Moonshine Brewing Company
1824 W. Division St. 773-862-8686
Two tons of ribs make an appearance at the Rib-a-Que Smokeout, where a dozen professional and amateur chefs throw down with old family recipes and new culinary tricks and you get to sample them all. Two winners—one determined by a celebrity foodie judging panel; the other by audience vote—take home cash prizes and a Gilded Grill trophy. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. $25-$35. Tickets: ticketweb.com.
Journeymen Plumbers Hall
1340 W. Washington Blvd.
Your first beer is on the organizers of Samuel Adams Octoberfest, which features Sam Adams brews including Angry Orchard and Harvest Pumpkin, plus German food, live traditional music, German dancers, a stein-hoisting competition, lederhosen relay and pretzel toss. WXRT-FM 93.1 personality Lin Brehmer hosts. 2-10 p.m. Saturday. $15. Tickets: ticketweb.com
OUT ON THE BLOCK
Longman & Eagle
2657 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-276-7110
The Logan Square spot keeps the al fresco season going with What's Happening!!, an outdoor block and dance party featuring music by the Windy City Soul Club DJs, $12 plates including venison sausage sandwiches and wild boar sloppy Joes and a cash bar for cocktails. 4-10 p.m. Sunday. No cover.
725 W. Roosevelt Rd. 312-980-9295
See what's next on the fashion horizon at Imagine '12, where WGN-TV Channel 9 personality Jane Monzures hosts a showcase of garments made by 44 student designers from the Illinois Academy of Design and Technology, plus a performance by pop singer K. Rose. 8 p.m. Friday. $25-$40; $15 for students.
ART IN TRANSIT
CTA Blue Line Logan Square, Damen, Clark/Lake and UIC-Halsted stops
Six train cars transform into mobile art galleries during Art on Track, where hosts at each stop guide you in to meet the artists and view their installations as you ride the rails. Admission includes an after-party at the Hairpin Lofts (2800 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 6 p.m.-midnight) with music and more art. 5-10 p.m. Saturday. $10-$20. Tickets: artontrack.eventbrite.com.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
New this year: The International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design (Expo Chicago) at Navy Pier: expochicago.com
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.