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The five best things to do this weekend in Chicago

Written by
Grace Perry

1. Browse the coolest crafts in Chicago

Swing by Renegade Craft Fair this weekend and pick up incredible homemade goods, artwork and more from local artisans. And while you’re at it, enter to win a trove of crafts here. (Wicker Park, Division St between Damen Avenue and Wood St, 11am–7pm. Free)

2. Listen to music from around the world

This weekend kicks off the World Music Festival, a celebration of international music all over the city. Check out the full lineup and make a weekend of it. (Various times and venues. Free)

3. Enjoy craft beer in the weirdest setting possible

Ever crave a cold craft beer, and also a unicycle at the same time? No? Well, check out the Lagunitas Beer Festival for a weird time anyway. (Lagunitas Brewing Company, 2607 W 17th St, Sat at noon. $40)

4. Watch horseback hockey at the beach

This weekend, North Avenue Beach is transforming into the finest polo grounds in North America. Watch international polo players duke it out for equestrian glory at the Qatar Airways Chicago Beach Polo Cup. (North Avenue Beach, 1600 N Lake Shore Dr, Fri-Sun 11am–7pm. $65, $115 VIP)

5. Rock out to 20 years of Chicago’s best music

The Hideout is celebrating its 20th birthday this weekend, and it wouldn’t be the Hideout without great local music. The venue welcomes back White Mystery, Mr. Rudy Day, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound and more. (Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, Sat 2pm. $20)

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