Things to do for September 04, 2014

The Weekender

Free Coffee, a Bears Brunch and, Yes, a Jug Band

Football plays fantasy weekend.

Thursday
Friday
Caffeine That You Don’t Have to Pay For
ESPRESS YOURSELF

Caffeine That You Don’t Have to Pay For

Café Bustelo, that Cuban-style coffee company, is opening a little pop-up in Wicker Park for a couple weeks. So stop in and have an espresso or something. Oh, and they’re buying. Plus they’ll have DJs and acoustic performers. It’s okay if all that registered there was “free espresso.”

You Look Like You’re About to Rock
HIDE AND SEEK

You Look Like You’re About to Rock

Hey, block party. Neat. Death Cab for Cutie and some other bands will be there. Food: yes, of course. Adult refreshments: naturally. A water taxi that departs from downtown and deposits you directly into the melee: also happening. And that almost never happens at block parties.

Saturday
Everywhere You Look: Oysters
SHELL BOUND

Everywhere You Look: Oysters

Say you’re walking down the street and you’re handed an oyster. Before you do anything silly, ask yourself two questions:
1) Is this street called Roscoe?
2) Are live bands and beer nearby?
If your answers are “yes,” you’re at Roscoe Village’s mollusk fest. If your answers are “no,” you’re wrong.

Small Bar. Big Party.
THE BIG 10

Small Bar. Big Party.

After 10 years of helping to pioneer this whole small-batch-beer world we now live in, Small Bar celebrates the only way it knows how: by tapping kegs of rare brews, serving up a giant barbecue and hiring a jug band to entertain you. God you love jug bands.

Sunday
The Bears + A Chicken Wing Bar = This
PUT A WING ON IT

The Bears + A Chicken Wing Bar = This

This Sunday. Bears vs. Bills. You vs. brunch. Specifically, an enormous Bears-themed spread involving things like kielbasa chilaquiles, Italian-beef strata, seven-layer dip and an entire bar devoted to the art of the chicken wing. Somewhere, Bill Swerski is looking down and... having a mild heart attack.

Sep 7, 10am-3pm, $29, Howells & Hood, 435 N Michigan Ave, reserve at 312-262-5310

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