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  • Epic introduces a seasonal menu that highlights chestnuts.
Epic introduces a seasonal menu that highlights chestnuts. (Barry Brecheisen for RedEye )
December 07, 2012|By Julia Borcherts for RedEye

EAT

Holiday Mangia

The Rosebud
1500 W. Taylor St. 773-325-9700

Learn to cook for the holidays like everyone's favorite Italian grandmother at a Rosebud Culinary Class, where chef Michael Ponzio demonstrates seafood favorites including linguine scungilli, merluzzo (cod) livornese and fish salad, plus a holiday dessert—then enjoy the results with wine pairings. 7-9:30 p.m. $55. RSVP required.

Go Nuts

Epic Restaurant
112 W. Hubbard St. 312-222-4940

Nothing says "happy holidays" like chestnuts—and in this case, a four-course, chestnut-centric prix-fixe dinner featuring lobster and chestnut risotto with saffron butter; blood oranges with toasted chestnuts, watercress and feta cheese; venison osso bucco with chestnut puree and tempura broccolini; and chestnut mousse with milk chocolate cream. 5:30-10 p.m. $48; $70 with wine pairings.

DRINK

Good as Gould

A.J. Hudson's Public House
3801 N. Ashland Ave. 773-348-2767

Watch Monday Night Football with Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould as he hosts a fundraiser for his Golden Touch foundation. Ticket includes an appetizer buffet, select beer, wine and cocktails, raffles and a viewing of the Texans vs. Patriots game. 7-9 p.m. $55.

DO

Tales of the Weird

Neo-Futurarium
5153 N. Ashland Ave. 312-409-1954

Barrel of Monkeys teams up with Sideshow Theatre Company for "Chicago's Weird, Grandma" in which both companies perform sketches based on tales created by elementary school students in Chicago Public Schools. 8 p.m. $12.

Shadow Show

Dream Theatre Company
556 W. 18th St. 773-552-8616

Find out whether or not the boy finally decides to grow up in "Peter Pan's Shadow Part Three: Foreverland," the third installment in artistic director Jeremy Menekseoglu's dark trilogy inspired by the classic J.M. Barrie tale, in which Peter attempts to lure Wendy back to a ruined Neverland as Tinker Bell's romantic desperation for Peter increases. 8 p.m. $15-$18.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Get your last minute shopping done with our holiday gift guide on redeyechicago.com.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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