The Weekend Takeoff: DC Tweed, Chicago Brew

Washington DC: Make sure to pack your nattiest attire if you’re headed to our nation’s capital this weekend. The DC Tweed Ride invites bicyclists to don their best Victorian-inspired outfits for an “urban fox hunt,” then gather for a retro-style party afterwards. November 13th.

Portland, Oregon: One of the States’ most exciting food & wine cities has a thriving music scene, but we’re more excited about the pregame. Gather at the Portland Art Museum for a tasting of Southern Oregon wines. They’re slightly warmer-weather varietals, and different from the Oregon stock you may have tried. November 13th.

Minneapolis: Have you noticed all your formerly clean-shaven male friends sporting some unusual facial fur lately? Welcome to Movember, a month of moustache-growing to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. The Twin Cities is celebrating with the inaugural Movember Art Auction at the Pink Hobo art gallery to raise funds directly via a silent auction of mustache-inspired donated works. November 11th.

St. Louis: The 20th anniversary of the St. Louis Film Festival kicks off this weekend, with features, documentaries, and short films from around the world being screened across the city. Special events include a reading from Susan Orlean, several classic film screenings, and a closing-night awards ceremony and party. November 10th-20th.

Chicago: 3 Floyd’s Brewery celebrates its 15th anniversary with a blowout party and the release of their XV beer, a collaboration between several well-known microbreweries. Chefs including Chicago’s Paul Kahan, Justin Large and Mindy Segal are contributing grub, while live bands provide the entertainment.

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