gravy Brown and Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti challenge you on their Gluttony Tour. The kick-off includes a Modelo reception (7-8 p.m.); the action then continues at four more spots. Bonus: A portion of your tab benefits the Chicago Food Bank. 7 p.m. Friday; various times Sat.-Sun. Schedule-menus: gluttonforcefive.com


Quart of Malort

Shambles 2050 W. Division St. 773-486-0200

Comedians Ever Mainard and Rasa Geirstikas unveil a new format for their popular comedy extravaganza, the [Bleep] Show, which includes optional Malort drinking contests, interactive games with prizes and performances by Lisa Laureta, Ryan Walker, Andy Fleming and Kate Duffy. Thirsty? Quench yourself with a $6 tallboy and shot combo. 8 p.m. Friday. No cover.



Buckingham Fountain 500 S. Columbus Drive

Pedal your way through Greektown, Chinatown and other 'hoods during The L.A.T.E. Ride, a 25-mile cycling benefit for Friends of the Parks that includes "best lit bike" and "best decorated helmet" contests, pre- and post-ride concerts, free refreshments and a lakefront sunrise mini-breakfast. 11:59 p.m. Saturday. $45. RSVP required: lateride.org.

Dead man's party

Vision Nightclub 640 N. Dearborn St. 312-266-3333

The undead rise again at Zombie Prom, which features live music by Trash Martini and sets by DJ Daena, a prom king-and-queen contest, complimentary buffet (9-10:30 p.m.) and more. Zombie attire and makeup are required, but you can get an on-site makeover for $10. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. $25.


Feeling retro? Tickets for "I Love Lucy Live"—at Broadway Playhouse in September—go on sale today: broadwayinchicago.com.


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