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By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 26, 2008 5:20PM

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While Gabe Magliaro at Half Acre Beer Company works to secure a site for his brewing operations, he's still placing his product in more establishments to give it a local presence. This evening from 7-10 p.m. Half Acre celebrates its release at Matilda/Baby Atlas in Lakeview.

3010 N. Sheffield

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We've written about Girls Rock! Chicago before, and even interviewed Emily Easton about their annual summer rock camp for girls. This evening at Cobra Lounge they're hosting a rock & roll benefit and bake sale. DJs Mia Park, Red Panda and Melanie will be spinning indie rock, garage and punk into the wee hours. Show up and support this wonderful organization.

235 N. Ashland, 8 p.m. - 2 a.m., no cover.

Webster’s Wine Bar is hosting a special red wine tasting, featuring red wines from Austria, Germany and Switzerland - these reds share a captivating character - a mix of tangy tannin, piquant spice, edgy, just-ripe fruit, and an unrestrained soulfulness - that stimulates the blood and gets your thoughts moving. The folks at Webster's will be tasting through 20-25 of their top bottlings: from Ahr (German zone) to Zweigelt (Austrian varietal). All of the tastings are casual, walk-around tastings with great wines, appetizers, and good music- a perfect setting to both learn more about wine and mingle with friends. Tastings begin with a brief presentation by Sommelier Jeremy Quinn, covering important facts and history of the topic.

1480 W. Webster, 7:30-9 p.m., $30.

Transit Planning
Now that the Clybourn corridor is one of the hottest commercial strips in the city, it's long past overdue that there was a sincere and honest discussion to re-establishing public transportation to the corridor. This evening at 6 p.m. the community organization Reconnecting Neighborhoods, in conjunction with the city's Department of Planing and Development, is having a meeting on the subject at the Evergreen Towers Apartments (1333 N. Cleveland).