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  • Check out a hip-hop showcase at Lincoln Park's Tonic Room hosted by DePaul student DJ DK.
Check out a hip-hop showcase at Lincoln Park's Tonic Room hosted by… (DJ DK )
May 14, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Bulls Game Promotion

Michael Jordan's Steak House 505 N. Michigan Ave. 312-321-8823

Watch the Bulls take on the Heat (6 p.m.) on TVs in the bar while you nosh on blue cheese fondue with garlic bread ($9) or crispy Italian beef rolls with giardinera and beef broth ($10). If the Bulls win, you win, too—the number of points by which they win becomes the percentage off your food bill. 11 a.m.-midnight.

DRINK

Tequila 101

Carnivale 702 W. Fulton Market 312-850-5005

Get schooled in the spirit's finer points as mixologist Daryl Freeman leads tastings of Casa Noble blanco, El Jimador blanco, El Tesoro reposado and Herradura anejo tequilas paired with savory bites including duck tacos and ropa vieja (braised beef with sweet plantains) from new executive chef Rodolfo Cuadros. 6:30 p.m. $25.

DO

Heavy Rotation: Volume One

Tonic Room 2447 N. Halsted St. 773-248-8400

Chicago based MC DK—also known as DePaul University student Dan Kozerski—debuts a hip-hop showcase featuring headlining duo The Whoevers, opening act Nick Astro and a set by DK himself. DJs Step, JPaz and Cooper Thomas provide between-set beats and drink specials include $5 tallboy and whiskey shot combos. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5.

(Free!) The Prospective Series

Old Town Social 455 W. North Ave. 312-266-2277

Looking to start collecting affordable, original art? Head to the second edition of this quarterly pop-up gallery where Chicago artists Lucy Baird and Caitlyn Hofer showcase curated works by emerging young artists Alli Rooney, Jackie Furtado and Sarah Malorie, all of whom will be available to discuss their pieces. 6-9 p.m.

(Free!) Guts & Glory

Powell's Bookstore 2850 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-248-1444

Bold is beautiful at this monthly live lit show where Essay Fiesta co-founder Keith Ecker and "Bitches Gotta Eat" blogger Samantha Irby host The Paper Machete founder Christopher Piatt, The Kates comedy show host Amy Sumpter and writers Alicia Swiz, Daniel Shapiro and Allen Makere, all of whom spill their guts onstage with true tales. 7 p.m.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Taste of Chicago concert seating tickets (July 10-14) go on sale today: tasteofchicago.us.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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