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March 26: Eat. Drink. Do.

Find out what to eat, drink and do today

March 23, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, for RedEye

EAT

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Mayne Stage 1328 W. Morse Ave. 773-381-4551
Feed your body and your mind at Fear No Art: The Dinner Party as Three Aces chef Matt Troost serves up appetizers while Elysabeth Alfano of WTTW-TV Ch 11's "Fear No Art" hosts a dinner conversation with blues musician Billy Branch, poetry slam creator Marc Kelly Smith and MCA curator Naomi Beckwith.
7 p.m. $25; $13 for conversation only.

AB FAB
Fabcakes 714 N. Wells St. 312-397-3300
Need a pick-me-up? Stop in at the European-style River North bakery for a red velvet bonbon filled with a light buttercream and fresh fruit ($1.50) or a latte with house-made lavender or pepper-fig syrup ($3.75-$4.10).
7 a.m.-6 p.m.

DRINK

NAUGHTY AND NICE

Spin 800 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-7711
It's down to the final five contestants on "RuPaul's Drag Race" and you can cheer on local queens Phi Phi O'Hara and Dida Ritz at the official Logo-TV viewing party with $4.50 Absolut vodka cocktails and $4 Miller Lite and Coors Light beers. Then, lip-synch your heart out at karaoke. 9 p.m.

GRAPE TASTE
Vivo 838 W. Randolph St. 312-733-3379
Meet winemaker Ted Seghesio and members of his team at the Seghesio Wine Tasting, which includes samples of the house's 2011 Vermentino, 2008 Venom and 2010 Home Ranch zinfandel plus pre-releases of their 2009 San Lorenzo and 2010 Costiera pinot noir, all served with appetizers from executive chef Vicente Duran. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $40. RSVP required: 707-433-3579 or  abohi@seghesio.com

DO

PINS AND NEEDLES
The Crocodile Lounge 1540 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-252-0880
Chicago nightlife personality Jojo Baby conjures up dark fantasies as host of the Monday Night Creature Feature, a weekly horror-themed dance party featuring music by DJs Andy Stroble and Peter Propaganda, L.E.D. light shows in a crypt-like setting, performances by the Creature Feature go-go dancers and complimentary pizza. Tonight, Jojo celebrates Clive Barker and his iconic character Pinhead with a "Hellraiser-Cenobite" theme. 10 p.m. No cover with drink purchase.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
The Shedd Aquarium (1200 S. Lake Shore Drive) extends its closing time to 8 p.m. through Friday for spring break.

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