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Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

Pig roasts, parties for pooches, vintage shopping and more things to do in Chicago the weekend of Sept. 7-9

  • The rooftop at Homestead
The rooftop at Homestead (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
September 07, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

WHOLE HOG
Homestead
1924 W. Chicago Ave. 773-645-4949
Enter through Roots Handmade Pizza (1916 W. Chicago Ave.) and head upstairs to Homestead's Pig Roast on the Roof, which includes spit-roasted pork from a 100-pound pig, Homestead appetizers, sweets from neighboring West Town Bakery & Diner and three different Templeton rye cocktails. 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $45. RSVP required: homesteadpigroast-es2.eventbrite.com

DRINK

HOP TO IT
Hopleaf
5148 N. Clark St. 773-334-9851
In the "If you're still thirsty, it's not their fault" category, you can taste more than 60 craft and specialty beers—and wines, too, plus a special roast from Metropolis Coffee—at the Kegs for Kids benefit for Helen C. Peirce Elementary School, which also features appetizers and a silent auction. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $40-$50. Tickets: kegsforkidschicago.com

BARK PARK
Dunlay's on the Square
3137 W. Logan Blvd. 773-227-2400
Both you and your pooch can tip one back at the Pints for Pups fundraiser for the Logan Square Dog Park. Admission includes beer, wine, sangria and soda, door prizes and a silent auction—plus a patio water chalice in case your best friend gets thirsty. 3-5 p.m. Saturday. $40. Tickets: logansquaredogpark.com.

DO

TO THE MARKET
Division Street and Wolcott Avenue
Head to The Vintage Bazaar pop-up market, where more than 50 vendors offer vintage housewares, furniture, clothing and jewelry as part of the Renegade Craft Fair, which in itself hosts 300 additional vendors and a food court with local restaurant chow. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. No cover. Preview the merch: thevintagebazaar.com.

VINYL HEAVEN
Dusty Groove
1120 N. Ashland Ave. 773-342-5800
You can browse all day and still not make it through the entire collection at the Dusty Groove Garage Sale, which features 40,000 vinyl records and 10,000 CDs in genres ranging from obscure folk to classic jazz and soul to rock, hip-hop, showtunes and world music, all at 50 cents each. Fill up on snacks from the Pleasant Valley food truck (11 a.m.-noon) as well as complimentary in-store refreshments. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Get tickets for The Southern's $18 Jack Daniels Sunday pig roast: thesouthernchicago.com.

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