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Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

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September 19, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Chicago Food Social

Kendall College parking lot 900 N. Branch St. 312-850-9390

Vittles abound at this foodie fest featuring cuisine for purchase from 16 food trucks such as Jerk and the Windy City Patty Wagon and nine restaurants including Table, Donkey and Stick; Dia de Los Tamales and Longman & Eagle. Cocktails are plentiful, too, in the vintage 1965 Airstream trailer which formerly housed the Lollapalooza VIP lounge. Six bands round out the festivities. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. $5.

Friday Night Flight Night

Flirty Cupcakes Dessert Garage 1030 W. Taylor St. 312-852-4441

Fill up on sweet treats at this BYOB night with live music and your choice of Lick Your Plate flights, each consisting of a cupcake, a house-made Pop Tart and a dish of ice cream: All Things Bourbon and All Things Salted Caramel. 6-10 p.m. Friday. $16 per flight.

Green Grocer Barbecue

Green Grocer Chicago back parking lot 1420 W. Grand Ave. 312-624-9508

Greg Gunthorp of Gunthorp Farms roasts a whole hog at this fifth annual shindig, which also features organic fruits and vegetables, vegan options, Pleasant House Bakery small-batch sodas, Three Floyds and Founders Brewing Co. beers and a dance party with live music. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. $10 suggested donation.

DRINK

Logan Square Beer Fest

Logan Square Auditorium 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-252-6179

Get taste on tap at this craft beer-o-rama featuring more than 50 cask-conditioned, barrel-aged, collaborations and other varieties from 19 breweries including Ale Syndicate, Off Color, Revolution and more, plus a commemorative glass mug, food for purchase, live music and raffles for brewery swag. 1-5 p.m. for VIP option. Saturday. $55. Tickets: logansquarebeerfestival.com.

Oktoberfest

Replay 3439 N. Halsted St. 773-975-9244

Don your lederhosen—or not—for a seasonal German-style beer bash featuring tappings of Goose Island and Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest beers, Victory Brewing Company Festbier and Whole Hog pumpkin ale, plus a free buffet with brats, giant pretzels and more. Grab a limited edition 22-ounce mug for $15 and get $11 refills. 3 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

DO

Chicago South Asian Film Festival

ShowPlace Icon Theatre 150 W. Roosevelt Road

Columbia College Chicago Film Row Cinema 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

Get your film fix with more than 24 offerings including the U.S premiere of "Oass," by Abhinav Shiv Tiwari (7:15 p.m. Friday); "Club 60," by Sanjay Tripathy (6 p.m. Sunday); and "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," starring Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Riz Ahmed and Shabana Azmi (8:30 p.m. Sunday). Friday-Sunday. $15 per screening; $35 for "Oass;" $125 for all-festival pass. Schedule and tickets: csaff.org.

(Free!) Red Bull Flugtag

Burnham Park 3901 S. Lake Shore Drive 312-742-5369

Chicago Bulls point guard Marquis Teague, "The Voice" contestant Julio Cesar Castillo, BMX'er Corey Bohan and others—plus the audience—judge 30 costumed competitors who power homemade, uber-decorated, human-powered flying machines off an elevated ramp and into the lake at this high-flying fest that also features food and beer stands. 1 p.m.; gates at 11 a.m. Saturday.

"The Resurrection of Alice"

Eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S. Chicago Ave. 773-752-3955

Helen Hayes Award-nominated actress Perri Gaffney performs her solo play adapted from her novel of the same title—inspired by the true story of a friend's mother—about a teenage African-American woman who struggles to overcome the trials of an arranged marriage to an elderly pillar of the community. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. $30; $15 for students. Tickets: etacreativearts.org.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

See contemporary works from 125 art galleries representing 17 countries at Expo Chicago, Friday-Sunday at Navy Pier: expochicago.com.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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