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Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Fried clams at Fish Bar
Fried clams at Fish Bar (Christopher Borrelli/Tribune )
October 03, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts for RedEye

EAT

Dishes of Fishes
Fish Bar 2956 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-687-8177

The Lincoln Park spot kicks off a five-day celebration of all things seafood with the Kick'en Back with Eastern Clams and Misty Point Oysters menu featuring seafood from by Ballard Fish and Oyster Company. Chow down on Manhattan clam chowder, oysters three ways and more served with six draft beer tastings including Ommegang Witte, Victory Golden Monkey and more. 11 a.m-midnight. $35.

Five for Five
La Madia 59 W. Grand Ave. 312-329-0400

Chef-owner Jonathan Fox commemorates the River North pizzeria's fifth anniversary with $5 lunch and late-night pizzas with toppings such as shaved artichoke, parmesan and garlic. 11:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.

DRINK

Back in Time (FREE!)
Frontier 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-772-4322

Covert cocktailing club Speakeasy Chicago celebrates a year of weekly events with the Secret Speakeasy Anniversary party featuring hosted cocktails (8-10 p.m.), complimentary appetizers (9 p.m.) and live music. Prohibition-era attire is encouraged. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. RSVP required: E-mail speakeasychi@gmail.com for the entrance password.

DO

Clean Living
Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-404-7336

To bathe or not to bathe? That is the question in "The Mistakes Madeline Made," a dark comedy by Elizabeth Meriwether, creator and writer of Fox TV's "New Girl," in which a soul-crushing job and unexpected loss propel a young woman into a war against all things clean. LiveWire Chicago Theatre stages the Chicago premiere. 8 p.m. $10. Tickets: greenhousetheater.com.

Freedom and Football (FREE!)
Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium 400 S. State St. 312-345-3203

Coach Luma Mufleh—herself a native of Jordan—founded the Fugees (short for refugees) soccer team in Georgia with boys from 28 war-torn countries. She discusses her story—and that of her players—which is the subject of the best-selling book, "Outcasts United" and a forthcoming Universal Pictures film. 5:30 p.m. RSVP recommended: facinghistory.org.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

More than 50 chefs and mixologists throw down at the Oct. 12 Meals on Wheels Chicago Celebrity Chef Ball: mealsonwheelschicago.org.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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