Sample Lagunitas beers with food pairings at Two in West Town. (Bill Hogan / Chicago Tribune )
Lagunitas Pairing Dinner
Two 1132 W. Grand Ave. 312-624-8363
Meet the brewers and chef Tom Van Lente over passed appetizers and a Lagunitas cocktail; then, dine on four courses of locally sourced food including potato-crusted whitefish with spaghetti squash and maple syrup aioli served with Little Sumpin' Wild ale and house-smoked pork with Censored rich copper ale. 6:30 p.m. $75. Phone RSVP required by noon.
Roast The Goat, We're Killing The Curse
Sweet Baby Ray's 3478 N. Clark St. 773-975-7427
In honor of the Cubs' final home game, you can do your part to help remove the mythical Curse of the Billy Goat at this outdoor goat roast featuring $2 goat sliders with onion, garlic, cilantro and feta-infused vinaigrette, which you can wash down with $3.50 Baderbrau beer specials. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. No cover.
Prasino 1846 W. Division St. 312-878-1212
The Wicker Park spot celebrates its second anniversary, its Wine Spectator award and its new bar—complete with a nine-cooler wine library—by offering 50 percent discounts on its entire bottle selection, including Storybook Mountain Antaeus (regularly $72). Bonus: All are served with complimentary Italian bar snacks and charcuterie. 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Los Geek Hermanos: A 'Breaking Bad' Quiz
Municipal Bar 216 W. Ohio St. 312-951-2125
Gear up for the AMC show's Sept. 29 finale with Geeks Who Drink host Jeanette Cerami and your team of up to six for an eight-round pub quiz covering all five seasons, which takes place simultaneously in 18 cities. Your meth math—and your Walter White factoid mastery—could win you prizes. 8 p.m. $5.
(Free!) Write Club
The Poetry Foundation 61 W. Superior St. 312-787-7070
Fighting words fly at this high-energy competition where writing duos face off with humorous essays on themed topics and the audience determines the winners. The bouts feature Diana Slickman (prose) and J.W. Basilo (poetry); Edward Thomas-Herrera (page) and Barrie Cole (stage); and Emily Rose (rhyme) and creator-host Ian Belknap (reason). 7 p.m.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.