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Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem
James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem (AP file photo )
July 17, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Wine and dine

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

If you haven't yet tried the new restaurant by Broadway Cellars' Tom and Geri Foley, here's your chance. They host a five-course dinner with Heritage Wines' Gordon Coy and the directors of the family-run Clos LaChance winery. Try fig and balsamic glazed quail paired with Santa Cruz Reserve pinot noir, lamb medallions with Central Coast merlot and more. 6:30 p.m. $65 plus tax and gratuity.

DRINK

Yar!

Belmont Harbor, 3550 N. Recreation Drive 773-871-7245

Step into the pirate's life at Sail & Ale, a 90-minute lake cruise with hands-on sailing instruction and an onboard snack followed by a sunset picnic including two bottles of Coors Light and a Smoke Daddy-catered meal with a vegetarian option. 6:15 p.m. $89. RSVP required by 3 p.m.: cityswarmchicago.com.

DO

Pantry prance

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

Comedy gets a little bit flirty and a little bit dirty at the debut of UnderPants Improv, where female comics in bras and briefs perform PG-13 burlesque-themed short form improv games with names such as "Innuendo," "Glitterbomb!" and "It's Not What It Looks Like." 7:30 p.m. $12.

Rock doc

Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. 773-871-6604

Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy made waves when he decided to disband the group last year at the peak of the group's popularity with an instantly-sold-out Madison Square Garden show. The early screenings of the concert's documentary film,"Shut Up and Play the Hits," have sold out, but if you're willing to stay up late, you can still catch the almost-midnight screening. 11:55 p.m. $12.

Improv battle

Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. 773-935-6875

Comedians get ready to rumble at the ComedySportz World Championship, where 19 ComedySportz teams from across the U.S. and Europe compete for laughs in nine shows with audience suggestions for short scenes, songs and games. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $25 per show or $150 for an all-fest pass.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

"La Soiree"—which features circus arts, vaudeville, burlesque and more—makes its U.S. premiere tonight at the Riverfront Theater: riverfronttheater.com

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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