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Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • The Kiss of Fire roll at Jellyfish
The Kiss of Fire roll at Jellyfish (Jellyfish )
October 31, 2013|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Wicker Park Chili Cook-Off

Moonshine 1824 W. Division St. 773-862-8686

Twelve pro and amateur chefs from around the 'hood duke it out for more than $1,000 in cash prizes—based on people's choice votes—with chili recipes at this fifth annual parking lot tournament which also features a charity coat drive. Cool down the heat—and catch the NFL action indoors—with $4 Coors Light 22-ounce stadium cups, $12 Miller Lite buckets and $4 Bacardi drinks. 1-6 p.m. Sunday. $10-$15; $5-$10 with warm coat donation. Tickets: ticketweb.com

National Sushi Day

Jellyfish 1009 N. Rush St. 312-660-3111

Celebrate in style at the Gold Coast pan-Asian spot with $5 signature rolls (regularly $13-$18) including the El Sol, Kiss of Fire, Spicy Tuna Tempura, Fire & Snow, Pink Flower Roll, Torched Salmon Atlantic, Summer Rush and Lobster Mango Roll. 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday.

Dose Market: Hello Gorgeous

1st Ward at the Chop Shop 2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440

Glam it up with free photo sessions from Vavoom Pinups or candid portraits from Dave Rentauskas, grab some java from the Dark Matter coffee bar, polish your look with barber services from Mustache Mike, browse skincare, jewelry, accessories, vintage finds and more and nosh on vittles from Cookies & Carnitas and gluten-free fresh foods from the Farinata Project at this weekly market. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $5.

DRINK

"The Brewprints Part One: 40 Scenes on Hops"

Haymarket Pub & Brewery 737 W. Randolph St. 312-638-0700

Drinking & Writing Brewery's Sean Benjamin and Steve Mosqueda humorously explore the beer ingredient through stories, songs, spoken word, short films and more. Bonus: Mosqueda's also a Haymarket brewer and you can sample his Nalgada Belgo IPA or Runaway Forever pale ale for $6 per pint. 4 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through Nov.20. $15. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/477461

Halloween Bash

Blackfinn Ameripub 65 W. Kinzie St. 312-836-0290

Dress to impress—the costume judges, that is—at this Halloween-extending party featuring giveaways and prizes for the most creative looks where you can sip $3 domestic drafts, $5 bloody marys and $6 bacon bloody marys and get dangerous on the dance floor to DJ beats. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday. No cover.

The CakeEasy

Homegrown Cafe 4343 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-477-7144

The Cake & Whiskey Club throws its inaugural event, a Prohibition Era-themed soiree featuring three 1920s-inspired cocktails made with corn whiskey from Yellow Rose Distilling, live music by acoustic blues duo Them Bones plus dessert in the form of red velvet-cherries jubilee cake. 8-11:30 p.m. Sunday. $28. RSVP required by 2 p.m. Sunday: cakeandwhiskey.us

DO

CLLAW XVII: The Day of the Dead

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

A dozen bad-ass babes in outrageous costumes—with names such as Lumberjack Jill and Anne Hackaway—attempt to battle their way to the top alongside shady referees and fast-talking managers in the Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers' 17th tournament, which benefits Barrel of Monkeys arts education programs and the Sideshow Theatre Company. 10 p.m. Saturday. $10. Tickets: cllaw.org

(Free!) The Apollo Chorus

The Apostolic Church of God 6320 S. Dorchester Ave. 773-667-1500

The 142-year-old choir—Chicago's oldest musical organization, formed in the aftermath of the Chicago Fire—previews its winter Symphony Center and Harris Theater programs with excerpts from Handel's "Messiah" and selections from Mozart, Eric Whitacre, The Beatles and more. 3 p.m. Sunday.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Set your clock back and stay out an extra hour Saturday—or sleep in an hour later Sunday—to end Daylight Savings Time.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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