Things to do for September 28, 2016

Stephanie Izard and Paul Kahan Are Throwing You a Block Party

You’re Also About to Find Out What Burlesque and Lockpicking Have in Common

By Sam Eichner

Weekend is as weekend does.

Wednesday
An Accessory-Rich Pop-Up with Fall on the Mind
FIELD DAY

An Accessory-Rich Pop-Up with Fall on the Mind

Autumn: Hi, I’m here.
Peter Field: Hi, my master tailors have a new retail-focused pop-up at Block 37, featuring our handsome pocket squares and wool ties, plus American Trench socks, Pratt & Hart gloves and quick alterations for walk-ins.
You: This is about my new fall wardrobe, isn’t it...

Friday
Burlesque, Drinks and the Art of Lockpicking
LOCK THE CASBAH

Burlesque, Drinks and the Art of Lockpicking

Friday night, you’re going to a near-century-old mansion in Logan Square to watch a demonstration from an internationally renowned lockpicker, enjoy some burlesque and imbibe classic drinks from an open bar. All while wondering what someone has to do to become an internationally renowned lockpicker.

Saturday
How Rick Bayless Does Oktoberfest
BAYLESS IS MORE

How Rick Bayless Does Oktoberfest

In the 1800s, Germans brought their brewing methods to Mexico. On Saturday, Rick Bayless is paying it forward with an Oktoberfest party at Cruz Blanca, where they’ll showcase their new lager alongside Strasbourg pretzels, live polka music and bratwurst tacos. Bratwurst tacos: it’s an Oktoberfest miracle.

You Will Drink and Eat Whiskey Here
SPIRITED AWAY

You Will Drink and Eat Whiskey Here

2Twenty2 Tavern grand-opens on Saturday in the Loop. On weekends, you’ll have a new late-night lounge for live music and aged-in-house whiskey drinks. On weekdays, you’ll have an after-work hang replete with whiskey-glazed wings and whiskey-glazed donuts. Either way: whiskey.

Sunday
The Food Festival to End Them All
MARKET FORCES

The Food Festival to End Them All

Chefs Stephanie Izard and Paul Kahan have teamed up to bring you the first-ever Fulton Market Harvest Fest. There’ll be food from the likes of Au Cheval, the Publican and Duck Duck Goat. There’ll be music from JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. There’ll be beer. And there’ll be no excuse for not going.

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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