Weekend Recommender: July 11-14

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"Dealin' With Idiots," written by, directed by, and starring Jeff Garlin, opens at Music Box Theatre July 12.

Weather Mark Tavern Celebrates Sailors
Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12
If you’re participating in the legendary Race to Mackinac this weekend, fuel up first at Weather Mark Tavern, a fittingly nautical restaurant and bar in the South Loop. On Thursday and Friday, participating sailors receive a discount on their bill. Reservations recommended. 1503 S. Michigan Ave., 773-588-0230

Dealin’ with Idiots Screening at Music Box Theatre
Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, 7:20 pm
Comedian Jeff Garlin, best known for his role in Curb Your Enthusiasm, comes to Music Box Theatre this weekend for a two-day showing of his new film, Dealin’ with Idiots. Garlin wrote and directed the film and stars as Max Morris, the main character. The actor will introduce the film and answer audience questions at each screening. Purchase $12 tickets at musicboxtheatre.com. 3733 N. Southport Ave., 773-871-6604

Ashore Thing
Saturday, July 13, 10 am-2 pm
Spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon with Michigan Avenue as we wish bon voyage to the more than 3,000 sailors participating in the Race to Mackinac. Watch the colorful parade of boats and enjoy tons of activities for the entire family at the east end of Navy Pier. 600 E. Grand Ave.

Can't make it? Check out michiganavemag.com's homepage from 10 am-2 pm CST on Saturday to see the race live.

Bucktown Garden Walk
Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, 11 am-5 pm
Take a trolley tour of the tree-lined Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods, and view more than 100 colorful gardens in the area. Event-goers can also watch artists from the Plein Air Painters of Chicago create street art masterpieces, take the kids to the petting zoo, and more. $5 tickets at the event. 1824 W. Wabansia St.

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