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May 01, 2014|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

SEASON OPENING
Green City Market 1790 N. Clark St. 773-880-1266
Rise and shine with 67 vendors—10 are new, such as Quality Organic farmer Brian Severson, Underground Meats and Verzenay Patisserie—as the market moves outdoors for its 16th season. Activities include an edible gardens workshop (9:30 a.m.), a market shopping excursion (9:30 a.m.) and demo (10:30 a.m.) with chefs Sarah Stegner and Carrie Nahabedian. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 25. No cover.

DRINK

RUN FOR THE ROSES
Frontier 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-772-4322
This Kentucky Derby party on the patio hosted by Social Chicago's Jeff Conway and Jillian Conley includes cocktails and appetizers (noon-2 p.m.), a best hat contest and a viewing of the 140th annual event dubbed "the fastest two minutes in sports." Noon-3 p.m. Saturday. $20-$30. Tickets: runfortherosesatfrontier.eventbrite.com

WINE RIOT
Great Hall at Union Station
500 W. Jackson Boulevard
Let your taste buds run wild with an all-access pass to more than 250 vintages from around the globe plus demos with experts, interactive info booths and crash courses, all fueled by DJ beats. No need to keep a list—you can download an iPhone or Android app to track your favorites. 7-11 p.m. Friday; 1-5 p.m. and 7-11 p.m. Saturday. $60 per session. Tickets: secondglass.com

NEW WAVE BREWERS BASH
Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219 S. Morgan St. 773-837-0145
Meet the new kids on the beer-brewing block at this release party for Mash Tun Journal #5, which includes a copy of the publication, a tasting glass, appetizers and pours from a dozen Chicagoland new wave brewers including 18th Street, BuckleDown, One Trick Pony, SlapShot, Off Color and others. 3-7 p.m. Saturday. $35. Tickets: eventbrite.com


DO

I LIKE BIKE
Comfy Fitness 2115 N. Damen Ave. 312-373-0727
Pedal into the summer cycling season at this inaugural event featuring bike checks and touch-ups, safety and riding form tips, merchandise discounts, a handcrafted bicycle part jewelry showcase, light refreshments, chair massages, door prizes and a raffle to benefit the Active Transportation Alliance. 2-5 p.m. Sunday. No cover.

LUCHA VAVOOM
The Vic Theatre 3145 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-472-0449
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a masked mania extravaganza featuring Lucha Libre wrestling, striptease, mariachi music, folkloric dancers, a free photo booth, tamales and tequila for purchase and more. 8:30 p.m. Saturday. $25-$65. Tickets: luchavavoom.com

LIVE AUCTION
Architectural Artifacts 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. 773-348-0622
No matter what your budget, you can improve your surroundings with more than 2,000 unique items ranging in price from $5 to $100,000 including vintage chandeliers, carved fireplaces, gargoyles, Frank Lloyd Wright leaded glass windows, original streetlights from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. No cover.

NEVERLAND COSTUME PARTY
Hydrate 3458 N. Halsted St. 773-975-9244
Don't want to grow up—at least not this weekend? Step into a Brazilian Carnival-themed fantasy world featuring sets by Rio de Janeiro DJ Marcos Carnaval and DJ Alex Q, a drag show (9:30 p.m.), a performance by Miss Continental 2012 Sasha Colby and other festivities hosted by entertainers Kim Chi, Eddie Couture and Shea Coulee—plus, of course, costumes galore. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. $15 until midnight; $20 thereafter.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Gear up for Cinco de Mayo with Metromix's party guide: chicago.metromix.com

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