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  • Hear hilarious tales of Yelp horror--and sip some cocktails--Sunday at Bar DeVille.
Hear hilarious tales of Yelp horror--and sip some cocktails--Sunday at… (Chuan D. Vo/For RedEye )
February 13, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Browse and Snack

Hotel Lincoln 1816 N. Clark St. 312-254-4700

Nibble on complimentary bites from Boka Restaurant Group and sip bubbly from Illinois Sparkling Co. at the inaugural President's Day Pop-Up Market, where you can browse vittles and wares from neighborhood retailers including Do-Rite Donuts, Salted Caramel, Bonobos Guide Shop, Piper Boutique, Heritage Bicycle Shop and a dozen more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

Fishy Business

Frontier 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-772-4322

Whether or not you observe Lent, you won't miss the meat at Fish Fry Friday, which features a rotating roster of varieties—through March 29—served with hand-cut fries for $12. Fish fries kick off tonight with whitefish on the menu. 4 p.m.-midnight. Friday.

DRINK

Going Strong

Delilah's 2771 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-472-2771

Sample 100 beers from more than 50 breweries—and meet reps from many of the participating houses—at the fifteenth annual Vintage Strong Beer Fest. The lineup includes strong ales, barrel-aged beers, unfiltered beers and vintage dated brews including a J.W. Lees Harvest ale aged in used Lagavulin scotch barrels, a 1998 King & Barnes Christmas ale and ten vintages of Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot barley wine. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday. $20.

Ring That Bell

Mac's American Pub 1801 W. Division St. 773-782-4400

Raise a glass with Rob England of Bell's Brewery during a tap takeover featuring six varieties for $4-$7 including Hopslam, an annual, limited quantity double IPA; Smitten, a new golden rye seasonal ale; and Captain Spontaneous, a dry-hopped pale ale not likely to be brewed again; plus three year-round brews. 7-10 p.m. Friday. No cover.

DO

Tax-Free Luxury

900 North Michigan Shops 900 N. Michigan Ave. 312-915-3916

Get your savings on during a President's Day weekend "tax-free" sale where your purchases from 37 retailers—including J. Crew, Michael Kors and Max Mara—are discounted by 9.25 percent, the equivalent of the Cook County sales tax. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Monday; Noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Participating retailers: shop900.com/taxfree.

Like a Prayer

Hideout 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. 773-227-4433

Heavy topics get the light treatment at the God, Sex and Death Variety Hour, where local comedian Danny Black hosts humorous takes on the subjects by Chris Bower, Richardson Simon Seng, Daniel Shapiro, Mason Johnson, Ray Holleb and Chris Condren and DJ Bloodshot Scott provides the backbeats. 7 p.m. $5.

The Life Aquatic

Shedd Aquarium 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive 312-939-2438

Go aquatic on the cheap during Illinois Resident Discount Days, where you get free admission into the Waters of the World, Amazon Rising and Caribbean Reef exhibitions and can add additional attractions such as the Abbott Oceanarium, aquatic show and Jellies special exhibit with $8 discounts on multiple package options. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Monday. Free-$26.95. Tickets: sheddaquarium.org.

Service with a Smile

Bar Deville 701 N. Damen Ave. 312-929-2349

Service industry professionals get revenge on clueless customers during Review Revue, a comedy show where local bartenders Brian Bolles and Sophie Burton host servers, chefs, mixologists and restaurateurs reading the most hilariously scathing bar and restaurant reviews they've found on the internet. Down a $3 Malort shot, $6 Green Chartreuse shot or $4 Lost Coast Great White—but tonight of all nights, don’t forget to tip. 9:30 p.m. Sunday. No cover.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Air Jordan turns 50 on Sunday. Dine at Michael Jordan's Steak House (505 N. Michigan Ave.) that day and score a free slice of chocolate cake.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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