Pumpkin carving parties, fall plants and honey beer and more things to do in Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Blanket Music Series
1000 W. 35th St. 773-823-9410
Bring a blanket and get cozy outside the Bridgeport spot, where you can snack on fresh roasted turkey tacos with mole and cranberry tortillas ($4.50) while listening to live music from The Little Family Band. 7:30-9:30 p.m. No cover.
21st Amendment BYOT Party
1970 W. Montrose Ave. 773-697-8204
Try He Said pumpkin Belgian-style tripel and pumpkin Baltic porter and other beers from the San Francisco brewery ($6-$8) and bring your own T-shirt, hoodie, scarf or tote bag to get their logo screen-printed on it. 6-9 p.m. No cover.
Pumpkick Pumpkin Carving Party
1510 N. Wells St. 312-649-9640
Have New Belgium Pumpkick spiced seasonal ale and light appetizers while carving a pumpkin, with the best, most creative and ugliest gourds winning New Belgium swag and gift cards. 7-9 p.m. $15. Tickets: benchmarkchicago.com
Fall & Halloween Pumpkin Carving & Decorating
1625 W. Irving Park Road 773-857-1667
Dress up faux pumpkins with flowers, ribbons, spider webbing, skulls or bugs while enjoying drink specials including $15 Bud family buckets and $4 Tito's vodka cocktails. 7-9 p.m. $45. Tickets: craftsanddraftschicago.com
Urban Wild (Free!)
201 E. Randolph St. 312-228-1004
See the fall plants growing in Lurie Garden and sample honey made by its bees by itself and as part of a small-batch Goose Island beer. Vendors sell produce, soap, baked goods and more, and they'll also be giving out seeds you can plant at home. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free.
HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAY
Joy District (112 W. Hubbard St. 312-955-0339) offers $6 fall cocktails from 4-7 p.m.
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