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Pencil This In

By Ana Bolotin in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 6, 2008 2:56PM

Survival of the Fittest:
Fend off the weeknight doldrums with a very special evening of stiff drinks and equally stiff competition as Krem bar hosts the 11th Finlandia Cup tonight; area bartenders will compete against each other in cocktail concoction, and you will consume the mixological fruits of their labor. Abundant appetizers will temper the booze in your belly, to be sure.
7 p.m., 1750 N Clark, FREE!

Survival of the Funniest:
If you’re not so much into early-week hangovers, but you still enjoy watching people duke it out in some form of competition or other, check out the third installment of this year’s Impress These Apes comedy competition: eight up-and-coming local comedians battle every Monday at the Lakeshore Theater for the next six weeks until somebody has “impressed the apes.”
8 p.m., 3175 N Broadway, $15