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  • Chicago Sister Cities International Festival 2012
Chicago Sister Cities International Festival 2012
August 02, 2013|By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts | For RedEye

EAT

"Shark Week" Fish Tacos

Gaslight 2426 N. Racine Ave. 773-929-7759

Sink your jaws into a daily-changing $9-$11 seafood taco specials—Monday, it's two BLT shrimp tacos with sriracha aioli, bacon, grape tomatoes and basil salsa with a choice of side ($9)—at all eight Four Corners Tavern Group locations during TV screenings of Discovery Channel's "Shark Week." 5-10 p.m. Through Friday. Additional locations: fourcornerstaverns.com.
 

DRINK

(Free!) Sparkling Wine Tasting

Plum Market 1233 N. Wells St. 312-229-1400

Meet Ferrari wines co-owner and chief winemaker Marcello Lunelli and add some bubbles to your Monday with tastings of four premium Ferrari cuvees made with French grape varieties grown in the Trentino mountains. Like what you taste? Take home a bottle for $20-$35. 7-8:30 p.m.

Black Mass

Jerry's 5419 N. Clark St. 773-796-3777

Step into the void with six rare dark beers ($5.50-$12 per 8-ounce snifter), dark film screenings and dark metal music at this fundraiser where proceeds and tips benefit Jerry's bartender Shay, who underwent brain surgery to remove a "black mass." Featured brews include Founders imperial stout ($5.50) and North Coast Barrel-Aged Rasputin Anniversary XV ($12)—the most expensive keg the bar has ever purchased. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. No cover.


DO

Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph St. 312-742-1168

Cast members from current and upcoming Broadway in Chicago shows—including "Flashdance the Musical," "Evita," "Once," "Motown the Musical," "We Will Rock You," "Ghost the Musical" and more—perform songs from the shows' scores. ABC Channel 7's Janet Davies, Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini host. 6:15 p.m.

(Free!) Chicago Sister Cities International Festival

Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington St. 312-553-4927

Global becomes local at this festival featuring Chicago's 28 sister cities with food stalls, 16 merchandise vendors including Out of Africa (Accra, Ghana) and Provence Village Ltd. (Paris, France) and noon performances—Monday features Shariq Sidz (Lahore, Pakistan) and Pieptone! (Hamburg, Germany). 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through Friday.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Check for upcoming shows at the new Concord Music Hall in our guide on metromix.com.

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