Warm up with pizza, Half Acre beer and DJ beats Sunday at Boiler Room in Logan… (Dan Peterson/for RedEye )
Second Sundays Pizza Party
Boiler Room 2210 N. California Ave. 773-276-5625
Pump up the volume on your Sunday with pizza—which you can order by the slice or by the pie—plus beer and a DJ as the Logan Square spot teams up with Half Acre Beer Company to offer $5 16-ounce cans of Daisy Cutter and an 8 p.m. tapping of a bartender's choice keg from the local brewery. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday.
Wheat's End Cafe 2873 N. Broadway 773-944-0332
The gluten-free artisan bakery inside the Michelin-starred Senza restaurant introduces new brunch options such as short rib chili with corn muffins, cheddar cheese and scallions ($12), truffle-salami-taleggio flatbread ($12) and signature English muffins served hot with honey ($4). 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday.
Candy Crush Crawl
Old Crow Smokehouse 3506 N. Clark St. 312-850-8168
Follow your sweet tooth to Wrigleyville for a Valentine candy-themed bar crawl where admission includes access to 10 neighborhood bars with drink specials including $3 Amstel Lights and Heinekens and $5 RumChata shots, candy giveaways—and a backpack in which to store them—plus a winter hat, commemorative T-shirt and prizes for themed crawl-wear. 12-6 p.m. Saturday. $30. Tickets: candycrushcrawl.com
Hey Logan, You're Out Of Your Element
Logan Theatre 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-342-5555
Don a bathrobe—really—and join the housecoat-clad crew from Pipeworks Brewing Company for a screening of "The Big Lebowski," which you can accompany with Pipeworks' Hey Careful Man, There's A Beverage Here ($7 per pour)—a white Russian imperial milk stout inspired by the cult film. 10:30 p.m. Friday. $7. Tickets: thelogantheatre.com
Pinewood Derby Race
Derby Bar & Grill 1224 W. Webster Ave. 773-248-0900
More than 20 competitors race cars propelled by gravity only at this second annual contest. The winner takes home $300 cash and drink specials include $4 Bud and Bud Light stadium cups and $5 Goose Island Green Line and 312 stadium cups. Want to compete? Grab a $30 car kit at the bar. Noon. Saturday. No cover.
Sedgwick's 1935 N. Sedgwick St. 312-337-7900
Go for the gold with Olympics-themed bar games for groups of four to eight such as Short Track Beer Pong, Bubble Hockey and Shot Luge Curling—in which a shot of Stoli Orange is poured down an ice luge, the competitor drinks and then shoots the glass back over the ice, shuffleboard-style. Some games require food or alcohol purchase. 3 p.m. Sunday. No cover.
The Mid 306 N. Halsted St. 312-265-3990
Get ready to shake your moneymaker as the party-starting DJ and producer—best known for such hits as "What's Up, Suckaz," "Funky Vodka" and "Don't Stop the Party" with Pitbull—gets down at the West Loop club with a high energy set. Also on the bill: Chicago DJ Nathan Scott. 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Saturday. $10; free before 11:30 p.m. with RSVP: clubtix.com
Bitter Betty Bazaar After Dark
Innertown Pub 1935 W. Thomas St. 773-235-9795
Combine nighttime shopping with craft cocktails at an evening edition of this monthly market, where more than 20 vendors offer Valentine's Day gifts and letterpress cards, artisanal foods and spices, vintage home goods and fashions, upcycled art, handcrafted leather items, vegan bath and body products and more. 7 p.m.-midnight. Saturday. No cover.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.