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  • The Bristol welcomes a guest chef for a multi-course prix-fixe dinner.
The Bristol welcomes a guest chef for a multi-course prix-fixe dinner. (Barry Brecheisen/For RedEye )
May 10, 2013|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Farm Dinner

Lula Cafe 2537 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-489-9554

The menu changes weekly for this three-course prix fixe—not once in the restaurant's 14 years have the Monday offerings been duplicated. This week, it's a vegetarian farm dinner including soup made with Green Acres Farm organic parsnips; a second course featuring a soft-boiled Michigan duck egg and asparagus from Mick Klug Farm; and a dessert incorporating Spence Farm rhubarb. 6-10 p.m. $38.

Guest Chef Dinner

The Bristol 2152 N. Damen Ave. 773-862-5555

Chicago native and James Beard Award-winner Adam Siegel joins executive chef Chris Pandel for a four-course Midwestern dinner showcasing Strauss Family veal with tuna pate and caper vinaigrette; stinging nettle agnolotti with braised escargot, green garlic and Carr Valley cheese; and more—all paired with beers from Wisconsin's O'So Brewing Company. 6 p.m. $75. Phone RSVP required.

DRINK

Dragzilla

Spin 800 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-7711

"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 4 contestant The Princess hosts a drag contest where your fiercest look could win you $100 cash. Sign up by 10:30 p.m. to compete or just grab a $4.50 Absolut cocktail or $4 Coors Light or Miller Lite draft and kick back to watch the action. 11 p.m. No cover.

DO

(Free!) Wake Up! Waltz

Apartment rooftops 4660-68 and 4635-41 N. Broadway

The best seat in the house is on a CTA train or Uptown sidewalk as 20 dancers perform hip-hop variations of the waltz on the buildings' rooftops for morning commuters. Riding the Red Line? Keep an eye out between the Lawrence and Wilson stops. 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through June 5.

The Awkward Phase

The Annoyance Theatre 4830 N. Broadway 773-561-4665

Braces and scrunchies rule at this storytelling night where eight comedians and actors including Brianna Baker ("The TomKat Project"), drag performer Tim Jones-Yelvington and Caitlin Bergh ("Chunks") reveal traumatic adolescent moments first shared on the essay and photo blog of the same name, a runner-up in Chronicle Books' Great Tumblr Book Search contest. 8 p.m. $7.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

RSVP now for a multi-course tasting dinner June 11 at Takashi (1952 N. Damen Ave.): 773-772-6170.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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