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April 19 – Pig Roast- Ko Po- Party


Famous meat peddlers to the craft beer illuminati, Flesh for Food, hosts their 2nd anniversary party all day and night at Maria’s on April 19.

The Menu!
Suckling Pig Roast & Ko-Po
(Suckling Pig served between 4-5)
$10 Pig Plate
$5 Brats/Dogs (VIP Venison Links)

Ko-Po goes all day, while pig roasts. Pig is out and served btwn 5-Sunset

Tues. April 15: Spinnin’ through the Galaxy w/ DJ Catieo

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DJ Catieo continues to outer space featuring a mix of electronic and avant garde music, such as Cosmic Machine, 60s bands, Dutch Space Rock, the Spotnicks & more.  Space disco, funk, psychadelia and a bit of psych folk will top the lineup with fine selections from Donovan, the Rockets, Space, Mistral and many more celestial grooves.  These cosmic tunes will all be paired up with vintage sci-fi films and space themed visuals!

May 3: Mash Tun Fest Presents The New Wave Brewers Bash


Mash Tun Festival: The New Wave Brewers Bash

May 3, 2014  3-7pm
Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan Street

Join us as we celebrate the release of Mash Tun Journal # 5 and meet the new generation of breweries that have recently launched in Chicagoland. You get a copy of the new issue of the mag, a tasting glass, and carefully curated pours of brews by New Wave breweries like: 18th Street, Penrose, One Trick Pony, Horse Thief Hollow,  Dryhop, Off Color, Marz Community Brewing Co, Ale Syndicate, Slap Shot, Atlas, Lake Effect, BuckleDown, Une Année  and others. Complementary vittles and other surprises in store.

Admission is $35  ( $25 for Mash Tun Society Members – What is that? ) •  You must RSVP and purchase tickets online via our Eventbrite site or in person at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar.  Major credit cards accepted. No Refunds.

After purchasing admission your name will be on our RSVP list at the door. Please bring your ID and show your receipt from paypal.

Eventbrite - Mash Tun Festival’s New Wave Brewers Bash

Sunday is Soul Togetherness

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Soul Togetherness USA presents the second annual Soul Togetherness USA ‘Rare Soul Weekender’ taking place March 28th through 30th, 2014. Taking it’s cue from the weekend long events in Europe and the United Kingdom, STUSA will be bringing together an international cast of DJs and collectors of rare and obscure American soul music, all on original 45rpm vinyl, for this free weekend long festival. The event will include 2 “rare soul” dance nights, a record fair hosted by traveling record show “Beat Swap Meet,” a soul-centric bus tour of Chicago showcasing the sights and sounds and history of soul music from our city, and a wrap up all-day dance party.

STUSA finishes off it’s weekend festivities at Maria’s for more dancing, great drinks, and brunch! Starting at 2pm on Sunday afternoon, weekender DJs will be playing their final records, saying their goodbyes, and possibly doing their last record trades. Food discounts will be offered by neighboring Pleasant House Bakery, who specialize in Cornish pasties and royal pies, and Maria’s will offer drink specials. Yum. Plus, there may be one or two big surprises in store for Sunday, so do make an effort to be there.

Thurs. March 27 – Hooray For The Mixtape – DJ Luis Aguilera

Drawing from a collection of local, national and international mixtapes that includes HI-NRG, Italo Disco, early 80s House, 90s Industrial, Freestyle, Early Florida Breaks, 90s New Wave, House, Techno, Tech House, Drum ‘n Bass, Trance, Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Breakbeat, Goa, West Coast House, Speedcore, etc
Early event: Bruery tasting 7 PM – showcasing four rare draft beers and six vintage bottles. These selections are from the personal collection of Brandon Solarski, representative of  Windy City Distribution and will be a great opportunity to savor the special qualities of these vintages not readily available to the public.

Tuesday: Spinnin’ in Outer Space


DJ catieo will take you to outer space featuring a mix of 60s bands with innovative electric guitar, such as the Spotnicks from Sweden, Space Rock including Joe Meek, The Tornadoes, Hawkwind & more.  Space disco and funk will top the lineup with fine selections from Cerrone, the Rockets, Space, Metropolitan Band and many more cosmic creatures.  These rockin’ space tunes will be eloquently paired up with hand picked sci-fi films and space themed gems!

Friday: Spins and Needles!


March 11: Sabado Gigante con Los Sunny Daze – DJs Tony “The Luck of Lucien” Medina and DJ Tropicalazo

Spinning Funk, Soul, Latin and other World Grooves pulled from their personal collections of vinyl amassed from every corner of the world -from Mexico to Maxwell Street to Bombay to Bridgeport. ALL VINYL ALL NIGHT LONG!

Friday March7: Smokey Joe’s Southside Souls Shack


 Featuring the best sweaty soul tracks, funk bombs, raucous R&B, and underground disco beats from the past and the present.

Friday: The Rio Thing

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Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar and Secret Disco presents

Friday, February 28 – 8 PM-2 AM – Free, No Cover
Join us at Maria’s on Friday, February 28 when we transform our intimate watering hole into a festive bacchanal for the annual Brazilian Carnaval celebration. Brazil’s most famous holiday, Carnaval is celebrated nationwide in a hedonistic intensity that basically shuts down country for a week of revelry, overt consumption and sexual excess. In 2012, Brazil’s Carnaval drew over 2 million hedonistic party-goers partaking in the day-to-night celebration, more than 300 bandas performed while it has been estimated that 80% of the country’s beer is consumed during the week (luckily for our customers that we carry over 475 different craft beers readily available).
Partly influenced by the famous Venice Carnival, this six day event focuses on huge throngs of party goers following the Street Carnival Bands, called “Blocos de Rua” as they parade throughout various sections of town (the most famous are the ones being those in Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Lagoa, Jardim Botânico, and in downtown Rio). The highlight of each years event are the competitions by various Samba Schools who compose their own musical themes, floats and choreography; finally performing in the Sambadrome, which runs four entire nights. At its culmination (bolstered by excess drinking), a winner is declared based on level of the performance, musical perfection and most importantly the amount of flesh exposed. Oh, what a night!