6 Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend

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The Chicago Beer Festival will take over The Field Museum on Saturday, March 4. The event will feature over 70 breweries, sampling their spring seasonal beers, plus music, food, and a select number of the museum's exhibits open to attendees, according to Choose Chicago.
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Chicago’s Best WingFest will be held at UIC Pavilion Sunday. Festivalgoers are treated to a variety of chicken wings, among multiple categories, from restaurants and chefs which will be judged by patrons and Chicago celebrities. There will also be a wing eating competition. Admission is $50 or $100 for VIP tickets. More information can be found at wingfest.net.
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Alternative rock band Sister Hazel has been creating music for more than 20 years, since making a name for themselves with hit like their 1997 single “All For You.” The five friends will be performing at Joe’s on Weed Street Friday, March 3. The show begins at 8:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. General admission tickets at $27 at joesbar.com.
Windy City Brewhaha
Celebrate beer and all of its glory at the 5th annual Windy City BREWHAHA at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago's West Loop. There will be two event sessions to choose from on Saturday: 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets start at $52 and include tasting from dozens of breweries and distilleries. Learn more at windycitybrewhaha.com.
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The 17th annual Chicago Polar Plunge will kick off at 10 a.m. at North Avenue Beach Sunday. Thousands are expected to dive into the icy Lake Michigan waters to raise money for Special Olympics Chicago, including this year’s celebrity guest Dax Shepard and NBC 5’s Alex Maragos and Emily Florez. This year, participants will be greeted afterwards by none other than former Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher, who will be dishing out free bratwursts and taking photos with fans after they take a dip in frigid Lake Michigan waters. To learn more about Special Olympics Chicago or donate to the event, visit sochicago.org/chicago-polar-plunge.
The Chicago Urban Shopping Cart Race, affectionately known as the CHIditarod, is an annual race through the Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village Chicago neighborhoods. CHIditarod describes itself as Chicago’s 100% volunteer-driven epic urban shopping cart race, charity food drive, costumed beauty pageant, bar crawl, talent show and chaos generator, all in one. It’s also the world’s largest mobile food drive, benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. More info at chiditarod.org.
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