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(Free!) Cooking Demo
Mariano's Fresh Market 40 S. Halsted St. 312-243-7657
Chef Fabio Viviani—who you might know from "Top Chef" Season 5, "Top Chef All-Stars" or better yet, as the executive chef of River North's Siena Tavern—shares tips for cooking with olive oil. Be one of the first 50 people in line to taste a sample of his fresh fettuccine with crispy pancetta, sauteed mushrooms and cherry tomato. But don't fret, everyone goes home with a free sample of olive oil. 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Burger Lunch Special
The Dec at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago 160 E. Pearson St. 312-573-5160
Usually "budget-friendly" and "Ritz-Carlton" aren't in the same sentence, but this lunch deal on the outdoor rooftop lounge—also valid inside at Deca Restaurant & Bar—is making it happen. Choose a tasty burger including a turkey burger with poblano peppers, avocado aioli on a whole-wheat roll; a wagyu burger topped with Wisconsin cheddar, bacon and horseradish cream or just stick to The Standard with aged cheddar. Pair it with a beer, glass of wine or cocktail of your choice. Daily through Sept. 30. $20. Reservations recommended.
Summer Sundays Unplugged
Mahoney's Pub & Grille 551 N. Ogden 312-733-2121
Enjoy acoustic covers while taking advantage of drink specials such as Goose Island Green Line, Modelo Pacifico and Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy (all $4) and bomb shots ($5). 6-9 p.m. Sunday. No cover.
Mudqueens & Sunday Bike Nights
Three Aces 1321 W. Taylor St. 312-243-1577
It's safe to assume that boredom is not an option at this event that kicks off with mud wrestling from Mudqueens followed by a bike night presented by Wreckless Chicago, a gathering of motorcycle clubs and enthusiasts. Live music from Absolutely Not and For Those About to Rock, an all-female AC/DC cover band, play while $3 PBRs and $2 Old Crow Bourbon shots add to the fun. 4-9 p.m. Sunday. $12 for Mudqueens. Tickets available at the door or online: brownpapertickets.com.
End of Summer Carnival
Municipal Bar & Dining Company 216 W. Ohio St. 312-951-2125
Hang on to these dwindling summer days with an end-of-the-season celebration including classic carnival games, bags, beer pong, a sand volleyball tournament, ski roll and dunk tank. Buy barbecue basics such as cheeseburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, homemade cole slaw, corn on the cob, potato chips, ice cream and snow cones. Cash bar. No cover. Noon-10 p.m. Sunday.
67th Anniversary Party
River Shannon 425 W. Armitage Ave. 312-944-5087
Celebrate the Irish pub's 67 years with Tullamore Dew cocktail specials for $4 Friday through Sunday including Tullamore Dew Punch with black iced tea, lemon and nutmeg and the Stubborn Mule with ginger beer and lime juice. The festivities end Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a complimentary Irish picnic complete with classics such as corned beef sandwiches, coleslaw, deviled eggs and cake.
(Free!) Yoga Class
Ready Coffee 1562 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-360-7041
Start your morning with a yoga lesson from Blair Rockoff of Rock Solid Health. All skill levels are welcome. so bring your mat for one of two hour-long sessions at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday.
Jewelry Trunk Show
Dovetail 1452 W. Chicago Ave. 312-508-3398
Welcome fall in style by browsing this season's launch of Luxurious Sloth, handcrafted statement jewelry that incorporates rough-cut stones and color-block fibers. A $5 donation to Out of Site Chicago, a non-profit performance art organization, gets you 20 percent off your purchase. Complimentary wine and cheese are provided. 7-10 p.m. Friday.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Get your glow gear ready for the 5 or 10K Firefly run on September 7th: http://fireflyrun.com/locations/chicago/
Kristen Kuchar is a RedEye special contributor.