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Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Try your hand at classic arcade games at Headquarters.
Try your hand at classic arcade games at Headquarters. (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
February 12, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Pre-V

Sola 3868 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-327-3868

Leave the box of candy at the drugstore and satisfy your chocolate craving with a chocolate prix-fixe menu (Monday-Wednesday through Feb. 27) which features a wagyu hanger steak with mashed sweet potatoes, bok choy and chocolate gravy and two additional cocoa-themed courses. 5:30 p.m.-12 a.m. $30; $45 with wine pairings.

Taco Tasting

Koval Distillery 5121 N. Ravenswood Ave. 312-878-7988

The Taquero Fusion taco truck arrives for a pop-up dinner featuring an $8 two-taco taster with options including BBQ Carnitas (pulled pork) and No Carne (veggies), lime-spiked guacamole with tortilla and plantain chips ($5) and more, which you can pre-order at taquerofusionandkoval.eventbrite.com. Then take a 7 p.m. tour of the whiskey distillery for $10 (pre-register at koval-distillery.com), which includes samples. 5-7 p.m.

DRINK

Mmm, Strawberries

Headquarters 950 W. Wolfram St. 773-665-5660

 Stretch your thumbs in preparation for the Ms. Pac-Man Tournament at this Lakeview bar, which pairs the classic arcade game with four fruit-flavored lambic beers including Timmermans Strawberry and Bourgogne des Flandres. If Ms. Pac-Man doesn’t strike your fancy, the bar offers 36 other games to test your skills. 7 p.m. Register for the tournament: http://hqbeercade.com

Sci-fi Trivia

The Atlantic 5062 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-506-7090

Bow ties and time travel, anyone? Geek out with your own kind at Project 891 Theatre Company's "Doctor Who" Trivia Night where fans of the British sci-fi TV series can win themed prizes and the bar offers $4 ales from Maine's Atlantic Brewing Company and $6.95 pork sandwiches to help refresh your memory. 7:30 p.m. $5.

DO

Sounds of Silence

Music Box Theatre 3733 N. Southport Ave. 312-948-4600

Music critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis bring their Sound Opinions radio talk show to the silver screen for Sound Opinions at the Movies, where they discuss Simon & Garfunkel's soundtrack from "The Graduate" with a screening of the Mike Nichols 1967 classic comedy about a recent college graduate (Dustin Hoffman) and his cougar paramour (Anne Bancroft). 7:30 p.m. $10. Tickets: soundopinions.org.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Get tickets for The Vintage Bazaar's Love Hangover Night Market and Party, Friday at Dank Haus: tvblovehangover.eventbrite.com.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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