THIS WEEKEND OCTOBER 4, 2012
Brew School: Chicago Beer Festival
If you missed the debut this spring, Union Station once again transforms into a craft beer-soaked nightclub.
Party pair: Pair dozens of microbrews (including rare Granite City and Hopothesis) with sausages, burgers, and garlic fries.
Sat 1-4p & 6-9p. Union Station Great Hall, 225 S. Canal St., Loop. $40 per session here.
Nearby: Epic Burger; Bacino's; Venice Cafe
Laugh Factory: Four Star Comedy Fest
Actor/SNL album Tim Meadows headlines this inaugural event, with free improv workshops for budding wise guys.
Back up: Meadows follows opening performances from cast members at Second City and Improv Olympic.
Sat 1-11p. Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Ave., River East (800-745-3000). $39-99 here.
Nearby: Billy Goat Tavern; The Links; Riva
Art Mart: Chicago Artist's Month Kickoff at Bridgeport Art Center
Visit the Sox's hood for a Friday block party with a pig roast and craft beer festival in the center's sculpture garden.
Party on: Jams continue Saturday at House Music Block Party featuring the new electronic project 8fatfat8.
Fri 5-9p & Sat 4-9p. Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St., Bridgeport (773-247-3000). Craft beer fest $30 here; all other events free.
Nearby: Happiness; Iron Street Farm; Thirty Fifth Street Cafe
Flash Mob: The Great Fire: A Traveling Truck Show
The circus comes to the Logan Square Blue Line stop with a pop-up street theater performance.
Line up: Belly dancers, snake charmers, and a Chaplin-era accordion player will roam the crowd.
Sat 5p. Logan Square Blue Line stop, 2620 N. Kedzie Ave., Logan Square. Free.
Nearby: Logan Theater; Longman & Eagle; The Owl