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October 26, 2012|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

GO GREEN
Lincoln Park
1750 N. Clark St. 773-880-1266
Stock up on produce, meats, baked goods and more from dozens of regional vendors at the last outdoor Green City Market of the season—it moves inside the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum next week—and see a cooking demonstration by Rockit chef Amanda Downing (10:30-11:30 a.m.). 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

SOUTHERN TAILGATE
The Southern
1840 W. North Ave. 773-342-1840
Celebrate the annual Georgia Bulldogs-Florida Gators college football rivalry—where the tailgate action is called the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party—with the Wicker Park version, the World's (Second) Largest Cocktail Party. Festivities include a 2 p.m. Savannah-style shrimp boil, 2:30 p.m. game viewing and $5 Jack Daniel's cocktails, $15 domestic beer buckets and $20 Abita beer buckets. 1-6 p.m. Saturday. $22. RSVP: thesouthernchicago.com.


DRINK

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
Nellcote
833 W. Randolph St. 312-432-0500
Party like Keith Richards during Night at Nellcote (named for the mansion where The Rolling Stones recorded "Exile on Main St.") with half-priced domestic beer bottles (regularly $5), half-priced pizza (regularly $10-$14), DJ beats and three costume contests—best musician, best couple, most creative—with cash prizes. 11 p.m.-3 a.m. No cover.

EYE OF THE TIGER
The Fifty/50
2047 W. Division St. 773-489-5050
Swing from the rafters during a Welcome to the Jungle Halloween party where staff in Tarzan, Jane and animal-themed costumes serve up $5 Jungle Juice cocktails (Malibu Black rum, Absolut vodka, fruit juices) amid Amazon-inspired decor and your costume—jungle-themed or not—could win you a $250 cash prize. 7 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday. No cover.


DO

FOR THE LOVE OF FILM
Kennedy-King College
6301 S. Halsted St.
The second annual Englewood Film Festival kicks off with a reception and screening of "I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac," a documentary about the late Chicago comedian. The fest continues Saturday and Sunday at various locations around the Englewood neighborhood with feature film screenings ($1-$10) and a dozen free film industry workshops. 5-9:30 p.m. Friday. $27. Schedule and tickets: englewoodfilmfest.com.

FRIGHT NIGHT
Sheffield's
3258 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-4989
Head to the courtyard beer garden—rain or shine, there's a retractable roof—for Horror Movie Night, where you can scream your lungs out during a screening of the classic John Carpenter slasher flick, "Halloween," and revive your spirits (so to speak) with $5 Vida y Muerte drafts from 5 Rabbit Brewery and popcorn, which is free with any beer purchase. 7 p.m. Sunday. No cover.

GEAR FOR GUYS
Open Secret Studios
401 N. Racine Ave. 312-399-8343
Spiff up your wardrobe at Northern Grade, a pop-up shop featuring Haberdash, Red Wing Heritage, Portland General Store and more than a dozen other purveyors of American-made men's clothing and accessories—plus snacks from Belly Shack's Bill Kim, coffee from Stumptown and beer from Half Acre to improve your perusing power. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

PASSION FOR FASHION
The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall
111 S. Michigan Ave. 312-629-6731
Get a peek into the world of high fashion when Cuban-born, New York-based designer Isabel Toledo—who counts Michelle Obama among her clients—and fashion illustrator and artist Ruben Toledo discuss clothing design, garment construction and commercial and non-commercial art. 6 p.m. Saturday. $25; $10 for students. Tickets: saic.edu/frc.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Find seasonal scrumptiousness all around Chicago with a gallery of pumpkin treats on metromix.com.

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