Things to do for March 20, 2014

The Weekender

A Crab Boil. A Beer Fest. A New Brunch. A Weekend.

Are you trying to seduce the weekend, Mrs. Robinson?

Thursday
A Surprise Matchup: NCAA and Tapas
BRACKET CASES

A Surprise Matchup: NCAA and Tapas

True or false: In 1503, Spain’s Queen Isabella became the first reigning European monarch to perform a layup. False.

True or false: Tavernita has a package combining free-flowing tapas, sangria, beer, etc., with the glory of watching the NCAA tourney. True.

True or false: You like. True.

Hot Crabs. Cold Beer. Mallets.
ON THE BOIL

Hot Crabs. Cold Beer. Mallets.

Metacarcinus magister—or, as you probably know it, Dungeness crab—is a noble little creature. Been around millions of years. Eons. Just something to think about when you hammer one open at this crab boil, replete with lobster bisque, Redhook Ale and a whole lot of that metacarcinus.

Friday
Ties Made for Drinking Whiskey
TIED UP

Ties Made for Drinking Whiskey

You don’t need a reason to drink good whiskey. Here’s one anyway. Goorin Bros. is hosting a complimentary whiskey tasting along with a trunk show from local tie designer Señor Dapper. We know, we know. Señor Dapper. We thought you were the only one who called yourself that.

Mar 21, 6-8pm, Goorin Bros., 3243 N Broadway, 773-348-4287‎

Saturday
All Signs Point to Breakfast Pizza
PLOT A COURSE

All Signs Point to Breakfast Pizza

This is the weekend when you bolt out of bed, look the world in the eye and say, “Give me poached eggs on my pizza.” Then the world says, “Geez, relax. Have a breakfast pizza at Compass Bar’s new brunch. It has bacon and everything, you crazy goof.”

Sat-Sun beginning Mar 22, 11am-3pm, Compass Bar, 433 W Diversey Pkwy, 773-248-3230

60 Breweries to Pour You a Cold One
TAP TAP TAP

60 Breweries to Pour You a Cold One

We don’t know how many breweries constitute the exact right amount for a beer festival. We don’t know how many types of beer a beer festival should serve. But we do know this: this one has at least 60 breweries and 200 beers. And, dammit, that sounds right to us.

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