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  • Up your cooking game with a demo (and cocktail pairings) at Mercadito.
Up your cooking game with a demo (and cocktail pairings) at Mercadito. (Mercadito )
December 09, 2013|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Holiday Cooking Demo

Mercadito 108 W. Kinzie St. 312-329-9555

Spice up your kitchen repertoire with chef Patricio Sandoval who leads preparations for a five-course Holiday Traditions of Mexico menu with cocktail pairings including Callos de Hacha (pan-seared diver scallops with potato, leek and roasted jalapeno fundido) and the pisco-based Cocktail Navideno. 6:30 p.m. $65. Phone RSVP required. Menu: mercaditorestaurants.com/chicago

DRINK

Community Grant Night

Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar 960 W. 31st St. 773-890-0588

Drink up for a good cause—the Bridgeport bar donates all proceeds from the evening's sales of A Dark & Stormy Night in Bridgeport ($7), The Oxley Corpse Reviver ($8) and a bartender's choice pale ale ($6-$7) to the Benton House Food Pantry's community efforts. 7-11 p.m. No cover.

DO

(Free!) MCA Curator Tour: City Self

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago Ave. 312-280-2660

Imbibe some culture for lunch as senior curator Dieter Roelstraete leads an exploration into the art and creative process of New York-based filmmaker Sarah Morris' "City Self" film in its American premiere at the museum. The exhibition also includes additional works from the museum's collection exploring explore city life. Noon.

A Special Evening with Max Maven

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

Discover what's on the mind of the person sitting next to you as the renowned mentalist and magician presents an interactive performance and optional post-show discussion. Magic Chicago's Robert Charles and Benjamin Barnes host. 7:30 p.m. $25; $40 for performance and discussion. Tickets: stage773.com

Hulk 101: Accident Fallacy

Hungry Brain 2319 W. Belmont Ave. 773-709-1401

The superhero is addressed as high art, kitsch, god and Kanye West subject in performances and presentations by The Atlantic and Slate correspondent Noah Berlatsky, Bad at Sports blogger Dana Bassett, Ladydrawers Comics Collective member Lindsey Smith and queer comics and fiber artist Rachel N. Swanson, presented by the Homeroom arts organization. 9 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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