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Pencil This In

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 19, 2008 5:00PM

The listed events were chosen by the editors of Chicagoist and brought to you by the 2009 Toyota Corolla.

Food and Wine
Meet one of Santa Barbara’s hottest winemakers as Joey Tensley of Tensley Wines personally showcases his current vintages this evening at Custom House. Guests can savor six of Tensley's favorite selections and enjoy small bites from Chef de Cuisine Richard Camarota in the restaurant’s beautifully appointed private dining room.

500 S. Dearborn, 6 p.m., $40, RSVP at 312-523-0200.

One of the more accessible galleries in the Pilsen's Podmajersky Art District, Tzeta seeks to provide both artists and collectors a more affordable venue by charging a very competitive commission based on a high-rotation of artworks, so everything and everyone stay fresh and possibly more inspired to rev the engine of their creative talent and increase artist content, awareness and diversity, like this painting by Ryan Hammond titled "Trend of the Week."

1932 S. Halsted St., #501, open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar" is in the middle of a run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, with Ted Neely (who's now lived almost twice as long as Christ himself) once again in the titular role. This production has been billed by some - but disavowed by Neely - as his "farewell" tour in the role. The current production is stripped down version with only a few risers and staging. Starring opposite Neely as Judas is Living Colour lead singer Corey Glover, who after all these years still ain't no glamour boy (he's FIERCE!), bringing both his own amazing vocal range and considerable acting skills (Glover had a prominent supporting role in "Platoon") to the role.

151 W. Randolph, $20-$75.

Tuesday nights are good for musical residencies around town, and one of the longest running is the Deep Blue Organ Trio at Green Mill. The combo of Chris Foreman (Hammond B3 organ), Bobby Broom (guitar), and Greg Rockingham (drums) play an inventive blend of jazz standards and modern R&B without veering into smooth jazz territory. Broom's licks are reminiscent of a young George Benson while Foreman plays some of the greasiest organ this side of Philly. Jimmy Smith looks down upon Deep Blue and smiles.

9 p.m. - 1 a.m., $6

Currently at the National Museum of Mexican Art, "Chupacabras!" is an exhibit where local artists lasting impact the Mexican boogey monster has had on both Latin and North American psyches in an inventive and relevant manner.

1852 West 19th Street, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.