10-Year Anniversary Party
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine 2945 N. Broadway 773-472-4781
The Lakeview shop celebrates a decade of business with complimentary housemade pizzas topped with small-batch and specialty cheeses, blue cheese popcorn, cheese tastings, a champagne toast, raffles and bluegrass music by Indignation Jones. Cash bar available. 1-4 p.m. Sunday.
Jerk Food Truck
East Room 2828 W. Medill Ave. 773-276-9603
Head out to the bar's back patio for Jamaican food from the Jerk food truck including jerk chicken ($8), a Jamaican beef or veggie patty ($3) or two coconut macaroons ($3). Wash it down with a $5 Schlitz-and-whiskey shot combo. 8-11 p.m. Saturday.
New Brunch Service
River Roast 315 N. LaSalle St. 312-822-0100
This newly opened River North spot offers brunch on weekends with entrees such as the sturdy Hangover Soup (pork shoulder, dried chilis and hominy; $14) or shrimp and grits ($16), among others. Pair those with a beermosa ($8), made with orange juice and white ale. 11 a.m-3 p.m.
Suds & Sausage
Chop Shop 2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440
Nosh on sausages grilled by Trenchermen chef Patrick Sheerin and Chop Shop chef Joshua Marrelli, served on the bar's patio. Admission includes seasonal sides, as well as beer from neighborhood brewery Piece. Partial proceeds benefit Common Threads. 1-3 p.m. Sunday. $25. Tickets: ticketfly.com/purchase/event/645139
Red Ivy 3525 N. Clark St. 586-524-7088
Make someone's day at this Wrigleyville bar crawl, where you'll get a red balloon with a positive message on it to gift to a stranger. Price includes a LoveLife Clothing Co. T-shirt and discounted drinks at the participating bars on the crawl. A portion of the ticket price benefits Make-A-Wish. Noon-9 p.m. Saturday. $35. Tickets: lovelifepeople.com
Phil Stefani's 437 Rush 437 N. Rush St. 312-222-0101
Kick off the weekend with $3 glasses of Mionetto Spritz sparkling wines, $4 Bud Light and Miller Lite bottles, $5 Candoni pinot grigio and Lake Sonoma zinfandel glasses and $7 Grey Goose pear vodka martinis. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday.