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  • Check out the retro-fied bar at El's Kitchen revamp party.
Check out the retro-fied bar at El's Kitchen revamp party. (El's Kitchen )
January 30, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Video Revamp
El's Kitchen 1450 W. Webster St. 773-248-5210

Say hello to the new look of this Lincoln Park barbecue and beer spot, which is hosting a party to celebrate a remodel that introduces classic video games, a jukebox and a new menu. Snack on complimentary passed signature appetizers, and compete in a video game challenge for a chance to win dinner for two. 7-9 p.m.

Roll Your Own
Blue Sky Bakery 3720 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-880-9910

Discover the bakery's secrets in a Bread Basics class, where you learn to make their versatile white rolls. Then, enjoy the results with soup and salad—and a glass of your own wine, if you like, as BYOB is encouraged. 7-9 p.m. $25. RSVP required by 3 p.m.

DRINK

Graffiti A Go-Go
Seven Ultra Lounge 1270 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-342-5282

Grab a $3 Miller or Bud Light or $5 Bacardi cocktail and hit the dance floor—with the graffiti-painted Fatal Foxes go-go girls—at Mark'd Up, which features music by DJs Swerv and Kat Attack, a laser and bubble show, complimentary appetizers and live model painting by Nathan Valenzuela of LaserChgo. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5-$10; free before 10:30 p.m. with RSVP: markedup.eventbrite.com.

Cult Classic
Berlin 954 W. Belmont Ave. 773-348-4975

Dress up and get down with L.A. rapper Brooke Candy at the final installment of the Cult goth and seapunk party. Entertainers Zombelle, Molly Soda and Clairy Pear host the bash, which also features $3 Bacardi Bombs, $5 Tropical Sex pints, $2 PBRs and $5.50 42 Below cocktails and sets by DJs Jesse St. John, Teen Witch Fan Club and Matt-Matt. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $10.

DO

Bad Romance
Victory Gardens Theater 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-871-3000

Theater Oobleck remounts "There is a Happiness That Morning Is," co-founder Mickle Maher's 2011 hit comedy about two professors who attempt to save their jobs after they're caught in a compromising position on campus. Their strategy? Lectures—in rhymed verse, no less—on the topics of poet William Blake and public sex. 8 p.m. $15 suggested donation.

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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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