September 25, 2008

Weekend Stuff (Sept 26-28, ‘08)

' We're all familiar with the Taste of Chicago, an all-out food fest featuring dozens of Chicago restaurants. Foodies will want to check out the upscale version, Chicago Gourmet. Over two dozen famous Chicago chefs (including Rick Bayless, David Burke, and Art Smith) will be offering some of their signature dishes for the event, along with wine tastings and cooking demonstrations. (Sept 26-28)

dia de los muertos' Dia de los Muertos is still over a month away, but you can begin celebrating this weekend at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Dia de los Muertos: La Vida Sin Fin is the nation's largest Day of the Dead exhibit, featuring local and international artists. Friday's opening reception will include hot chocolate, free pan (sweet bread), and traditional candy skulls for sale. (Sept 26 ' Dec 14)

' Why wait for Halloween for a fright fest? The Chicago Horror Film Festival is a three-day movie event including almost 30 frightful short flicks and feature-length films. (Sept 26-28)

' If horror isn't your thing, check out the Asian Animation Film Festival, featuring films and shorts from Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan. (Sept 24-27)

wrigley field' Fall is here, meaning it's time for the second annual Wrigleyville Fall Crawl. Participating bars will be offering $2 beers, food specials, and giveaways. (Sept 27)

' Prost! An admission fee of $25 at First Saint Paul's Oktoberfest will get you a plate of dinner (bratwurst, sauerkraut, strudel, and more) along with two glasses of wine, beer, or soda. (Sept 27)

' Prost! The DANK-Haus is hosting its own Oktoberfest with German food, beer, folk dancing, and live music. (Sept 27)

woman' Estrojam 2008: Decibelle features local and international female musicians, artists, educators, activists, and community leaders in dozens of events across the city. Partial proceeds benefit the Young Women's Empowerment Project and FAIR Fund. (Sept 24-27)

' You won't see this at the Olympics. In the New Belgium Brewing Urban Assault Ride, teams of two engage in a bike-riding scavenger hunt to find checkpoints around the city. At each station, the teams will have to complete a quirky challenge. Past obstacles have included bike limbo, modified Big Wheels, and tiny bicycles. Registration fees benefit West Town Bikes. (Sept 28)

' The Broadway production of Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage arrives in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. (Sept 28 ' Dec 7)

Photo credit: (c/o Flickr) peppergrasss, R Tys Tyk, sanja gjenero


2 comments to Weekend Stuff (Sept 26-28, ‘08)

  1. yoyobates
    September 25th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    And the Pilsen Art Walk is this weekend.

    38th Annual Artists’ Open House

    September 26th, 2008 - September 28th, 2008
    Friday 6-10pm
    Sat and Sun 12-7pm

    The PilsenEast Artists’ Open House is one of the oldest continuously-run annual art events in Chicago and the Midwest, now in its 38th year!

  2. Matt B
    September 25th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on such a great event!

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