Reminder: Chili Cookoff This Saturday

By Rob Christopher in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 4, 2009 8:00PM

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Just a little wink wink, nudge nudge to remind you about Half Acre Brewery's Charitable Chili Cook-Off this Saturday. It benefits The Arts of Life, a non-profit community that uses art to assist developmentally disabled adults discover personal growth, and is being co-presented by Nice Cream and Chicagoist. Yours truly (this is Rob typing) will be among the panel of judges selecting a winner, who will receive a trophy and a signed and framed drawing of the original picture that inspired the cook-off by Arts of Life artist Kris Shenkel. (Oh--and the winner also gets a coveted spot in one of our gallery posts.)

There will be additional prizes for the People's Choice award-winner. Get your friends to come and stack the odds! The first 50 people to show up get a door prize, and a raffle gives you the chance to win even more swag. Supporting a worthy cause while feasting on dozens of varieties of chili makes showing up a no-brainer. And did we mention that Half Acre will be there? Get your pre-sale tickets now for only $5; pre-sales end on Friday. And if you think you've got what it takes, enter your chili for $20.

The Cook-Off is Saturday, November 7, 5PM at The Arts of Life Studio, 2010 W. Carroll, $5 advance, $10 at the door, $20 per chili entry