Keep the party going all the way until 5 a.m. Saturday at Late Bar. (Chuan D. Vo/For RedEye )
Artisan Food Warehouse Sale
The Scrumptious Pantry 3230 W. Fullerton Ave. 301-979-9751
The Logan Square purveyor offers discounts on artisanal goodies including TCHO chocolate, Lillie's Q barbecue sauces, Rustic Bakery organic flatbreads and cookies, single-blossom honeys, olive oils and more, plus Spanish cookware. Sip while you shop with complimentary house-made bloody marys. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. No cover.
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
Reggie's Rock Club 2105 S. State St. 312-949-0120
Chow down at an all-you-can-eat pancake bar and take in visual artwork by more than 75 emerging local and national artists amid DJ beats and a live art battle at this L.A.-based underground touring exhibition. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday. $5.
The Blackout Diaries
Lincoln Restaurant 4008 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-248-1820
Host Sean Flannery, comedians CJ Sullivan, Lane Pieschel and Angela Vela, and regular folks share stories of inebriated misadventures followed by audience Q&As about the tales. Jeppson's Malort rep Sam Mechling shares failed Malort slogans and hosts a contest for new suggestions. Work on a buzz of your own with 36-ounce draft beer steins ($7) and complimentary Malort tastings. 8 p.m. Saturday. $10. Tickets: blackoutdiaries.info.
Castle 632 N. Dearborn St. 312-266-1944
A six-month reinvention of the former Excalibur and Vision nightclubs culminates in the debut of a new multi-space club, Castle. It houses the Palladium nightclub—which opens with Grammy Award-winning producer and house music DJ Roger Sanchez—plus an all-lifestyle-inclusive club Sanctuary and a ground-floor lounge and pub-style eatery. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday. $20 (Palladium); $10 (Sanctuary). Tickets: wanttickets.com.
Late Bar 3534 W. Belmont Ave. 773-267-5283
Get your '80s kitsch on with DJ Dave Roberts, who spins New Wave classics and club videos. Keep your energy up with co-owner Kristine Hengl's horchata martini ($10)—which you can request with soy milk—and pancakes from the Baby Cakes food truck, which parks outside until 2 a.m. 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Saturday. No cover.
Windy City Brewhaha
Bridgeport Art Center 1200 W. 35th St. 773-247-3000
The choice is yours—an afternoon or evening session—for unlimited tastings of 50 beers from more than 30 craft brewers—including Three Floyds, Haymarket, Pipeworks, Deschutes and One Trick Pony—plus a souvenir mini-stein to take home. 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Saturday. $45-$50. Tickets: windycitybrewhaha.com.
Belmont Burlesque Revue
Theater Wit 1229 W. Belmont Ave. 773-975-8150
Expect some glitter as the troupe—which had an eight-year open run—blasts back onstage after a two-year hiatus with performances by guests Slightly Spitfire, Bella Ciao, comedian Bill Cruz, juggler Brad French and solo and group performances by the Belmont Bombshells themselves. 10:45 p.m. Saturday. $16. Tickets: theaterwit.org.
(Free!) Creative Chicago Expo
Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. 312-744-6630
Take your art to the next level at this event which showcases resources for dance, fashion, design, music, theater, media and more with 30 free workshops ranging from business basics to funding opportunities to green organization collaborations, plus keynote speakers and more than 100 vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Schedule: creativechicagoexpo.org.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
'Tis the season—the Chicago Irish Film Festival kicks off this weekend: chicagoirishfilmfestival.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.