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Refresh with Gresh
David Burke's Primehouse 616 N. Rush St. 312-660-6000
Chef Rick Gresh eases you into the week with a new special featuring a Primehouse burger with truffle-asiago fries, soup or a wedge salad, a glass of beer or wine and a Malted Monkey ice cream sundae. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays and Mondays through May 12. $30.
Barbecue and Live Music
Honky Tonk BBQ 1800 S. Racine Ave. 312-226-7427
Treat yourself to down-home dining with specials including slow-roasted rack of beef short ribs ($21), manchego cheese and shiitake mushroom empanadas ($8) and candied bacon ($8). Then, treat your ears to live music from the Northside Southpaws (7:30 p.m. Friday; bluegrass), The Black Willoughbys (7:30 p.m. Saturday; country-bluegrass) and Delilah DeWylde (10 p.m. Saturday; rock). 4 p.m.-midnight Friday; 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. No cover.
Zombie Pub Crawl
pH Comedy Theater 1515 W. Berwyn Ave. 773-961-8214
Don your best undead get-up and march up and down Clark Street with the horde for drink specials at participating Andersonville bars. Admission also includes a commemorative cup and T-shirt plus two tickets to a pH production comedy show—along with opportunities to delight and/or horrify unsuspecting passersby. 2-9 p.m. Saturday. $25-$30. RSVP: chicagozombiepubcrawl.com.
Cosmix Presents: The Red Party
Berlin Nightclub 954 W. Belmont Ave. 773-348-4975
Celebrate all the way to the rafters with aerial burlesque and sideshow performances by Angela Eve, Miss Pussy Katt and Eve's Parlor Cabaret (11 p.m. and 1 a.m.) and keep your energy up for dancing—DJs Greg Haus and Shaka 23 provide the beats—with $5 Red Bull and $7.50 vodka cocktails. 11 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday. $5-$7; free before midnight with RSVP: do312.com.
John Barleycorn River North 149 W. Kinzie St. 773-348-8899
Sample a beer for every letter of the alphabet with 26 selections from A to Z starting with All Day IPA from Founders and ending with Zaison from Brewery Vivant at this showcase for Great Lakes-region beers, which also features discussions with local brewmasters, the Chicago Beer Geeks and the Chicago chapter of the Barley's Angels women's beer club. Noon-3 p.m. Saturday. $45-$50. Tickets: thelocaltourist.com.
The Mid 306 N. Halsted St. 312-265-3990
Ten salons take it to the runway (11 p.m.) with themed routines featuring models sporting distinctive hairstyles in this North American Hairstyle Awards competition where the top three contenders win spots at the World Finals. DJ Rock City—who sports a 10-inch mohawk—provides the soundtrack and the first 100 attendees take home a swag bag. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Sunday. $25; free before 11 p.m. with RSVP: clubtix.com
Thraxxx Co.: Pre-Game IV:20 Party
Chicago Sports Hub 3809 N. Harlem Ave. 773-286-4482
It's none of our business if you have 4/20 set aside for other activities, but you can jump start that "holiday" weekend with a party and concert featuring headlining hip-hop artist St. Millie plus live sets by FIC Concep, Asa, Krayzie Key and others, plus two DJ sets. An optional $25 wristband gets you well drinks throughout the night. 9 p.m. Friday. $5.
Cloud Cult Performance and Documentary Screening
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-525-2501
A weekend double-header features the experimental indie pop-rock band from Minnesota in a live performance. Then, Cinema Purgatorio screens "Cloud Cult: No One Said It Would Be Easy," a documentary which explores the band's early history, ecological commitment and live shows that feature visual art created onstage. Concert: 10 p.m. Friday. $17. Screening: 10 p.m. Saturday. $5.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.