Pencil This In
By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on May 19, 2011 5:20PM
Sucked Into Service from Chemically Imbalanced Comedy is a look at two very different sides of the service industry from CIC artistic associates Paul Whitehouse and Casey Pilkenton. Whithouse's "1/2 Caf Chronicles" is a collection of semi-autobiographical stories about a young man's short lived career as a barista. The stories bring to life the absurd situations and eccentric personalities that he experienced as a professional maker of coffee. "Trapped in a Box" is a story of Audrey losing her patience, her drive, and her sanity working in a Box Office. Phone call after phone call, the people she speaks with can't find their credit cards, fail to believe the term "SOLD OUT" applies to them, and they all seem to mistake Audrey for some sort of life coach. If only the world could understand that she is an immense talent, and if only she could finish writing her acceptance speech for her future Academy Award. (Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Rd., $10, 8 p.m. Thursdays through June 30 except for June 9. Call 1-800-838-3006 for tickets)
Comedy for a Cure, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, takes place from 7-10 p.m. tonight at Mahoney's Pub and Grille (551 N. Ogden). Featured comedians for the event are Dobie Maxwell, Brian Hicks, Cameron Esposito and Elly Greenspahn. There are four levels of tickets for this event, all of them contain one drink ticket and a 20 percent discount on all food orders. Visit Mahoney's website to purchase tickets.
Timothy O'Toole's ongoing beer and cocktail class series will again be in session at 7 p.m.
Participants of the $20 class will learn to make a variety of Absolut vodka-based drinks such as Spiced Pear Mojito, Apeach Melba, Basil and Pineapple Martini, Raspberry Summer Punch and Cucumber Melon Martini, sip and sample their creations and will also receive recipe cards and a cocktail shaker. Call 312-642-0700 to register. (622 N. Fairbanks Ct.)
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