LINCOLN SQUARE — The weekend forecast looks cloudy.
With a chance of meatballs, that is.
Catch a screening of the family-friendly animated flick at 6 p.m., Nov. 8, at McPherson Elementary School, 4728 N. Wolcott Ave. Admission is a suggested donation of $1 and concessions will be available for purchase.
Pub crawlers have not one but two chances for bar hopping on Nov. 9.
Roscoe Village Neighbors' Ugly Sweater Charity Pub Crawl kicks off at 2 p.m. at Black Rock Pub, 3614 N. Damen Ave. Hideous attire is optional, but will be rewarded.
Cost is $25 at the door or $20 for those who pre-register online. Proceeds will benefit Common Pantry; food donations for the pantry will also be collected during the crawl.
Travel a little farther afield to Lakeview for the Annual Southport Avenue Pubcrawl, which benefits injured Lane Tech football player Drew Williams.
The crawl starts at Schuba’s at 1 p.m., on the corner of Southport and Belmont avenues, and proceeds north from there, winding up at Toons at 8 p.m. Cost is $20, which will earn crawlers drink and food specials at every bar, as well as a pizza gorge-a-thon at D’Agostinos.
On a more sophisticated note, Lillstreet Art Center's nonprofit arm, ArtReach, which provides arts resources and education to underserved populations, is holding its annual fundraiser, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Nov. 9, 4437 N. Ravenswood Ave. Admission is $50 and tickets are available for purchase online.
Guests will have the opportunity to take part in a collaborative art project while enjoying cocktails, small plates and live music.
Start Sunday off with a carbo load at Boy Scout Troop 894's pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 10, at Queen of Angels lower church, 2330 W. Sunnyside Ave. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors.
DANK Haus is celebrating Lanternfest on Nov. 10, an autumn fest traditionally held on the eve of St. Martin's feast day (Martinstag). Activities are already sold out but there's no limit on the number of people who can watch a 600-person parade of lanterns through Lincoln Square at dusk. Oh, and there will be a horse.
On Monday, Nov. 11, celebrate Veteran's Day by honoring the men and women for whom the day is named. The Northcenter Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Veteran's Day ceremony, 11 a.m., gathering around the flag pole in Northcenter Town Square, 4100 N. Damen Ave.