Weekend Planner

Weekend Planner: Christmas Beers and Ugly Sweaters

By Sarah Freeman  |  December 12, 2013

Drink up the four beers of Christmas during a four-course dinner at 2 Sparrows. Chef Gregory Ellis will pair seasonal beers with festive dishes, such as Great Lakes Christmas Ale with wild mushroom risotto and Bells Christmas Ale with beer-braised short ribs. The dinner starts at 7 PM and costs $55 per person (773-234-2320).

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here: the chance to wear an ugly sweater. Barcito’s inaugural ugly sweater party will include a two-hour open bar starting at 9 PM. Tickets cost $25 and ugly sweater attire is recommended, especially if you want a chance to win a $200 Mercadito Hospitality gift card along with a fruit cake (312-274-1111).

The Pilsen Community Center hosts its winter market at Honky Tonk BBQ from 11 AM to 3:30 PM. Get that last-minute holiday shopping done by purchasing good from Ingram’s Jam & Bread, Patti’s Popcorn and River Valley Kitchen while snacking on treats from Beurrage Bakery, Sweet Petite and Yvolina’s Tamales (312-226-7427).