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Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • M Henry is just one of the stops on Andersonville's vegetarian-friendly food crawl.
M Henry is just one of the stops on Andersonville's vegetarian-friendly… (Jos? M. Osorio / Chicago…)
August 06, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Taste of Andersonville

Swedish American Museum 5211 N. Clark St. 773-728-2995

Grab a passport and head to 12 neighborhood restaurants including Andes Restaurant and M Henry on a vegetarian-friendly route ($25-$30), which also includes additional stops at 4 Paws and Koval Distillery for beer and cocktail tastings. 6-9 p.m. RSVP by noon: andersonville.org; or pay at the door.

DRINK

Cityswarm Patio Series

Frontier 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-772-4322

Get over the hump at this beer garden bash where you can refresh yourself with two hosted Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy beers and 20 percent discounts on select appetizers (regularly $7-$12) including white bean hummus, lollipop chicken wings and pulled boar sandwiches. 6-8 p.m. $15-$20. RSVP: bit.ly/CSFrontier.

DO

Time Machine: Comedy Through History

Gorilla Tango Theatre 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-598-4549

100 Proof Comedy founder Jamie Campbell takes you back 1986 for a variety show featuring comedians Ben Vigeant and Greg Guiliano ("The Telethon," "Disaster"), The Puterbaugh Sisters and others who represent the era of Pound Puppies, "Pee Wee's Playhouse" and the Iran-Contra affair with themed sketches. 10 p.m. $10. Tickets: gorillatango.com.

Alfresco Movie Night

Chicago Firehouse 1401 S. Michigan Ave. 312-786-1401

Head to the patio for the classic Gary Cooper-Grace Kelly Western, "High Noon"—which does not screen at high noon but rather at dusk—and settle in with themed cocktails and menu specials including barbecue-basted pork tenderloin with smoky honey-thyme black beans ($22). Restaurant hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. No cover.

Natural Gas

The Gift Theatre 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-283-7071

The Second City improviser and faculty member Rachael Mason joins the cast during its fifth anniversary of weekly improv comedy shows where a single audience suggestion sends them on a journey through randy inappropriateness. In honor of said anniversary, you can also attend special 10 p.m. shows Thursday-Saturday. 8 p.m. $5. Tickets: thegifttheatre.org.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

RSVP for the Taste of the Nation culinary benefit August 14 at Navy Pier: ce.strength.org/chicago.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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