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Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • A selection of brews and bites are only $2-$4 Thursdays at Pecking Order.
A selection of brews and bites are only $2-$4 Thursdays at Pecking Order. (Courtesy of Pecking Order )
October 16, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

New Thursday Specials

Pecking Order 4416 N. Clark St. 773-907-9900

Keep both your belly and your wallet full with $3-$4 specials including longaniza sausage dogs with spicy cabbage slaw and chicharron, two-piece fried chicken dishes and more, which you can team up with budget-friendly $3 sangrias and $2 domestic beers. 5-10 p.m.

DRINK

The Return of Cleetus

Fountainhead 1970 W. Montrose Ave. 773-697-8204

Raise a glass—or several—with chef Cleetus Friedman, who removes his chef's coat for a tap takeover featuring 13 collaborative beers ($6-$9) he's developed with eight Midwest brewers including Solemn Oath, Haymarket, Greenbush, Dark Horse and more, which can also be paired with Friedman's signature plates or a selection of whiskeys. 7 p.m.

DO

Vida y Alma Sugar Skull Workshop

Chicago Truborn 1418 W. Division St. 773-420-9764

Get in the spirit of the Day of Dead with Mexican-American artist Teresa Magana, who leads a BYOB class with all craft supplies included where you decorate two pieces to take home—a ceramic "skullie" and your choice of a paper mache mask or a full skull head. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $30; or $50 for two people. Register: chicagotruborn.com

25th Anniversary Bash

Hubba-Hubba 2040 W. Roscoe St. 773-477-1414

The Roscoe Village apparel and accessories store celebrates a quarter century with a 25 percent discount on a single item, a La Pucara jewelry trunk show, champagne, pastries, swag bags with the first 25 purchases and a $100 gift card for the evening's 25th customer. 5-8 p.m. No cover.

(Free!) Gallery Launch: Chicago Is

Green Exchange 2545 W. Diversey Parkway, second floor

Browse paintings, screen prints, photography and more by local artists Joyce Owens, Dan Grzeca, Zissou of FugScreens Studios, Christopher May and Angie Mejia—plus Bucketfeet canvas shoe designer Aaron Firestein—as DJ Limbs spins on the turntables. 5-9 p.m. RSVP recommended: chicagois.eventbrite.com

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Get two-for-one tickets to see author Helen Fielding ("Bridget Jones's Diary") at Friday's Trib Nation event: helenfielding.eventbrite.com

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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