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Pencil This In

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 8, 2008 4:05PM

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2004_04_counting_crows.jpgApple Rocks?
The Counting Crows are doing a free mini-concert at The Apple Store tomorrow. This is either a dream come true, or a complete nightmare, depending on how you view the band. We've always had a soft spot for the band's more rockin' tracks -- hey, don't judge us -- but admit we have never had the slightest urge to see them live. If you do, though, this is probably the least expensive way to do it. And if you're wondering why we're including this in today's Pencil this In, it's because you should probably get in line right now in order to have the slightest chance of actually seeing the band.

679 N Michigan, Wednesday April 9, 4 p.m., free, all ages

Who thought of mixing bingo and tango? Who cares? It sounds awesome! Tonight at The Museum of Contemporary Art folks have the opportunity to play bingo while opting to throw in a tango lesson between cards. It's all part of the museum's Tuesday Evenings in the Cafe series.

220 E Chicago, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., $8, 21+

He Said ... She Said
Ah, him versus her, and beer versus wine. Dogfish Head beer-man Sam Calagione, and master sommelier Marnie Old go head-to-head over which beers and wines go best with which meals. O.K., maybe it won't be as combative as we're trying to make it seem, especially since the whole reason they're making this appearance is to promote their book He Said Beer, She Said Wine, but wouldn't it be cool if it actually rolled out the way we imagined it?

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm Street, Winnetka, 7 p.m.

Fig Dish played a few reunion shows a couple years ago, and a recording of one of those shows has just surfaced. Taped by an uber-fan at their Schubas show in 2006, a pal of the band has posted the resulting live performance for all to hear. We were there but admit we barely remember the end of the show due to the non-stop flow of Maker's Mark flowing our way that night, so it's nice to hear how everything ended up!

MP3: Fig Dish live at Schubas March 3, 2006

Photo of The Counting Crows from their MySpace