8/22-23: Craft Brews in the ‘Burbs

Fifty microbrews, a pub crawl for a cause and the Lake View Music Fest

GET YER BEER HERE: Taste the best brews Illinois has to offer at the second annual Oak Park Microbrew and Food Review. Brought to you by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, you'll get to sample 50 beers from 20 microbreweries, such as Goose Island, Two Brothers and Metropolitan, all while checking out local restaurants and bands. Sat. 3-8 p.m., $35 Marion Street between South and Lake; Oak Park; 708-660-9909

THINKING WHILE DRINKING: Take part in the Human Rights Campaign Pub Crawl, because you might as well drink for a good cause. The journey will take you to five Lakeview watering holes, including Halsted's, Roscoe's, Cocktail, Minibar and Spin, with drink specials at every stop. Sat. 1-7 p.m., $10 The expedition begins at Halsted's, 3441 N. Halsted St., at Cornelia; Lakeview; 773-348-9696

ROCK STAR FANTASIES: What this weekend's Lake View Music Fest promises: 'round-the-clock rock and food and drinks from local restaurants. On the roster are popular local bands like I Fight Dragons, Catfight and the Smithereens (remember them?). Sat. and Sun. 12-10 p.m. $5-$7 Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street; Lakeview; 773-868-3010

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