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Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

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March 29, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Culinary faceoff

Slurping Turtle, 116 W. Hubbard St. 312-464-0466

Watch owner Takashi Yagihashi compete on "Iron Chef America" during this viewing party complete with a projection screen. Want to try the dishes he prepares for the TV judges? They become available a la carte (in addition to the regular menu) as they're revealed on the show. 9 p.m. Sunday.

DRINK

Step right up

Collaboraction, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., third floor

Revelry abounds at Carnaval: Cabaret of Curiosities, Collaboraction's 10th annual benefit, which features hosted wine and beer, sneak-peek excerpts from the upcoming Sketchbook 2012 Festival and "Sixty Miles to Silver Lake" production, live music, mural creation by Sharpie-marker artist Immy Mellin and more. 8 p.m. Saturday. $25-$30.

Bad decisions = good comedy

Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave. 773-281-4444

Tip back a $2 Blatz or $4 "mystery shot" at The Blackout Diaries as comedians Dan Telfer, The Puterbaugh Sisters and host Sean Flannery, and music critic Andy Downing and musician Michael Sanchez—who accidentally won an amateur porn contest—relate tales of drunken mishaps complete with incriminating photos and voicemails. Then, quiz the performers about their bad decisions during a Q&A segment. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $10. RSVP recommended: blackoutdiaries.info.

DO

Post it

Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St. 800-856-8069

Step back in time—from the 1890s to the 1980s—at the International Vintage Poster Fair, which features more than 10,000 pieces for sale by 25 dealers, plus a special "Seven Deadly Sins"-themed exhibition. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $15; free if you're under 25.

Funhouse of falsehoods

Herdegen-Brieske Funeral Home, 1356 W. Wellington Ave. 312-636-8357

Your deceitful ex has nothing on the 10 professional fibbers in the Chicago's Biggest Liar Competition, where Essay Fiesta co-founder Keith Ecker, transgender performance artist Rebecca Kling, comedian Kristen Studard and others spin tall tales and a "Panel of Truth"—a personal injury attorney, an auto mechanic and a psychic—selects the winner. Includes complimentary chocolate fondue. 8 p.m. Saturday. $15.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Get $1 slices (1-5 p.m. Saturday) and half-price pies (1-5 p.m. Sunday) at Pie-Eyed Pizzeria (1111 W. Chicago Ave.).

JULIA BORCHERTS IS A REDEYE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR. METROMIX@TRIBUNE.COM

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