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Pencil This In

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on May 18, 2011 5:20PM

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Dos Osos (Two Bears) is what Jim Cibak and Dustin Kral have christened their collaborative brew between Revolution Brewing and Firestone Walker Brewing. The West Coast style pale ale makes its debut today, one of three beers Revolution will debut during Chicago Craft Beer Week. (2323 N. Milwaukee)


Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar (3358 N. Paulina) celebrates its fifth anniversary today from 4:30-10 p.m. with a host of specials including buy one pizza, get one free; $5 glasses of red and white wine; $5 glasses of sangria; and children will dine free from 4:30-6:00p.m.


Dishonored stars Marlene Dietrich as smoldering secret agent X-27, an Austrian spy behind enemy lines (and between enemy sheets) in World War I. Paramount framed the film with an eye toward making Dietrich Hollywood’s preeminent ice queen. Josef von Sternberg’s take on the legendary courtesan retained his somnambulist pacing - in fact, there is no better film for luxuriating in von Sternberg’s peculiar haze. The non-sequitur dialogue, always issued discretely between pregnant pauses and often through lacey bric-a-brac, is made even stranger by Dietrich’s ESL line readings, still thick with phonetic uncertainty. (Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., 7 p.m., $5)

Activism and Reporting

The Public Square and WBEZ presents Writing and Responsibility, a conversation with author/journalist Achy Obejas. How do writers locate their identities, and what responsibilities do they have with the communities they identify with? Obejas will discuss these questions and more in a conversation with WBEZ's Natalie Moore. (6957 S. Halsted, May 24, 6 p.m. Register here.)

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