When March arrives, many Chicagoans prepare to observe Casimir Pulaski Day (March 5), a city holiday that commemorates a Polish-born cavalry officer in the Revolutionary War who went on to inspire a Sufjan Stevens song. In recent years, local brewery Goose Island has also tried to add an (admittedly, entirely made-up) holiday to the calendar by celebrating 312 Day on March 12 (or 3/12) with a slew of events that involve plenty of the beer that shares its name with first three digits of many Chicago phone numbers.
This year, Goose Island is turning 312 Day into an entire week of festivities and happenings, teaming with local nightlife website Do312 to curate eight days of activities that celebrate Chicago culture. The week kicks off on March 5 with a screening of quintessential Chicago movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off and continues with free pizza parties, cheap concerts, free museum admission and discounted Bulls tickets (all accompanied by complimentary Goose Island beer).
In honor of 312 Day, Goose Island will give away a select number of tickets to Second City's Dream Freaks Fall from Space on March 8, free hot dogs at Superdawg on March 9 and vouchers for free museum days at the Chicago History Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Museum of Contemporary Art on March 11. The festivities culminate on March 12 at House of Vans, with performances from Detroit rapper Danny Brown and local hip-hop star Joey Purp.
Check out the complete list of 312 Week programming below—if you find something you want to attend, you can enter to win tickets or RSVP for entry here.
Monday, March 5
Ferris Bueller's Day Off screening at Logan Theatre, 8pm. RSVP for free entry + Goose Island beer
Tuesday, March 6
Namastay Flowing: Yoga + Climbing at Brooklyn Boulders Chicago, 6–8pm. RSVP for free entry + Goose Island beer
Pizza Party with ShowYouSuck at Boiler Room, 7–10pm. RSVP for free entry + slices + Goose Island beer
Skinny Lister at Lincoln Hall, 8pm. RSVP for $3.12 tickets
Wednesday, March 7
Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies at United Center, 7pm. RSVP for half-price tickets
Blues Brews with Dave Specter at Buddy Guy's Legends, 9:30pm. Enter to win tickets + Goose Island beer
$5 Burgers & Beer at Rocking Horse, Flo, Dusek's, The Harding Tavern and Burger Bar. First 20 customers to claim the offer at each location
Thursday, March 8
Rosebud with Ariel Zetina + Br0nz3_g0d3ss at Berlin Nightclub, 10pm. RSVP for free entry + Goose Island beer
Ty Dolla $ign at House of Blues, 6:30pm. RSVP for $3.12 tickets
Dream Freaks Fall from Space at Second City, 8pm. Enter to win a pair of tickets + Goose Island beer
Friday, March 9
Ping Pong + Lunch at AceBounce, noon–3pm. Enter to win play time, lunch and drinks for 4 guests
Chicago-style Dogs at Superdawg, 11am. RSVP for a free hot dog
Saturday, March 10
Chicago Architecture Tour at Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co., noon. Enter to win tickets for 4 guests
Chicago Street Art Tour at East Room, 3pm. RSVP for a ticket + Goose Island beer
Keys N Krates at Concord Music Hall, 8pm. RSVP for $3.12 tickets
Sunday, March 11
Free Museum Day at Chicago History Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Museum of Contemporary Art. Enter to win a pair of tickets
Gospel Brunch at House of Blues, 10am. RSVP for $3.12 tickets
Monday, March 12
312 Day with Danny Brown + Joey Purp at House of Vans Chciago, 7pm. Enter to win a pair of tickets + food + Goose Island beer