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  • Check out small-batch foods and drinks at Pastoral's Artisan Producer Fest this weekend.
Check out small-batch foods and drinks at Pastoral's Artisan Producer… (Pastoral )
April 24, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Pizza Nights

Floriole Cafe & Bakery 1220 W. Webster Ave. 773-883-1313

The Lincoln Park cafe extends its hours to serve house-made pizza for dinner, along with salads, desserts, wine and beer. This weekend's offerings are a white pie with potatoes, ramps, garlic and lemon creme fraiche, egg yolk, tarragon and chives; and a red pizza with mortadella, ricotta, arugula and chives. 6-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $18-$24.

Pastoral's Artisan Producer Fest

Chicago French Market 131 N. Clinton St. 312-454-2200

Browse cheeses, charcuterie, sweets, beer, wine and spirits from nearly 90 purveyors from around the globe—and meet the artisans who produce them—at this third annual festival of small-batch vittles, which also features demonstrations, book signings and culinary competitions. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

Sunday Supper

Pecking Order 4416 N. Clark St. 773-907-9900

Looking to get acquainted with some new chix? The Filipino-style chicken restaurant debuts a monthly dinner with a new menu each time. The kick-off features slow-braised chicken and pork adobo, fried potatoes with green onion sauce, sauteed cabbage with shrimp and your choice of rice or warm Spanish rolls. 4-7 p.m. Sunday. $24.

DRINK

I Love Logan Square Party

Hairpin Arts Center 2800 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd floor 773-384-4370

Bid on more than 25 neighborhood-centric prize packages at the fifth annual fundraiser for the Logan Square Neighborhood Association that also features games and DJ dance party. Fuel up with snacks for purchase and cool off with Revolution beers, available for an additional donation. 7 p.m.-midnight. Saturday. $10 donation.

Beer 1UP

Emporium Arcade Bar 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-697-7922

Tip one back with the brewmasters from Ale Syndicate, Flesk Brewing, Begyle Brewing and Lake Effect Brewing at this midday bash featuring a Brew Camp home brewing demo, a Brewers vs. Bloggers pinball tournament and $4-$8 new-release craft beers. Arrive in your best beer- or video game-themed T-shirt and you could win a prize. 12-3 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

DO

Chicago's Original Rap Karaoke

Multikulti 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-435-9432

Spit some verse to your favorite hip-hop house party tracks and underground anthems at this party hosted by Psalm One of Rhymesayers, which also features giveaways, DJ sets by Trew and E. Brown and a performance by Chicago rapper Vic Spencer. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday. No cover.

C2E2

McCormick Place 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

Geek out with Natalie Dormer ("Game of Thrones"), Chad Coleman ("The Walking Dead") and dozens more celebrities, artists, comic book writers and genre authors at the fourth annual convention which features exhibitors, panels, screenings and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $25-$40; $55-$65 for a three-day pass. Tickets: c2e2.com.

"'Next Fall"

The BoHo Theatre at Heartland Studio 7016 N. Glenwood Ave. 773-828-9129

AstonRep Theatre Company enters the marriage equality conversation with the Chicago premiere of this Tony Award-nominated dramedy by former "Brothers & Sisters" writer Geoffrey Nauffts about the ups and downs of a gay couple's five-year relationship. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 25. $20; $15 for students. Tickets: astonrep.com.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Cast your vote for your favorite local musical act through 7 p.m. Sunday in our 10th annual Rock 'n' Vote contest: redeyechicago.com/rock.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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