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  • No Easter plans? Owen & Engine has your beer and lamb needs covered.
No Easter plans? Owen & Engine has your beer and lamb needs covered. (Barry Brecheisen/For RedEye )
March 27, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Easter Brunch

Trenchermen 2039 W. North Ave. 773-661-1540

A three-course prix-fixe brunch awaits in Wicker Park featuring five main course selections including cinnamon-roasted leg of lamb with butterball potatoes and fava beans or the Trenchermen Benedict with house-cured lomo (pork tenderloin), plus starter choices such as a sauerkraut bagel with house-cured salmon and pickled onions and desserts including Nutella panna cotta or lamb cake with fresh berries. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $28.

Lamb Special

Owen and Engine 2700 N. Western Ave. 773-235-2930

Chef Kevin Church serves up a Slagel Farms roasted leg of lamb with a ragout of asparagus, spring onions and new potatoes for your Sunday brunch or dinner at the British-style gastropub. Add one of 20 draft beers ($5-$10) and make it a Yeast-er Easter. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 5-10 p.m. Sunday. $19.

DRINK

Drink the Punch

Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600

The bar unveils its new handcrafted punch-on-tap program with a $6 Armada Punch—made from silver tequila, grapefruit, lime, mint-black pepper tea and dry vermouth—which makes its entrance during the bar's weekly Honky Tonk happy hour featuring the Hoyle Brothers. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. No cover.

[Bleep]Show

Shambles 2050 W. Division St. 773-486-0200

Toast the comedians with a hosted Fireball whiskey shot—and follow that up with a $6 PBR tallboy and Fireball shot—as hosts Ever Mainard and Rasa Gierstikas present sets by local jokesters Adam Burke, Caitlin Bergh, Megan Gailey, Sonia Denis, Emily Walker and Goodrich Gevaart and invite audience interaction for prizes and giveaways. 8:30 p.m. Friday. No cover.

Nickel & Dimed

Beauty Bar 1444 W. Chicago Ave. 312-226-8828

Dig the change out of your pocket for a 50-cent Schlitz—to accompany free Pie Eyed pizza while it lasts—or splurge on additional specials including $3 Old Styles, $4 well drinks and the signature $10 martini and manicure combo as you groove to beats by guest DJs Johnny Walker, Huggies Supreme and Travis Machel. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. No cover.

DO

The Late Live Show

iO 3541 N. Clark St. 773-880-0199

Lucas Neff—the Chicago native best known as Jimmy Chance on Fox-TV's "Raising Hope"—joins host Joe Kwaczala onstage for this talk show-style program which also features comedy sketches and musical guests Brighton MA, whose songs have been featured on "Gossip Girl," "One Tree Hill" and more. 11:59 p.m. Saturday. $5. Tickets: thelateliveshow.com.

Trans 100 Launch Event

Mayne Stage 1328 W. Morse Ave. 773-381-4554

Activist Kokumo hosts this inaugural event—which debuts on the International Transgender Day of Visibility—celebrating the breadth and diversity of positive arts accomplishments by, for and about the trans community with remarks by writer Janet Mock and filmmaker Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler and live performances by singer-songwriters Namoli Brennet and Joe Stevens. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Donations accepted.

(Free!) Waxahatchee

Permanent Records 1944 W. Chicago Ave. 773-278-1744

She's part of this summer's Pitchfork lineup, but you can get a preview from the Alabama-born songwriter also known as Katie Crutchfield—who made a name for herself in the band P.S. Eliot with her twin sister Allison—when she arrives in the Ukrainian Village for an in-store performance. 6 p.m. Friday.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Get tickets for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo April 26-28 at McCormick Place: c2e2.com.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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