Things to do for September 17, 2015

The Weekender

Hot Doug’s, Pro Wrestling and Punch

Make it a weekend-long.

Thursday
Friday
Calexico, Goose Island and Hot Doug’s
LUCKY GOOSE

Calexico, Goose Island and Hot Doug’s

Goose Island is hosting a block party this weekend. On the docket: musical acts from Calexico to Matt and Kim, a chance to sample rare beers from Goose Island’s secret stash and Hot Doug’s serving Hot Doug’s things. Hey, this is supposed to be about beer.

Saturday
Here’s One Way to Oktoberfest
DAWSON’S PEAK

Here’s One Way to Oktoberfest

Let’s play a game. We’ll discuss some activities going on at the Dawson, and you guess which holiday they’re celebrating. Ready: “There’s beer-drinking on a spacious outdoor patio. There’s live polka music. There’s a bottomless Bavarian spread with schnitzel sliders and borscht.” Borscht was a dead giveaway.

Attention, Class: You’re Making Punch
PUNCHING IN

Attention, Class: You’re Making Punch

You and a date are attending a punch-making class at Punch House. Here’s the agenda, presumably:

3:30pm: You arrive, jazzed about punch.
3:35pm: Punch House partner Will Duncan elucidates the principles of punch-making.
4:30pm: You concoct a batch of punch.
5pm: You drink a batch of punch.
5:30pm: [REDACTED]

Sunday
The Part About Two New Brunches
TWO’S COMPANY

The Part About Two New Brunches

The New Brunch Forum is now in session.

Bernie’s: I’ve got roasted oysters with chorizo butter and a Mediterranean-style lox plate on a just-unveiled rooftop patio.
Ramen-San: Well, I’ve got Japanese pancakes (pictured) in three different styles—crispy pork belly, ham and cheese, and smoked brisket and octopus.

This forum escalated quickly.

The Bears, Pro Wrestling and Twinkies
THE WONDER YEAR

The Bears, Pro Wrestling and Twinkies

To celebrate its first full year in existence, HQ Beercade is throwing a huge outdoor party involving a Bears tailgate, live pro wrestling and a Twinkie-eating contest. You’re looking forward to seeing how they’ll celebrate their second full year in existence.

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