Rhine Hall

Stop by Rhine Hall's West Town distillery Thursday for cocktails and pies from the Pleasant House Bakery food truck. (Courtesy of Rhine Hall / July 2, 2014)


Sporting America

Sportsman's Club 948 N. Western Ave. 872-206-8054

Celebrate Americana at a collaborative backyard barbecue with The Winchester, where admission gets you a half-rack of chef Greg Bastien's St. Louis-style ribs and four side dishes plus Miller High Life and Garden Julep cocktails. Additional festivities include lawn games, ice pops, Bruce Springsteen records and live music from Power Haunts. 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday. $20.

Food Truck Party

Rhine Hall Distillery 2010 W. Fulton St. 312-243-4313

The Pleasant House Bakery food truck rolls up from Bridgeport with four flavors of British-style savory pies ($8 each) for your noshing pleasure during the distillery's weekly Brandy Bar tasting and social hour. Pair your pie with the $8 American Made cocktail made with all-American ingredients including Rhine Hall apple brandy, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. tonic, soda and a cucumber garnish. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. No cover.

Beach Party

Fulton Market Kitchen 311 N. Sangamon St. 312-733-6900

Put on your flip-flops and bikini tops for this '60s-style shindig featuring a $10 buffet with your choice of pig roast or fish fry, $10 tiki cocktails—some served in pineapples—and pingpong tournaments. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday. No cover.


Rock 'n' Soul Karaoke

The SoFo Tap 4923 N. Clark St. 773-784-7636

Get down on the mic with host Jayson Brooks (of JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound) at this weekly LGBT-friendly showcase for your song stylings, which also features $3 Miller Lites and $5 PBR and Jameson shot combos. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday. No cover.

Summer House Sessions

M Lounge 1520 S. Wabash Ave. 312-447-0201

Turn up the heat at this weekly dance party where a rotating roster of beatmasters—for the holiday, it's DJ Doug—spin house, funk and dance music. Cool yourself down with $10 The Independence Day cocktails (similar to Long Island iced teas, but red and blue) and $5 Cabo Wabo tequila shots. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday. No cover.

Fourth of July Party

Harbee Liquors & Tavern 1345 W. 18th St. 773-733-0333

Celebrate your independence from everyday sounds as DJs Beanasaurus Rex and Madgicalpaulo spin nu-disco, electro-house and Bmore (Baltimore club) for your listening pleasure. Order up $4 Revolution cans, $5 Lagunitas bottles and $5 pints from new Little Village beer maker SlapShot Brewery. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday. No cover.


Zine Party

Chicago Publishers Resource Center 858 N. Ashland Ave.

The DIY community publishing center celebrates its first anniversary with performances from local zinesters Jim Joyce ("Let it Sink"), Collin Brennan ("Continental Interlude"), Jonas Cannon ("Cheer the Eff Up"), and Ben Spies ("No More Coffee") and a live chalkboard comic strip creation from cartoonist Alex Nall, plus giveaways from Chicago Zine Fest, Quimby's Bookstore, Journal of Artists' Books and Stranger Danger Zine Distro. 4 p.m. Saturday. $5 suggested donation. More: chiprc.org/calendar

Truth Or Lie

Firecat Projects 2124 N. Damen Ave. 773-342-5381

Fact or fiction? You be the judge at this storytelling showcase where local writers Micki LeSueur, Ben Tanzer, Deanna Moffitt, Eric Warner and Andrew Weir spin tales that may or may not be true. Novelist Sarah Terez Rosenblum ("Herself When She's Missing") hosts and shares a story, too. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. No cover.


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