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Wednesday May 16, 2012

May 15, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, RedEye

EAT

NEW AND IMPROVED

Volare, 201 E. Grand Ave. 312-410-9900

Spring is for makeovers at this Streeterville spot, which recently reopened after a facelift and expansion into the space next door. The new menu features small plates and five Neapolitan pizzas ($9-$12) from the new pizza oven. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

PATIO SET

Fulton's on the River, 315 N. LaSalle St. 312-642-5097

Network for a good cause at Lincoln Park Young Professionals' Party on the Patio, which features appetizers from six local chefs—including seared scallops with tomato jam from Fulton's on the River and Carolina pulled pork sandwiches from Jake Melnick's—plus cocktails, desserts and a silent auction to benefit Catholic Charities' self-sufficiency programs. 6-9 p.m. $30.

DRINK

GLUG, GLUG, JUG!

The Green Lady, 3328 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-525-5571

Grab a $3 PBR or one of 30 craft brews on tap—including a $7 Green Flash Hop Head Red—as the nine-time Grammy Award-winning members of Mr. Mayor and the Highballers take the stage for a high-energy jug band set featuring rowdy renditions of '30s and '40s jazz and blues tunes. 9-10 p.m. No cover.

DO

CUT. IT. OUT.

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

Whether you grew up loving or hating "Full House," you'll see a darker side of the classic TV sitcom in "Attend the Tale of Danny Tanner: A 'Full House' Musical," a dark musical comedy in which a plot to avenge mom Pamela Tanner's death goes awry. 7:30 p.m. $15.

(Free!) "WORKING" LIFE

Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. 312-943-9090

Celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Chicago literary legend Studs Terkel as Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan hosts presentations by author Alex Kotlowitz ("There Are No Children Here"), Drinking & Writing duo Sean Benjamin and Steve Mosqueda, former Chicago Public Radio personality Alison Cuddy and others, music by Bucky Halker and Jon Langford and complimentary refreshments. 5:30-8 p.m.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Plan ahead for Chicago Park District's Movies in the Parks series: chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/movies/

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