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  • Farmers, Food & Fitness takes place Saturday at the River North location of Crossfit.
Farmers, Food & Fitness takes place Saturday at the River North location…
September 26, 2013|By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts | For RedEye

EAT

(Free!) Farmers, Food & Fitness

River North Crossfit 330 W. Ontario St. 312-643-0406

Healthy, delivered meal service CJK Foods hosts an interactive health-stravaganza where you can talk with Greg Gunthorp of Gunthorp Farms, Jordan Warners of Candid Wines, fitness writer Suzanne Ko and half a dozen others about healthy lifestyle options. Bonus: Each station includes complimentary snacks that tie into the expert's area of interest. 6-9 p.m. Saturday. RSVP requested: info@cjkfoods.com.

Oktoberfest

Old Town Social 455 W. North Ave. 312-266-2277

Give the work week the boot at this German-themed bash featuring Hacker Pschorr and Paulaner beers served in boots ($26), two-liter boots ($30) and ordinary steins ($15); traditional fare such as a house-smoked sausage platter with fresh-braised sauerkraut($15) and giant Bavarian pretzels with mustard-beer sauce ($7); live oompah music by The Happy Wanderers and late-night beats by DJ Phiction. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday. No cover.

The Nosh

A.N. Pritzker School 2009 W. Schiller St.

Summer's officially over but you can still get your outdoor food fix through Oct. 26 at this culinary market that includes fried oyster banh mi from Bento Box, hand-sliced pastrami sandwiches from Bergstein's NY Deli, treats from Doughnut Vault's new van and 20 more vendors. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Americana band Crazee Heart provides the soundtrack to your snacking. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. No cover. More info: facebook.com/thenoshatwickerpark.

DRINK

Beer Fest

Kirkwood Bar & Grill 2934 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-770-0700

The Lakeview bar's third annual beer garden blast features more than 100 local and national craft offerings from such breweries as Dogfish Head, Abita and Half Acre which you can sample along with a variety of sausages from the grill. 1-5 p.m. Saturday. $40.

Deja Vu

Harbee Liquors & Tavern 1345 W. 18th St. 312-733-0333

Resident DJ Moppy, guest DJ Tewz and beat slingers from Comfort Food Detroit drop the needle on the records at this all-vinyl night featuring funk, breakbeat, hip-hop, house, psychedelic and dance music along with drink specials including $5 micheladas, $5 Great Lakes Oktoberfest, $6 Palomitas and $6 mezcal cocktails. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. No cover.

DO

Bike Smut Film Festival

Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219 S. Morgan St. 773-837-0145

Human-powered transportation intersects with sex-positive culture during this showcase of short, indie erotic films created by inspired cyclists from all over the globe during the seventh annual North American tour where travels between cities by—you guessed it—bicycle. 8 p.m. Saturday. $5-$10 suggested donation.

"Improvised Telenovelas" and "Los Improviachis"

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-871-3000

As part of the collaborative Late Night Teatro Vista series of varied Latin-influenced programming, comedy troupe Salsation takes audience suggestions for the title of a brand new Spanish-language soap opera which the cast then performs. "Los Improviachis" features an interactive improv set performed by comedic mariachis. 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $10. Tickets: teatrovista.org/lntv.

A Day in Avondale

Various locations

Art comes alive at nearly 60 neighborhood bars, open studios, retailers, community centers, pop-up galleries and an outdoor block party where each venue hosts live performances or displays a visual artist's work. Stop by the information booths at the Diversey-Kimball-Milwaukee intersection or Belmont Avenue at California Avenue for a map. Free rickshaw transport is offered between stops. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. No cover. Details: adayinavondale.wordpress.com.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Women's Health and Feed host the Run10 Feed10 charity race Oct. 6 in Lincoln Park. Register here: run10feed10.com.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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