The Weekend Guide

brew camp!

Cheers to you.

Brew Camp
Pick up equipment and ingredients (or take how-to classes) at the store’s cozy new digs in Lincoln Square.
Why: Think outside the keg with non-beer brewing lessons (cider, cranberry mead, soda) and wine-making sessions.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 4639 N. Damen Ave., at Eastwood Ave. (773-784-2400).

Steve McQueen
What: The first museum survey of work by the London-born visual artist and filmmaker spins a dark, erotic, and playful web of twelve moving-image works.
Why: The dreamy allure of Girls, Tricky, a short video of British hip-hop artist Tricky during rehearsal.
When: Thru Jan. 6. Fri.-Wed., 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., at Adams St. (312-443-3600). Museum admission is $18.

Two Restaurant and Bar
West Town’s new addition gives the heartland a high five with a Midwest-inspired menu, regional microbrews, and rustic, farm-inspired decor.
Why: Cheese, bacon, and sausage are made in-house.
When: Tues.-Thurs. & Sun., 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 1132 W. Grand Ave., at May St. (312-624-8363).

Tricia Rose
In a Chicago Humanities Festival lecture, the Brown University professor and author of Black Noise talks about the current state of hip-hop and how it’s evolved since the ’70s into an epic art form.
Why: You think Public Enemy is No. 1.
When: Sat., 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: UIC Forum - Main Hall C, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., b/t Union Ave. & Halsted St. Tickets ($10) at chicagohumanities.org or at the door ($15).

Beer Hoptacular
Roll out the barrel with classes and sample pours from more than 50 breweries (Lake Effect Brewing Company, Oskar Blues, Lakefront Brewery, and Haymarket Pub & Brewery are new this year).
Why: Learn to expertly pair suds with chocolate when a Goose Island brewer teams up with a Vosges Haut-Chocolat pro (Nov. 9, 8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 3 & 8 p.m.).
When: Nov. 9, 6-9:30 p.m.; Nov. 10, 1-4:30 p.m. & 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: Riverfront Theater, 650 W. Chicago Ave., b/t Halsted & Larrabee Sts. Tickets ($45) at etix.com.

Photo: Eric Futran / Getty Images 

Riverfront Theater
650 W Chicago Ave
bt Halsted & Larrabee Sts
Chicago, IL 60654
1132 W Grand Ave
@ May St
Chicago, IL 60642
4639 N Damen Ave
@ Eastwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
UIC Forum
725 W Roosevelt Rd
bt Union Ave & Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60607
111 S Michigan Ave
@ Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603