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6 fun and unexpected places to drink alcohol in Chicago

4736 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-293-2665,

3733 N. Southport Ave., 773-871-6604

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“Martinis & Manicures” at Beauty Bar, 9 p.m. to midnight Sunday, 7 p.m. to midnight Wednesday through Saturday, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 312-226-8828, thebeautybar.com/home-chicago

Polish and Pour Old Town, 1244 N. Wells St., 312-274-9935, arbrenails.com

Museum of Science and Industry After Hours, select Friday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m., 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, 773-684-1414, msichicago.org

Adler Planetarium After Dark, 6 to 10 p.m. (6:30 to 10:30 p.m. May through August) third Thursday of every month, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-922-7827, adlerplanetarium.org

    6 fun and unexpected places to drink alcohol in Chicago
    For better or worse, alcohol sits at the center of many of our social circles. Grabbing a drink, heading to the bar, going out to watch the game, whatever - many of our social activities include booze. While the activity remains consistent, the setting in which we sip can sometimes become stale.
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  • any place is a "fun and unexpected" place to drink if you try hard enough...

8 hours ago

Chicago comedy shows with female-identifying and queer casts

1501 N. Kingsbury St., 312-929-2401

3175 N. Broadway, 773-327-3175

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4736 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-293-2665

2313 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-687-9063

851 W. Belmont Ave., 773-697-9693

3209 N. Halsted St., 773-871-3793

230 W. North Ave., 312-662-4562

1650 N. Halsted St., 312-335-1650

    Chicago comedy shows with female-identifying and queer casts
    Female comedians in Chicago are creating a space for themselves in the city's historic improv and stand-up entertainment scenes. Check out one of their shows, highlighting everything from "unladylike" behavior to sex positivity. Jason Chin Harold Cabaret, iO Theater 1501 N.
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24 hours ago

Two spots serving up free pretzels Thursday for National Pretzel Day

Bohemian House, 11 W. Illinois St., 312-955-0439, bohochicago.com

    Two spots serving up free pretzels Thursday for National Pretzel Day
    Two Chicagoland restaurants will offer pretzel deals to celebrate National Pretzel Day.
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29 hours ago

22 new Chicago patio and rooftops for outdoor dining and drinking

AVONDALE — Ludlow Liquors’ backyard garden patio features low-tier stadium seats, picnic tables and lounge chairs. The space will be decorated with greenery and feature a walk-up window for drinks. 2959 N. California Ave., 773-754-7492, ludlow-liquors.com

AVONDALE — Sleeping Village, a beer hall and music venue, will open its sprawling, 150-person patio to four-legged friends too. What better way to spend a summer afternoon than with beer, music and puppies? 3734 W. Belmont Ave., 773-654-3971, sleeping-village.com

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...with the homey-yet-elevated comfort foods. Leave your pooch at home for this one. 2700 W. Chicago Ave., 773-661-9577, heritage-chicago.com

...doors. Overhead heating and an outdoor fireplace will help you stay cozy on chillier days. 3157 N. Southport Ave., 773-697-4632, tiedhousechicago.com

...tables, shuffle boards and swinging chairs for those looking for more than a cold pint. 950 W. Wrightwood Ave., 773-832-4000, ogschicago.com

...drinks like A Rose Finch, a citrusy blend of gin, pink vermouth and sparkling rosé. 4535 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-681-0950, thewarblerchicago.com

...has built-in fireplaces for those randomly chilly summer nights that Chicago seems to have. 3204 W. Armitage Ave., 773-360-8896, themoonlighterchicago.com

...and Mexico while gazing upon views of Michigan Avenue, the Water Tower and Lake Michigan. 108 E. Superior St., zbarchicago.com

...nachos, or Paul McGee’s Mexican spirit-forward cocktails while taking in the fresh air. 2101 N. California Ave., 773-770-3414, lonesomerose.com

...garden will have interactive elements, like a pingpong table, and a walk-up pizza counter. 605 N. Wells St., 312-929-0065, barcargo.com

...menu as the one indoors, in addition to a new brunch starting sometime in April. 113 W. Hubbard St., 312-644-0113, pointandfeatherchicago.com

WEST LOOP — The Fulton Market location of Beatrix will serve coffee, cocktails and healthier brunch options on its 65-seater full-service patio. Plus, it’s dog-friendly. 834 W. Fulton Market, 312-733-0370, beatrixrestaurants.com

...rooftop bar and lounge, for happy hour and late-night menus paired with city views. 311 N. Morgan St., 312-764-1908, citymousechicago.com

...your day over oysters and rosé, like a cremant de Bordeaux sparkling version from Jaillance. 1000 W. Fulton Market, 312-638-6280, coldstoragechicago.com

...on a first-come, first-served basis. The back patio also has a retractable awning. 841 W. Randolph St., 312-888-2258, gideonsweet.com

...globally inspired food, sandwiches, salads, appetizers and shared plates, in addition to cocktails and wine. 3630 N. Clark St., 773-302-2300, hotelzachary.com

...craft beers brewed specifically for the spot in collaboration with local breweries, plus shareable snacks. 1101 W. Waveland Ave., 773-388-8249, luckydorr.com

...patio will seat 32 people. The bar, lunch and dinner menus will all be available. 233 N. Canal St., 312-414-1100, gibsonsitalia.com

...be serving bites like tempura buffalo cauliflower, a veggie crudite platter and smoked beet tartare. 1112 N. State St., 312-586-2160, devereauxchicago.com

    22 new Chicago patio and rooftops for outdoor dining and drinking
    After April's many snow days, warmer temperatures are finally here. Before you know it, you'll want to sip on something cool or dine away a sunny afternoon on a rooftop or a patio somewhere. If you're looking to check out something new, you're in luck.
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32 hours ago

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: X Ambassadors, Jaden Smith and Princess Nokia

1106 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-561-9500

4746 N. Racine Ave., 773-275-6800

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3730 N. Clark St., 773-549-4140

1200 W. Randolph St., 312-733-9463

2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-525-2501

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: X Ambassadors, Jaden Smith and Princess Nokia
    A modern rock band, an experimental rap artist and a New Age star are on the docket this week in Chicago. X Ambassadors Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-561-9500 X Ambassadors has gained success in recent years for its soulful rock anthems and danceable melodies.
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5 days ago

Spring things: Our favorite Chicago activities when weather warms up

5814 S. Wood St.

Indoor: November through March, excluding holiday dates. Emporium Arcade Bar Logan Square, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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50 W. Washington St.

Outdoor: Beginning on May 12, outside weekly at 61st Street & Dorchester Avenue., ends last Saturday in October

See website for various times, 600 E. Grand Ave.

    Spring things: Our favorite Chicago activities when weather warms up
    Forget what the forecast says, or the sky, for that matter. Chicago is ready for spring. While patience - sometimes a lot - is often required at this time of year, there's no better reward than warm weather in the city. And once that hits, we know how to enjoy ourselves.
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5 days ago

Chicago date idea: 2nd Fridays Gallery Night then drinks and bites at S.K.Y.

...gallery owners themselves. Maps for navigating the evening are available at the information center at 1945 S. Halsted St.

1239 W. 18th St., 312-846-1077

    Chicago date idea: 2nd Fridays Gallery Night then drinks and bites at S.K.Y.
    Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then only hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we're pairing Pilsen's 2nd Fridays art walk with pan-Asian fare at S.K.Y. Main attraction: 2nd Fridays Gallery Night Halsted Street from Canalport Avenue to 17th Street, 312-738-8000 How much: Free Don't stop: S.K.Y.
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6 days ago

Best Chicago happy hour deals: April 19-25

Bar Cargo (605 N. Wells St., 312-929-0065) offers half-price bottles of wine and $5 drafts from 5 to 7 p.m.

Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton St., 312-575-0306) offers $4 cans and bottles of beer and cider, $5 glasses of wine, $3 chips and salsa, $2.50 pork sliders and $10 volcano rolls from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba (2024 N. Halsted St., 773-935-5000) offers $16 red sangria pitchers, $1 pinxtos, $2.50 spicy potatoes and $3.25 bacon-wrapped dates in the bar area from 4 to 6 p.m.

Hub 51 (51 W. Hubbard St., 312-828-0051) offers half-price sushi from 3 to 6 p.m.

Arbella (112 W. Grand Ave., 312-846-6654) offers $5 flatbreads, $8 old-fashioned cocktails, $7 seasonal punch and $6 rotating mules from 5 to 7 p.m.

Estereo (2450 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-360-8363) offers a different tropical cocktail each week for $8 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Boundary (1932 W. Division St., 773-278-1919) offers $4 draft beer, half-price glasses of wine, and $4 appetizers including pretzel bites, cheese curds and baked spinach dip from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: April 19-25
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago.
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6 days ago

10 ways to go green on Earth Day

1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-922-7827

Illinois Centennial Monument, 3150 W. Logan Blvd.

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5061 N. Clark St.

3330 W. Roosevelt Road

11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 773-568-2441

2430 N. Cannon Drive

6950 N. Hiawatha Ave.

127 W. Huron St., 312-374-1830

    10 ways to go green on Earth Day
    Looking to get your hands dirty for the sake of Mother Earth? Check out 10 events surrounding Earth Day on April 22, including park cleanups around the city, movie screenings and even an environmentally-friendly cocktail workshop.
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6 days ago

Cannabis wellness network Ellementa lets women talk weed

In honor of 4/20, RedEye talked with co-founder and COO Melissa Pierce about Ellementa and its upcoming “Women's Wellness and Cannabis Conversation,” 7-9 p.m. on April 26 at the Living Room (2423 W. North Ave.). Tickets are $10.

    Cannabis wellness network Ellementa lets women talk weed
    As marijuana is increasingly legalized for medical and recreational purposes across the country (only medical in Illinois), Ellementa provides a space for women to talk about the use of the plant for wellness. At gatherings, the company connects women with industry experts to discuss how weed could potentially help them address a variety of physical and mental issues.
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6 days ago

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

...Friday, vendors, educators, musicians and food trucks will be posted outside of Dispensary 33 at Clark and Ainslie streets in Andersonville, so they’ll have all the bases covered for a cannabis celebration...

...want to keep your night chill and sexy? Head to The Whistler in Logan Square (2421 N. Milwaukee Ave.) at 9 p.m. Thursday for Slo ’Mo: Slow jams for queer fam. The inclusive...

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...bells ringing). There are two classes: 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. Saturday at 3215 W. Division St. Take your pick, and start flexing on ’em. Tickets: $25 single, $45-$250 group rates...

...some doughnuts from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Old Crow Smokehouse River North (149 W. Kinzie St.). Just watch your sugar intake, folks. Tickets: $50. eventbrite.com

...the Chicago Cocktail Social. From 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Galleria Marchetti (825 W. Erie St.), drink-slingers from Best Intentions, Broken Shaker, The Heavy Feather, Prairie School, Scofflaw, The Violet...

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    Everybody's feeling good at Waldos Forever Fest this weekend in Chicago, plus cocktails, doughnuts, Trap Yoga and "slow jams for queer fam." Roll up to this event Illinois has inched closer to legalizing recreational marijuana use - a measure could appear on this fall's ballot.
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6 days ago

New Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary gets early (free!) screening April 25 in Chicago

...publication will host a screening of the film April 25 at Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark St.), about 10 days prior to its official release. The showtime will be announced closer to...

    New Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary gets early (free!) screening April 25 in Chicago
    The AV Club will host an early screening of Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary "RBG" on April 25 in Chicago.
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Apr 18

Your guide to Record Store Day Chicago 2018

1808 S. Allport St., 312-585-6106

1324 W. Devon Ave., 773-856-3472

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11612 Western Ave., 773-779-0066

3419 W. Irving Park Road, 773-539-5002

3156 W. Diversey Ave., 773-654-3915

3182 N. Elston Ave., 312-890-3860

2604 N. Clark St., 773-929-6325

1120 N. Ashland Ave., 773-342-5800

935 W. Belmont Ave., 773-883-8908

1524 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-252-9570

1914 W. Chicago Ave., 773-278-1744

4639 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-271-3569

1722 W. 18th St., 312-888-9629

2140 W. Division St. 773-687-9900

3126 N. Broadway, 773-404-5080

26 E. Madison St., 312-795-0878

1379 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-235-3727

2935 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-698-8387

1839 W. Irving Park Road., 872-817-7266

1272 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-278-4085

1109 N Western Ave., 773-580-7946

    Your guide to Record Store Day Chicago 2018
    Put the needle down and let the music flow: It's time for the 2018 Record Store Day (RSD), held on Saturday April 21. RedEye has your guide for events at record stores around Chicago as well as releases featuring local musicians. For RSD, RedEye talked with Drew Mitchell, the co-owner of Pilsen's 606 Records.
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Apr 17

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Khruangbin, Kate Nash, Hurray for the Riff Raff

2424 N Lincoln Ave., 773-525-2501

3145 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-472-0449

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322 W. Armitage Ave., 773-929-5959

1807 S. Allport St., 312-526-3851

3730 N. Clark St., 773-549-4140

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Khruangbin, Kate Nash, Hurray for the Riff Raff
    Check out a slew of indie rock veterans and newcomers as well as a rap showcase and more experimental concerts this week in Chicago. Khruangbin Lincoln Hall 2424 N Lincoln Ave., 773-525-2501 Khruangbin may be a trio from Texas, but the group takes inspiration from '60s Thai funk fused with psychedelic, smooth melodies.
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