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9 Things To Do In Logan Square, Bucktown And Wicker Park This Weekend

Two different Oktoberfests, where to score free coffee and French fries and other ideas for September 28-30.

Cafe Bustelo is hosting a pop-up at 90 Miles at 2540 W. Armitage Ave. all weekend long.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Happy Friday! 

Here are a few ideas for things to do this weekend in Logan Square, Bucktown and Wicker Park. 

Snag free coffee at Cafe Bustelo’s pop-up. Cuban coffee roaster Cafe Bustelo has completely taken over 90 Miles Cuban Cafe (sorry to anyone who had a heart attack when the 90 Miles signs came down!). All weekend long, the pop-up will serve free coffee, including cafecito, cortadito and cafe con leche. And on Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., chefs Alberto Gonzalez of 90 Miles and Jenner Tomaska of Next will do a cooking demonstration. The free pop-up is being held from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday – Sunday, 2540 W. Armitage Ave.

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Goodbye and Hello. Pop by and bid adieu to the staffers at Presidio, which will close Saturday night after nearly four years. The cocktail spot and restaurant announced its departure earlier this week, hours this weekend are 5:30 p.m- 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 1749 N. Damen Ave. And, say “Hello” to Dorian’s, a new record shop, restaurant and bar hybrid opening Friday in the former Saved By the Max. Dorian’s weekend hours are 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Sunday, and 7 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday, 1939 W. North Ave.

Revolution Brewing’s Oktoberfest. The Logan Square brewery’s Oktoberfest is set for Friday and Saturday. Empanadas from Cafe Tola, spirits from Chicago Distilling Company and live music put on in partnership with the Empty Bottle are among the many highlights fest-goers can expect. Plus, lots and lots of Revolution beer, of course. A suggested $5 donation will benefit Friends of Goethe School. The fest will be held 3-10 p.m. Friday and 12-10 p.m. Saturday outside of its brewpub at 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

Frontier’s Beer Garden Oktobefest. Enjoy live music by the Deutschmeisters and an all-you-can-eat sausage and pretzel buffet with sides at Frontiers’ party, which will also host a stein-holding competition. The $25/per person ticket includes the first beer (with complimentary take-home stein). From noon-close Saturday, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Late-Night French Fries. Estelle’s will kick off their 19th anniversary party with a half-price beer and cocktail happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. Starting at midnight, guests will enjoy an anniversary toast and free baskets of fries on the 19th minute of every hour (12:19 a.m., 1:19 a.m., 2:19 a.m. and 3:19 a.m.), at 2013 W. North Ave.

Cheer on Runners. RAM racing’s annual Bucktown 5K celebrates its 20th anniversary this Sunday and will wind though several streets, with road closures and no parking zones in effect. The race (view the course) kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, 1621 West Wabansia Ave.

Half Gringa at Empty Bottle. Izzy Olive, frontrunner of Chicago-based band Half Gringa, sings “world-weary songs planted in the legacy of her alt-country-folk rock predecessors Neko Case and Linda Ronstadt,” according to Chicago magazine. Tickets are $8 in advance/$10 at door, starts at 9 p.m. Saturday, 1035 N. Western Ave. 

Join a Spikeball Tournament: Curious athletic-types looking to try a new sport should head to Maplewood Park on Saturday. The park is hosting a spikeball tournament for people of all skill levels. Spikeball is a combination of volleyball and foursquare using a small yellow trampoline. Athletes can register for a team of two here. The tournament doubles as a neighborhood party with a bouncy house, raffle prizes, face painting, hot dogs, music, goodie bags and more. Proceeds go toward the construction of the new Maplewood Park field house. The tournament/party will be held at the park at 1640 N. Maplewood Ave. from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Free Yoga at Farmers Market. Pop by the field near the fountain in Wicker Park’s namesake park for free yoga led by instructors from Nature Yoga and then explore the adjacent market offering fresh produce, bagels, coffee and doughnuts. Yoga runs from 9-9:45 a.m.; the market is from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, 1425 N. Damen Ave.