What: Sample more than 200 small-batchers, chow on Honky Tonk BBQ, and watch brewing how-tos at the first-time bash.
Why: Things come to a head with the Homebrew Challenge, an indie beer-crafter competition.
When: Fri., 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Sat., 1-5 p.m. & 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., at Winthrop Ave. Advance tix ($45/session) and info at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. Day-of tix ($55) at the door, based on availability.
Robin Richman Yard Sale
What: Bargains, like art supplies, knitting yarn, and $50 past-season designer clothing (Anett Röstel, Sharon Wauchob), spill onto the sidewalk.
Why: The grass is greener with 25 percent off spring/summer collections by Gary Graham, Marc Le Bihan, and more.
When: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 2108 N. Damen Ave., b/t Charleston St. & Dickens Ave. (773-278-6150).
What: Tuck into a private cabana at Epic restaurant’s just-opened rooftop deck.
Why: Wash down the view with a Berry Ipanema (Absolut Berri Açaí, VeeV, yellow chartreuse, lemon).
When: Daily, 4-11 p.m.
Where: 112 Hubbard St., at Clark St. (312-222-4940).
18th Annual Great Chefs Tasting Party
What: Mini dishes prepared by more than 40 top toques, including Lockwood’s Phillip Foss and Piccolo Sogno’s Tony Priolo.
Why: Proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago.
When: Tonight, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 E. North Water St., at Fairbanks Ct. Tix ($125 for tasting only) at the door.
Millennium Park’s Free Workouts
What: Liberate yourself from weekend sloth with expert-led tai chi, yoga, Pilates, and dance aerobics on the sprawling Great Lawn.
Why: Live music by Bengali-American turntable guru DhakFu (thru June 19).
When: Thru Sept. 11. Every Sat. Class schedule online at millenniumpark.org.
Where: N. Michigan Ave., at Randolph St. (312-742-1168).
Photo: Courtesy of Beer Hoptacular