Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Post-Pitchfork, head to Debonair Social Club for a DJ set that keeps the music flowing.
Post-Pitchfork, head to Debonair Social Club for a DJ set that keeps the… (Dan Peterson/For RedEye )
July 17, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Brunch Debut

Avec 615 W. Randolph St. 312-377-2002

The popular West Loop dinner spot expands into the morning meal with dishes including wood oven-baked French toast with roasted cherries, mint and almonds ($8) and marinated hanger steak with romesco sauce, summer squash, scallions and a fried egg ($15). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

Pig Roast

2 Sparrows 553 W. Diversey Parkway 773-234-2320

Pig out in style with all-you-can-eat Catalpa Grove Farm roasted pork served family-style with summertime fixings including wedge salad, mac 'n' cheese, baked beans, corn fritters and peach cobbler. 7 p.m. Friday. $35. Phone RSVP required.

DRINK

Goose Island Tap Takeover

The Ogden 1659 W. Ogden Ave. 312-226-1888

In honor of the Pitchfork Music Festival, Goose Island co-created a new beer with rappers Killer Mike and El-P—who appear at the festival in separate sets Sunday—called Run the Jewels. Order a $6 draft at this bar two blocks from the fest or cool off with 10 other Goose Island varieties including Green Line ($5), Matilda ($9) and Sofie Paradisi ($6). 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday; 10 a .m.-midnight Sunday. No cover.

Liquid Brunch

Scarlet Bar 3320 N. Halsted St. 773-348-1053

Start your Sunday with a familiar routine—complimentary cereal and cartoons—and take it to the next level with $12 champagne bottles, $6.50 Ketel One cocktails and $3 Miller Lites as DJ Dolo and DJ Konsept transport you from wake-up tunes to late-night beats. 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. No cover.

DO

Markets at the Zocalo

El Zocalo Plaza 18th and Paulina Streets 312-698-8898

Check out foods, wares, arts and crafts from neighborhood restaurants and businesses including Pl-zen, Don Churro el Moro de Letran, Pilsen Vintage and Thrift, Beurrage, Reciclarte Studio and others at this community market which also features free Zumba fitness classes, arts workshops, live music and more. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. No cover. Details: pilsenportal.org/calendar/4069.

German New Wave Tanzparty

Dank Haus German American Cultural Center 4740 N. Western Ave. 773-561-9181

Step back into 1980s Berlin—with a neon outfit and gravity-defying hair, of course—as 99 red balloons swirl around the dance floor and DJs spin classics from Die Neue Deutsche Welle (the new German wave) era such as "Der Kommissar" and "99 Luftballons." Additional festivities include a cash bar, German food for purchase and a raffle. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday. No cover.

(Free!) New Play Readings

Goodman Theatre 170 N. Dearborn St. 312-443-3800

Lose yourself in three different worlds at staged readings of three new works developed during a season-long residency: "Sleeping with the Prince of Darkness: The Imagined Pillow Talk of FBI Agent John O'Neill," by The Neo-Futurists' founding director Greg Allen (7:30 p.m. Saturday); "F(law)less," by NYC playwright Christopher Oscar Peña (2:30 p.m. Sunday); and "Prowess," by The Inconvenience founding member Ike Holter (7:30 p.m. Sunday).

Richard Colburn DJ Set

Debonair Social Club 1575 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-7990

The Belle & Sebastian drummer heads to Wicker Park post-Pitchfork to hit the decks with opening sets from industrial DJ Heaven Malone and Dark Wave Disco founder and Kill Hannah bassist Greg Corner—who also DJ'd President Obama's 50th birthday party. 11:59 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday. No cover. RSVP recommended: do312.com.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Fix your furniture, lamps, clothing and more during a free Community Glue Workshop Repair Clinic from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Kitchen Sink (1107 W. Berwyn Ave.): communityglueworkshop.org.

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