Things to do for October 12, 2016

You’re Judging a Bloody Mary Festival This Weekend

After Watching Scary Movies and Eating a Bunch of Bacon, Of Course

By Sam Eichner

Please stand for the seventh-inning weekend.

Wednesday
Metric Coffee Gets a Café of Its Own
METRIC SYSTEM

Metric Coffee Gets a Café of Its Own

For too long, Metric Coffee was relegated to the margins of menus at various fine-dining establishments across the city. But now, they’ve got their very own café in Fulton Market, where you can find their signature brews, plus cold-pressed juices and local pastries. Justice is served.

Thursday
A Fine Evening of Gratis Beer and Closet-Filling
TECH, PLEASE

A Fine Evening of Gratis Beer and Closet-Filling

Not long ago, the tech-forward clothiers of Ministry opened a shop on Michigan Avenue with temperature-controlled shirts, seamless jackets and other fall-ish things. And tomorrow, one of their founders is hosting a launch party there with gratis beer and passed bites. So we guess it’s a banner month for those things.

Oct 13, 7-10pm, no cost, Ministry, 900 N Michigan Ave, 3rd Fl, 312-374-1919, RSVP here

Saturday
A Food Truck Social with a Thing for Bacon
KEEP ON TRUCKIN’

A Food Truck Social with a Thing for Bacon

Here’s who and what will be congregating on Humboldt Boulevard in Logan Square this weekend:

—Over 15 food trucks, including Boo Coo Roux and Tamale Spaceship.
—A bunch of musicians.
—Big-deal chefs making you bacon things.
—Anyone reading this who enjoys that stuff.

Approximately 20 More Hours of Horror Films Than Are Necessary
THE HORROR

Approximately 20 More Hours of Horror Films Than Are Necessary

The Music Box’s 24-hour movie marathon returns this Saturday. At noon, you could watch a weird silent movie with a live score. At 10:45pm, you could watch the not-yet-released Another Evil. At 2:30am, you could watch Halloween III on 16mm. Maybe go home after that.

Sunday
This Bloody Mary Fest Named Itself Correctly
MARY-GO-ROUND

This Bloody Mary Fest Named Itself Correctly

What’s new at this year’s Bloody Mary Fest: A marketplace for procuring/sampling brunch-related items and accoutrements, as well as a lounge for you to enjoy Stan’s Donuts and watch the Bears game.
What’s not: A competition of extravagant Bloodys, the judge of which is you. Glad they kept that.

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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