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Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

Chicago events and things to do Nov. 29. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

  • Sliders at Epic
Sliders at Epic
November 26, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

5 RABBIT PRIX FIXE
Takito Kitchen 2013 W. Division St. 773-687-9620
Give thanks for this farm-to-table Thanksgiving weekend dinner with 5 Rabbit Cerveceria beer pairings. Dishes include king crab-pumpkin gratin with jalapeno, lemon and parmesan; smoked pork belly with roasted squash and Trinidad pepper glaze; and grilled lamb chop with cheese polenta, brussels sprouts, mole negro, crispy sage and pomegranate. 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Noon-8 p.m. Sunday. $37.

BLACK FRIDAY DINING DISCOUNT
Epic 112 W. Hubbard St. 312-222-4940
Show your server at this River North restaurant a Black Friday retail receipt and get a 25 percent discount on all menu items including tuna tartare ($13-$15) and a short rib steak sandwich ($12). Or stop by from 5-7 p.m. when the entire lounge food menu—with choices such as mini-Cuban sandwiches and sliders—is half-price. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday.

DRINK

HOLIDAY COCKTAIL SPECIALS
Kanela 1552 N. Wells St. 312-255-1206
Stop in this Old Town cafe for $18 bottomless mimosas with a food order and $8 winter cocktails, including the Spiked Pumpkin Latte (with dark rum, Kahlua and Baileys), RumChata Chai Toddy and Kanela Radler (Stiegl Radler beer, vodka, St. Germain elderflower liqueur and grapefruit juice). 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday.

DO

RAP KARAOKE
Jerry's 1938 W. Division St. 773-235-1006
Fight for your right to spit some rhyme at the first anniversary party for this hip-hop-themed karaoke night where DJs Trew and E. Brown spin underground anthems and house party classics and hip-hop artists Psalm One and Lady GemStar—along with rapper Fluff Nasty—host the action. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. No cover.

FUNNY HA-HA: THANKS A LOT
Hideout 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. 773-227-4433
Keep your holiday weekend party going at this comedic reading series starring "Bitches Gotta Eat" blogger Samantha Irby, The Moth GrandSlam champion Shannon Cason, The Encyclopedia Show co-founder Robb Q. Telfer, comedian Amy Sumpter, filmmaker Steve Delahoyde and host Claire Zulkey. Proceeds benefit the Neighborhood Writing Alliance. 6:30 p.m. Friday. $5.

"A SACK FULL OF COAL"
Gorilla Tango Theatre 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-598-4549
A six-person cast ushers in the season with sketches about rampant shopping, awkward gift exchanges and other holiday lowlights in Whiskey Wry Productions' debut comedy show, which also features an appearance by St. Nicholas' demon companion, Krampus. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 14. Tickets: gorillatango.com

"IT'S A WONDERFUL PRO-LIFE"
Studio Be 3110 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-248-5900
Comedy group 4 Days Late ("Jersey Shore the Musical") performs their original play-within-a-play farce in which the ensemble attempts to record a radio show satirizing holiday commercialism and must band together to complete it when one member hijacks the show for his own purposes. 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 28. $15-$20. Tickets: studio-be.org

"ONCE UPON A PEOPLE"
Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center 4450 N. Clark St. 773-769-4451
Black Ensemble Theater makes the holiday magic happen with the world premiere of this African fairy-tale "dancesical" by associate director Rueben D. Echoles in which a prince and princess lead the audience into mystical experiences in a mythical land through spoken word, music and dance to learn to embrace the joy of living. 3 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday. Through Dec. 29. $45. Tickets: ticketmaster.com

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Drop off a new, unwrapped toy at Sprinkles (50 E. Walton St.) from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 1-15 and get a free cupcake of your choice.

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