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Pencil This In

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on May 25, 2011 5:20PM

2010_02_bastard3.jpg Chicago Craft Beer Week Continues

Small Bar Fullerton (1415 W. Fullerton) is offering three small plate menu items paired with either a Lagunitas or Stone beer selection today. Choose from Lagunitas Imperial Stout & Stone Sublimely Self Righteous paired with charred country bread, whipped black garlic lardo, crispy kale ($11), Lagunitas Fusion & Stone Double Bastard Ale paired with layered corn pone cake with aji spiced butter cream, candied orange zest ($12) or Lagunitas Sumpin Sumpin Ale & Stone Ruination ale with sweet grilled shrimp, ramp pesto, Dunbarton blue cheddar fondue ($11). This runs from 7-10 p.m.


Have you always wanted to eat at ING, Homaro Cantu’s second molecular gastronomy wonderland? Now is the time. On June 4, ING is hosting a dinner to benefit UIC College Prep. The evening starts with dinner for 50 people at ING from 6:00-8:00, for $300 a person. If that’s a bit much for you, from 8-12 there is a reception, including an “an interactive experience” with WBEZ’s Amy Krouse Rosenthal, an iPad art station, and drinks and desserts provided by Grey Goose, Intelligentsia, and Vosges Chocolates. The reception is $50. Buy tickets online.


Join Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century for the May installment of their political education series Chicago Politics 101. This month's topic - redistricting. This event will offer an overview of the redistricting process as well as educate on the current debate in Springfield and the work of community advocacy organizations on the issue. We will be joined by four Chicago area community leaders: Michael Rodriguez (Executive Director of Enclace Chicago); United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations Executive Coordinator Josina Morita; Bryan Echols, Executive Director for M.A.G.I.C (Metropolitan Area Group for Igniting Civilization); and former 2nd Ward Aldermanic candidate Enrique Perez. (Cathedral Cyber Café, 2500 S. Christiana Ave., 6-9 p.m.)

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