Your Weekend Roundup: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Whether it’s sports, sounds or grub you’re in the mood for, there’s something for every walk of life this weekend in the Chi. Here are your best bets for a roaring good time.

Mmmm Beefy

This weekend’s festival pick? Ribfest. Witness the Midwest’s First Professional Rib-Eating Contest as twelve professional eaters compete for guts and glory. Sample over 65,000 pounds of beef from the city’s best vendors.

Friday, June 11 at 6:00 PM

At the intersection of Lincoln / Damen / Irving Park in Northcenter, Festival Info and Hours

Summer Sounds Series at the Art Institute

Kick off the Summer Friday Night Sound & Vision series at  the Art Institute with the debut of a new sound-sculpture piece “Music for Stereos” by composer/performer/digital artist Cory Arcangel. Known for a range of subversive uses of computer and video technology, Cory depicts the relationship between technology and culture.

Friday, June 11 at 6:00

Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, 312-443-3600, More Info

Celebrate Sir Stanley and his Magical Cup

If you haven’t gotten enough Chelsea Dagger for a lifetime, welcome our boys home with the rest of the mob at the official Chicago Blackhawks Victory Parade & Rally.

Friday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m.

In the Loop, 400 W. Washington St., More Info

Waka Waka World Cup

Get in the game and catch the first action between Mexico vs. South Africa. Team America players Poncho de Ando and Pavel Pardo will be there for a meet and greet and to sign autographs.

Friday, June 11 at 8 am.

ChiTown Futbol, 2255 S Throop St., More Info