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Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

July 23, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Beer-becue

Burger Bar, 1578 N. Clybourn Ave. 312-255-0055

Taste and drink your way through indoor-outdoor food and beer stations at the Ommegang Brewing B.B.Q. and Beer Bash, which features such combos as Chicago-style baby back ribs and apple slaw paired with Ommegang Abbey Dubbel and Kansas City-style brined and applewood-smoked free range turkey with mac 'n' cheese plus an Ommegang Witte. 7 p.m. $69. RSVP recommended: burgerbarchicago.com.

DRINK

Sip for charity

Barrio Urban Taqueria, 714 W. Diversey Parkway 773-360-8316

Ready to multi-task? You can observe National Tequila Day and contribute to a good cause at the Oro Azul Tequila Tasting, where you sample anejo, blanco and estate-bottled reposado varieties with Oro Azul ambassador Shawn Gentile. Partial proceeds from admission—which also includes passed appetizers and your choice of house margarita—benefit the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. 6-8 p.m. $20.

Tequila your fancy

HUB 51, 51 W. Hubbard St. 312-828-0051

Agave, limes and shakers are at the forefront of this National Tequila Day celebration, where you can say "ole" with $6 classic and prickly pear margaritas made with Avion tequila. 11 a.m.-midnight.

DO

Stripped-down humor

Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. 773-784-6969

The only thing naked is the politics at Democracy Burlesque's new sketch comedy revue, "Run Dick Run," in which the troupe satirizes gender inequalities, testosterone and male performance issues in the political arena and elsewhere. Partial proceeds benefit various local charities. 7:30 p.m. $15; $10 for students.

Rainbowl laughs

Zanies, 1548 N. Wells St. 312-337-4027

Come out—so to speak—to the Queer Comedy One Year Anniversary show where founder Adam Guerino (also of The Sarcastic Squad) hosts stand-up performances by co-headliners Ever Mainard and James Fritz, plus Brian Henning ("Best Church of God"), Kimberly Marion (Y So Funny) and Kathryn Evans (Outloud Chicago). 8:30 p.m. $10-$15 plus a two-drink minimum.

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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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