Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • "Sylvi", hoop dancer, participates in the August RAW showcase.
"Sylvi", hoop dancer, participates in the August RAW showcase. (RAWwards )
December 04, 2013|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Repeal Day Whiskey Pairing

The Drawing Room 937 N. Rush St. 312-266-2694

Small plates from executive chef Tommy Sheean complement four tastings from the Scottish small-batch distiller Compass Box—including a limited edition tribute to iconic Chicago bar Delilah's 20th anniversary—in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the right to legally raise your glass with. 7 p.m. $45. Phone RSVP required.

DRINK

Sofia Boutique Fashion Show

The Underground 56 W. Illinois St. 312-644-7600

Attend a reception with two Prohibition-era cocktails (10-11 p.m.), visit a NARS makeup station and a Blowtique salon braid bar and view an 11 p.m. runway show featuring winter styles from the upscale Gold Coast shop. 10 p.m. No cover. RSVP required: style@theundergroundchicago.com.

Sip & Tip

Nisei Lounge 3439 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-525-0557

Tip one back and tip the guest bartenders—all gratuities benefit the Chicago Artist Coalition's BOLT Residency and HATCH Project programs and the evening's bartenders are program artists and curators—at this fundraiser which also features $4 signature cocktails, $3-$6 hot dogs, veggie dogs and Italian beef sandwiches from E-Dogz, complimentary appetizers from Whole Foods and beats by DJ Lauren Jobe. 7-10 p.m. No cover.

DO

"We Three Lizas"

Stage 773 1225 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-5252

Holiday cheer gets glittery at the opening night of About Face Theatre's quirky, gender-bending musical spoof on "A Christmas Carol" in which three different versions of Liza Minnelli visit a tyrannical cardboard box tycoon whose personal life has hit the skids. 7:30 p.m. $45; $20 for students. Tickets: aboutfacetheatre.com.

Rawards Chicago Showcase

Double Door 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-489-3160

See a fashion show highlighting five designers plus entertainment from four acts including hoop dancers, comedians and hip-hop performers at this showcase for emerging artists from event producer RAW: Natural Born Artists featuring 27 local semi-finalists in nine categories—selected in a worldwide online competition—who vie for a spot in the national finals. 8 p.m.-midnight. $17-$20. Tickets: rawartists.org/chicago.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Post a photo of your commute on Instagram with the hashtag #312commute to participate in RedEye's 312Works project: 312works.tumblr.com

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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