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Chicago Humanities Fest, Zombie Pub Crawl, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

...organizations. Also: performances by Darling Shear, Imp Queen, Jeez Loueez, and more at Shapiro Ballroom (1612 W. Chicago). All donations will benefit the Trans Liberation Collective. 6 PM-midnight

Sun 4/30: The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) hosts Drink and Draw Brunch, a boozy gathering at the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western). The event features performances by local cartoonists, a raffle, and art supplies for guests to flex their creative muscles. 1-4 PM

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...Howard Brown Health Center hosts Garden of Eve: Forward, a fund-raiser at Venue Six10 (610 S. Michigan) specifically to support health services available for queer, trans, and lesbian women. The night includes...

4/28-4/30: The 48 Hour Improv Marathon at Crowd Theater (3935 N. Broadway) is a nonstop showcase that features more than 40 different comedy groups raising money for GirlForward. Fri 6 PM-Sun 6 PM

...4/29: The University of Chicago Artist Summit at the Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th) features presentations from artists including: Lola Arias, Jelili Atiku, Tania Bruguera, Sandi Hilal, Carlos Javier...

Sat 4/29: A horde of zombies are taking over Andersonville. But fear not—they're after booze, not brains. The Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl kicks off at pH Comedy Theater (1515 W. Berwyn), and stops for more bubbly fuel at Simon's Tavern, Farraguts, and Replay Andersonville. 2-10 PM

Sun 4/30: Grateful4Her at Catalyst Ranch (656 W. Randolph) is a fund-raiser for Connections for Abused Women and Children features stand-up from Mona Aburmishan, Marci Deloney, Gwen La Roka, Tamale Sepp, and Adrienne Brandyburg. 7 PM

Sun 4/30: Multi-instrumentalist Nnamdi Ogbonnaya performs at Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln) tonight. Leor Galil writes, "On the succinct, clear-headed Drool, Ogbonnaya corrals his musical foibles...

    Chicago Humanities Fest, Zombie Pub Crawl, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
    click to enlarge There's plenty to do this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend: Fri 4/28: The Howard Brown Health Center hosts Garden of Eve: Forward , a fund-raiser at Venue Six10 (610 S. Michigan) specifically to support health services available for queer, trans, and lesbian women.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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Best Chicago happy hour deals: April 27-May 3

Mindy's HotChocolate (1747 N. Damen Ave. 773-489-1747) offers $3 fried pickles, $4 draft beer, $8 house cocktails and $5 mac & cheese, sliders and select glasses of wine from 5:30-7 p.m.

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The Market By Foxtrot (1019 W. Lake St. 312-374-3080) hosts a bash featuring tastings from Revolution Brewing and FEW Spirits, light bites and a raffle from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at eventbrite.com and include $5 off a $20 purchase at the store during the event.

Bar Roma (5101 N. Clark St. 773-942-7572) offers half-price appetizers, meatballs and select pours of rosé from 5-6:30 p.m.

Fulton Market Kitchen (311 N. Sangamon St. 312-733-6900) offers $7 punch, $4 select beers, $7 select wines, $5 fried chicken skins and $4 duck tacos from 5-7 p.m.

Enjoy $5 glasses of red, white and sparkling wine, $5 select beers and $7 bites including shrimp cocktail and tuna tartare from 5-7 p.m. at STK (9 W. Kinzie St. 312-340-5636).

Larry's at The Lawrence House (1020 W. Lawrence Ave. 312-841-7149) offers $8 classic cocktails and $4 draft beers from 5-7 p.m.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: April 27-May 3
    Where to drink on a budget in Chicago this week, including deals on rosé, cocktails and more.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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    There are so many places to grab cheap drinks, I feel like these articles always skim the surface.

  • Logrolling might be involved.

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Speakeasy theme for Adler fundraiser

The "A-list Speakeasy Benefit" for the David Adler Music & Arts Center in Libertyville will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. May 20, at the David Adler Estate, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Speakeasy theme for Adler fundraiser
    Daily Herald report The "A-list Speakeasy Benefit" for the David Adler Music & Arts Center in Libertyville will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. May 20, at the David Adler Estate, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave. The themed event features original works donated by established area artists along with live music provided by Adler musicians and the 17-piece Highland Park Pops jazz band.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Apr 13

Updated 2 hours ago

Where to Watch the Blackhawks' Playoff Games in Chicago

Cleos, 1935 W. Chicago Ave.

Cortland's Garage, 1645 W. Cortland St.

Division Ale House, 1942 W. Division

Easy Bar, 1944 W. Division St.

Estelle's, 2013 W. North Ave.

Fat Pour, 2005 W. Division St.

High Noon Saloon, 1560 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Lotties, 1925 W. Cortland St.

Standard Bar & Grill, 1332 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The Anthem, 1725 W. Division St.

The Boundry Tavern & Grille, 1932 W. Division St.

The Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St.

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10 Pin, 330 N. State St.

Bar 63, 6341 N. Broadway

Bar Takito, 201 N. Morgan St.

Billy Goat Inn, 1535 W. Madison St.

Bird's Nest Bar, 2500 N Southport Ave.

Candlelite, 7452 N. Western Ave.

Clover Sports and Leisure, 722 W. Grand Ave.

Commonwealth Tavern 2000 Roscoe St.

Connie's Pizza, 1030 N. State St.

Crew Bar & Grill, 4804 N. Broadway

Derby Bar & Grill, 1224 W. Webster Ave.

Drum & Monkey, 1435 W. Taylor St.

Durkin's Tavern, 810 W. Diversey Pkwy

Emmit's Irish Pub, 495 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Finley Dunne's Tavern, 3458 N. Lincoln Ave.

Firewater Saloon, 6689 N. Oliphant Ave.

Flo & Santos, 1310 S. Wabash Ave.

Four Shadows Tavern & Grill, 2758 N. Ashland Ave.

Glascott's Saloon, 2158 N. Halsted

Hawkeye's Bar & Grill, 1458 W. Taylor St.

Hopsmith Tavern, 15 W. Division St.

HVAC Pub, 3530 N. Clark St.

Iron Horse Ale House, 6158 N. Northwest Hwy.

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St.

Jak's Tap, 901 W. Jackson Blvd.

Jefferson Tap & Grille, 323 N. Jefferson St.

Jet's Public House, 6148 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Jimmy Green's, 825 S. State St.

Joe's, 940 W. Weed St.

JP Burke's Patio & Tap, 2913 N. Lincoln Ave.

Kelly's Pub, 949 W. Webster Ave.

Kroll's South Loop, 1736 S. Michigan Ave.

Lizzie McNeill's Irish Pub, 400 N. McClurg Ct.

Logan Bar & Grill, 2230 N. California Ave.

Mad River Bar & Grille, 2909 N. Sheffield Ave.

Mahoney's Pub and Grille, 551 N. Ogden Ave.

McFadden's, 1206 N. State Pkwy.

Mystic Celt, 3443 N. Southport Ave.

Old Fifth, 1027 W. Madison St.

O'Leary's Public House, 541 N. Wells St.

Park Tavern, 1645 W. Jackson Blvd.

Pequod's Pizza, 2207 N. Clybourn Ave.

Ph.D Pub, 1257 S. Halsted St.

PitchFork, 2922 W. Irving Park Rd.

Revel Bar Chicago, 6169 N. Northwest Hwy.

River Shannon, 425 W. Armitage Ave.

Roadhouse 66 Gas N' Grill, 3478 N. Clark St.

Snickers Bar & Grill, 448 N. State St.

Stanley's Kitchen & Tap 1970 N. Lincoln Ave.

STATE 935 W. Webster Ave.

Teaser's Public House, 7123 W. Higgins Ave.

The Beer Bistro, 1061 W. Madison St.

The Butcher's Tap, 3553 N. Southport Ave.

The Crossroads Bar & Grill, 1120 W. Madison St.

The Full Shilling, 3724 N. Clark St.

The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood Ave.

The Irish Nobleman, 1367 W. Erie St.

The Junction Chicago, 222 S. Riverside Plaza

The Lodge, 21 W. Division St.

The Ogden, 1659 W. Ogden Ave.

The Piggery, 1625 W. Irving Park Rd.

The Pony Inn, 1638 W. Belmont Ave.

The Pumping Company, 6157 N. Broadway

The Scout, 1301 S. Wabash Ave.

The Sports Corner, 956 W. Addison St.

Third Rail Tavern, 1133 W. Madison St.

Timothy O'Toole's Pub, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct.

Waterhouse, 3407 N. Paulina Ave.

Wells on Wells, 1617 N. Wells St.

WhirlyBall, 1825 W. Webster Ave.

Will's Northwoods Inn, 3032 N. Racine Ave.

Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse, 324 S. Racine Ave.

Woodhaven Bar & Kitchen, 712 N. Clark St.

    Where to Watch the Blackhawks' Playoff Games in Chicago
    If attending a game is out of the picture, consider watching the game somewhere where you can still be surrounded by fellow fans. Whether the game is home or away, you can still catch the excitement at one, or a few, of the many official Blackhawks bars across Chicago.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

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Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Logan Square

...Brian and Jennifer Jones Enyart are co-hosting a celebration at Homestead on the Roof (1924 W. Chicago Ave.) with its own Chef Scott Schulman. Dinner is $50/person, and reservations can be made...

    Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Logan Square | LoganSquarist
    Logan Square is home to a number of Mexican restaurants and bars - from elevated dishes highlighting regional specialties, to simple and soul-satisfying tacos, to a growing focus on mezcal, this neighborhood is already primed for Cinco de Mayo celebrations. So whether you check out a new spot or revisit an oldie but goodie, don't miss out!
    https://logansquarist.com

20 hours ago

With Wonderland, Demdike Stare sample a different style of paranoia

Tue 5/9, 9 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, $18, $15 in advance

    With Wonderland, Demdike Stare sample a different style of paranoia
    During the early era of Demdike Stare, the Manchester duo of Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker didn't bother with subtlety in cultivating their mystique.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

21 hours ago

Philadelphia’s Laser Background bridge the universes of video games and indie pop

Sun 5/7, 9 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, $8

    Philadelphia's Laser Background bridge the universes of video games and indie pop
    Last year Laser Background main man Andy Molholt told music site ThrdCoast that from an early age he's gleaned inspiration from composer Koji Kondo, who as the architect of the original Super Mario Bros. is one of the most influential composers in contemporary culture.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

21 hours ago

North-suburban group I Made You Myself take lessons from posthardcore’s recent past

Sun 5/7, 6:30 PM, Subterranean, 2011 W. North, $8, 17+

    North-suburban group I Made You Myself take lessons from posthardcore's recent past
    Emo-leaning contemporary posthardcore bands such as Touche Amore, La Dispute, and Pianos Become the Teeth have stuck it out long enough to bear fruit and deserve the reverence bestowed on them by younger musicians who proudly name-check them these days.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

27 hours ago

What You Need to Know About Chicago's Dining Scene this Week

Sushi Taku (1904 W. Division St., Wicker Park) is the newest member of the Division Street sushi contingent. Perhaps separating it from the pack: a $24 all-you-can-eat deal.

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Tonight, Rockit Ranch Productions (Bottlefork, The Duck Inn, Rockit Bar & Grill) unveils Otto Mezzo (311 W. Chicago Ave., River North), a new Italian-inspired concept spearheaded by food and beverage director Kevin Hickey.

Cafe Spiaggia (980 N. Michigan Ave.) has tacked on a daytime caffeine component, calling it (fittingly) Coffee Counter. Stop by for drip coffee and espresso drinks from Vittoria Coffee, tea from Rare Tea Cellars, and housemade Italian pastries.

...emotionally equipped to deal with yet”: Sometime this summer, critically beloved cured-fish café Snaggletooth (2819 N. Southport Ave., Lake View) will shutter. Bill Montagne and Jennifer Kim haven’t yet said when they...

That massive Crate & Barrel at 646 N. Michigan Ave. will become a massive Starbucks Reserve, a fancier version of your neighborhood Starbucks aimed at coffee-obsessed millennial customers, in 2019.

    What You Need to Know About Chicago's Dining Scene this Week
    Tonight, Rockit Ranch Productions (Bottlefork, The Duck Inn, Rockit Bar & Grill) unveils Otto Mezzo (311 W. Chicago Ave., River North), a new Italian-inspired concept spearheaded by food and beverage director Kevin Hickey. Cafe Spiaggia (980 N. Michigan Ave.) has tacked on a daytime caffeine component, calling it (fittingly) Coffee Counter.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

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Updated 28 hours ago

Riot Fest Wants Your Help Paying Loving Tribute John Stamos

Art can be mailed to Riot Fest, 1658 N. Milwaukee Ave #125, Chicago, IL 60647

    Riot Fest Wants Your Help Paying Loving Tribute John Stamos
    Image courtesy Riot Fest Even the most casual follower of Riot Fest's Twitter feed knows that the festival has long had an obsession with actor and musician John Stamos. In 2013 the festival proved their devotion by featuring a life-sized butter Stamos bust on the grounds that year, and the exhibit was hugely popular.
    http://chicagoist.com

35 hours ago

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