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April 19, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

New for you

Southport & Irving, 4002 N. Southport Ave. 773-857-2890

Broadway Cellars owners Geri and Tom Foley team up with chef Frankie Bocardo (Ceres' Table) for their newest venture, which opens Friday for brunch and dinner with menu items such as corned beef hash with root vegetables, Brussels sprouts and poached eggs ($10) and Loch Duarte Scottish salmon with creamy leeks ($21). 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.

DRINK

A few good drinks

2 Sparrows, 553 W. Diversey Parkway. 773-234-2320

Gin and juice—and other libations—go to the next level at the Few Spirits Dinner. General manager Steven Fladung and Few Spirits owner-distiller Paul Hletko guide you through four savory and sweet courses from chef Greg Ellis paired with cocktails including Few Navy Strength gin with house-made cherry, lime and bitters. 7:30 p.m. Friday. $75 plus tax and gratuity.

Flip out

Joe's Bar, 940 W. Weed St. 312-337-3486

Join a team, bring your own or cheer on your favorites at the fifth annual Flip Cup Tournament, where you can win prizes for best team name, best uniform and last team standing in a double-elimination, bracket-style drinking game competition. Admission includes all-you-can-drink beer and benefits local organization Clearbrook. 2-6 p.m. Saturday. $40.

DO

Tokes and jokes

Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-598-4549

Celebrate 4-20 with cannabis-themed sketch comedy at "Marijuanarama: The Best [bleep] We Got," during which Eek! Theatre Company performs its greatest hits (pun intended) from past "Marijuanarama" shows. 7 p.m. Friday. $15.

Late-night laughs

Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-5252

Local live talk show host Joe Kwaczala kicks off Season 4 of "The Late Live Show" at a new venue with guests Mike Danforth and Ian Chillag of the "How to Do Everything" podcast and musical group Jon Drake & The Shakes. 11:59 p.m. Saturday. $5.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

The Riverfront Theater tent (650 W. Chicago Ave.) returns in May. Tickets for summer shows: riverfronttheater.com.

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

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