Get ready to rocktober.
Public Storage Opens
What: The exhibition draws stirring parallels between a poem by Kathleen Gardner and photographs, drawings, and mixed-media works by artists Steph Davies, Sophie Goodwin, and Jessica Yocherer.
Why: Live music by Matthew Davies (of Matthew Davies and the Thriftones) at the opening reception.
When: Sat., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space, 3501 W. Fullerton Ave., at St. Louis Ave. (773-772-9808). Admission is free.
The Gage’s Fall Cocktail Menu
What: Mixologist Thomas Mooneyham reaps a boozy harvest with new takes on classics ($12 each).
Why: The Orange Line (a derivative of the sidecar that includes Bacardi OakHeart, Clement Creole Shrubb, and St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram).
When: Mon., 11 a.m.-midnight; Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 a.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 24 S. Michigan Ave., b/t Monroe & Madison Sts. (312-372-4243).
Greek Film Fest Chicago
What: More than fifteen Hellenic flicks, from documentaries to features to animations, land stateside.
Why: Buddy comedy Jerks follows three friends as they escape Athens to Berlin.
When: Schedule at greekfilmfestchicago.com. Jerks, Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., b/t Randolph & Lake Sts. (312-846-2600).
What: Takashi’s take on the traditional multicourse Japanese feast includes grilled Tasmanian sea trout, country-style udon noodles, sheep’s milk panna cotta, and more.
Why: Choose seven courses for $80, or surrender to eleven courses for $100.
When: Every Sun., 5-9 p.m.
Where: 1952 N. Damen Ave., b/t Homer St. & Armitage Ave. (773-772-6170).
West Town Art Walk
What: Area businesses (Flo Cafe and Bar, Leopold, Sprout Home, Seek Vintage, Dovetail, more) pull double-duty and exhibit work from upcoming local artists.
Why: Food, drinks, music, and good creative energy.
When: Fri., 6-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: W. Chicago Ave., b/t Milwaukee & Damen Aves. Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space