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Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

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Ceres' Table (RedEye file photo )
April 18, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Spring into spring

Ceres' Table, 4882 N. Clark St. 773-878-4882

Spring has sprung at this Ravenswood spot where chef Giuseppe Scurato introduces his locally focused seasonal menu featuring Skuna Bay organic salmon with asparagus, peas, wild mushrooms and grilled ramps ($24), Gunthorp Farm chicken bouillabaisse ($20) and more. 5-10 p.m.

DRINK

Swank it up (free!)

316 Barber Spa, 175 W. Jackson Blvd. 312-880-0316

Head to the "Mad Men"-style financial district men's salon after work to improve your mood with appetizers and a single malt scotch tasting. Then, improve your look with a free Lands' End tie and style tips from Land's End men's designers during a casual meet-and-greet. 5-7 p.m.

Wine unlimited

Venue One, 1044 W. Randolph St. 312-327-0111

Treat yourself to a grown-up version of "kid in a candy store" at the Austria Uncorked benefit for local organization Common Threads, where you can sample hundreds of wines from the European country paired with appetizers from local chefs. Go VIP ($125) for 5:30 p.m. entry, a gift bag and a meet-and-greet with attending winemakers. 6:30-9 p.m. $75.

DO

Project runway

Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St. 312-629-6897

Get inspired at the intersection of art and fashion during the 78th annual SAIC Fashion Show, where more than 40 graduating designers send 70 professional models down the runway to showcase 300 cutting-edge garments. On a budget? Attend the 9 a.m. dress rehearsal ($40). Money no object? Meet designer Cynthia Rowley, gallery owner Bill Powers and art critic Jerry Saltz at The Walk gala (6 p.m., $500.). Noon, 3 p.m. $75.

Look up

Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive 312-922-7827

It's OK to have your head in the clouds at the Adler After Dark mixer, which features telescope viewing, space shows, light appetizers, a cash bar and a site-specific performance of "Starball: A Dreamy Musical Astronomy Show," which combines theater, improv, original music, cosmological inquiry and an exploration of human consciousness. 6-10 p.m. $12-$17 (21+).

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Get tickets for Drake's June 2 show at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre: livenation.com.

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

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