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  • Mucca Pazza will perform at Logan Square Auditorium's Fall Ball.
Mucca Pazza will perform at Logan Square Auditorium's Fall Ball. (8Eyes Photography )
October 16, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Oyster Fest Block Party

Parking lot at Rush Street between Hubbard and Illinois Streets 312-527-2722

Grammy Award-winning blues legend Buddy Guy headlines Shaw's Oyster House's 25th anniversary bash featuring bivalves on the half-shell and other foods, beer and wine for purchase plus additional live music from the Million Dollar Quartet, Quinn Sullivan and Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown. Partial proceeds benefit Shedd Aquarium and Special Olympics. 3-10 p.m. Friday. $30. Tickets: shawscrabhouse.com.

Fall Flea Market

Antique Taco 1360 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-687-8697

Start your day on the patio with hot chocolate and churros ($3 each or $5 for both) as you browse wares from such purveyors as Brimfield and Lost, plus wagons, decorative antlers, flannel, local flowers and—in an additional nod to the season—pumpkins. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

Chili Cook-Off

Sheffield's 3258 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-4989

Watch the Bears-Redskins game at this indoor-outdoor party, which includes a barbecue buffet, two drink tickets and a chance to sample all the chili. Got a winning recipe of your own? Enter before noon; the top three contestants take home $50-$100 gift cards and the people's choice selection wins a surprise gift. Judging begins at halftime. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $25. Register to compete: events@sheffieldschicago.com.

DRINK

Let's Drink

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

Celebrate the release of Proximity magazine's art and food issue—included with admission—with themed, interactive art installations, hosted beer from Stone Brewing Co. and bread from Bread & Beer and more; then, create your own magical brew with alchemy beer instruction from Hardcore Craft Beer. "Let's Eat" and "Let's Play" events follow Saturday-Sunday. 8-11 p.m. Friday. $10. Schedule: proximitymagazine.com.

Hail Mary Bloody Mary

Riverview Tavern 1958 W. Roscoe St. 773-248-9523

There's no need for a separate lunch with this spicy eye opener garnished with—get ready— a cheddar cheese cube, pepperoncini, blue cheese-stuffed olive, pepperoni, salami, pickles, celery, bacon, lemon, lime, a slice of pizza and a mini-cheeseburger. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $15.

DO

Live Painting with Hebru Brantley and Max Sansing

Ultra Gallery at Lacuna Artists Lofts 2150 S. Canalport Ave.

Pop culture artist, Red Bull Curates Chicago contest winner and Lollapalooza poster designer Brantley and street artist Sansing lead a master class for beginning and experienced artists which includes cocktails, appetizers, networking and a critique session. 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday. $50. Tickets: freudexperience-es2.eventbrite.com.

Sappho's Cinema Spooktacular: "The Hunger"

Women & Children First Bookstore 5233 N. Clark St. 773-769-9299

See a screening of the cult classic vampire thriller starring Susan Sarandon, Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie at this salon for lesbians, allies and friends that also includes Halloween-themed treats, wine and a post-show party with beats by DJ Spin Nikki. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $7-$10.

Fall Ball

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

Dress to impress at this formal gala where you'll see performances by punk rock marching band Mucca Pazza, entertainer Kokumo, dance troupe The Fly Honeys, singer-songwriter Tom Musick, musician Christa Creps, dancer Darling Shear and DJ Swaguerilla in individual and collaborative acts. 8:30 p.m. Saturday. $20. Tickets: ticketweb.com.

Supersonic Boom

Grossinger Auto Complex 1500 N. Dayton St.

Reality TV personality Kristin Cavallari hosts retailer Akira's 11th annual fall fashion runway show featuring 30 models plus cocktails, appetizers, a pop-up shop with the featured looks and admission to a 9 p.m. after-party at Japonais (600 W. Chicago Ave.) and a 1 a.m. after-after party at The Underground (56 W. Illinois St.). Proceeds benefit the YWCA. 7 p.m. Sunday. $15-$100. Tickets: shopakira.com/tickets.

RedEye Tip of the Day

150 unique buildings open their doors (for free) during Open House Chicago this weekend: openhousechicago.org

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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