New Belgium's Tour de Fat rolls into Palmer Square this weekend. (New Belgium Tour de Fat )
The Nosh at Wicker Park
A.N. Pritzker School 2009 W. Schiller St.
Get a taste of—well, just about everything—from more than 20 vendors including Mixteco Grill, Da Lobsta, Carnal Swine, Pecking Order and Dia de los Tamales at the debut of this new weekly outdoor food stall market from NYC transplants Alan Kannof and Rachel Fletcher, inspired by Brooklyn's Smorgasburg and the Lower East Side's Hester Street Fair. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. No cover. More info: facebook.com/thenoshatwickerpark.
(Free!) Ice Cream Social
Hotel Lincoln 1816 N. Clark St. 888-378-7994
Ice cream. Free ice cream. That's right, you won't have to reach for your wallet at this complimentary sidewalk sundae bar featuring Oberweis chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice creams, fruit and candy toppings, whipped cream and cherries. 1-3 p.m. Saturday.
Bastille Day Prix Fixe
Le Bouchon 1958 N. Damen Ave. 773-862-6600
Who better to throw a Bastille Day fete than this quintessentially French Bucktown restaurant? The meal features choices of escargots or Lyonnaise salad; steak frites or trout Grenobloise; and mousse au chocolat or creme caramel. 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 5-10 p.m. Sunday. $25.
Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl
Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219 S. Morgan St. 773-837-0145
Tip back one—or 20—with the Homebrewers' Pride of the Southside organization, where 20 amateur beer brewers pour their creations into your take-home souvenir glass for your sampling pleasure—as well as for a panel of sanctioned beer judges. The judges' winning recipe will be produced and sold at Beverly brewpub Horse Thief Hollow and a People's Choice prize package is awarded, too. 1-5 p.m. Saturday. $25. RSVP required: bubblycreekbarrelbrawl.com.
Tour de Fat
Palmer Square Park 3100 W. Palmer Boulevard
Comedian Reggie Watts headlines (4 p.m.) as part of New Belgium Brewing's 14th annual traveling bike and beer fest, which parks in Chicago for a cycle parade (11 a.m.-noon), performances by local punk rock marching band Mucca Pazza (1:30 p.m.) and others. Order $5 16-ounce pours of Fat Tire and nine other brews, plus take funky bike test drives and play games including a Thousand Person Dance Contest for a cruiser bike prize. All proceeds benefit West Town Bikes. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. $5 suggested donation. Schedule: newbelgium.com/events.
The Wicker Punk Ball
Double Door 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-489-3160
Mohawks, Doc Martens and ballroom attire are encouraged at this "punk rock meets community politics" fundraiser featuring punk band The Pocket Liners and other musical acts, performances by The Midnight Circus, large-scale art installations and live art painting, a cocktail and a punk karaoke performance by First Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno. Proceeds benefit the ward political organization and literacy group 826 Chi. 6-9 p.m. Friday. $15-$25. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com.
The Dan Shapiro Show: Chanukah in July!
Cole's Bar 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-276-5802
BYO dreidel—or not—to this open mic for writers, comedians, poets and storytellers hosted by local funnyman Shapiro who aims to chase away summertime blues with some holiday spirit. Bitches Gotta Eat blogger Samantha Irby and comedian Andrew Halter headline the night. Got a piece of your own to try out? Signup begins at 7 p.m. and non-holiday-themed pieces are welcome. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. No cover.
(Free!) The Chicago Project V
Catherine Edelman Gallery 300 W. Superior St. 312-266-2350
Back in 2003, the contemporary photography gallery created an online-only show to offer unrepresented Chicagoans opportunities to showcase their work. Meet the photographers and view works ranging from black and white landscapes to color narratives at a 10-year anniversary retrospective exhibition and reception. 5-8 p.m. Friday.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Get tickets for the L.A.-based production, "Girl Next Door: A Pole Dance Soiree," July 19: stage773.com
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.