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January 15, 2014|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye


Hopothesis Beer Dinner

Brasserie by LM 800 S. Michigan Ave. 312-431-1788

Chat with a brewmaster from the Chicago beer company as you dine on a muenster cheese gratinee with paired with Hopothesis Drafty Window farmhouse ale; then move on to pork shoulder with black pepper caramel, braised in—and served with—Hopothesis IPA plus smashed Yukon gold potatoes and a frisee salad. 5-9 p.m. $20.

My Word Is My Bond Beer Dinner

SmallBar Division 2049 W. Division St. 773-772-2727

Local brewery Solemn Oath is the star of this four-course "food flight" prix fixe featuring small plate and beer pairings such as she-crab soup with blood orange zest served with Solemn Oath Oubliette and dry-aged beef ribeye with cauliflower puree, roasted pearl onions, brown butter and a glass of La Grippe. 7-11 p.m. or until sold out. $40.


Polar Plunge Chicago Recruitment

Progress Bar 3359 N. Halsted St. 312-527-3743

Gear up for—and sign up for—the March 2 Chicago Polar Plunge into Lake Michigan at this bash featuring hosted Svedka vodka cocktails (8-9 p.m.), raffles and giveaways hosted by the Associate Board of Special Olympics Chicago, which serves 5,000 athletes. 8-10 p.m. No cover. More:

Bell's Brewery Night

Tuman's Tap & Grill 2159 W. Chicago Ave. 773-782-1400

Meet Bell's representative Monica Mooney at this tasting event featuring $6-$8 varieties including raspberry ale, double cream stout, the malt-focused Third Coast Old ale and Oarsman ale, plus themed merchandise giveaways. 7 p.m. No cover.


(Free!) Hollywood On State Kick-Off

Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N. State St. 312-846-2600

Discover what the experts from Chicago's longest-running Oscars-viewing party—which takes place March 2—have to say about this year's contenders in a panel discussion featuring Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips, WBEZ's Alison Cuddy, Chicago Reader's J.R. Jones, The A.V. Club and's Ignatiy Vishnevetsky and other film critics. An appetizer and wine reception follows. 4:30 p.m.


Reserve a spot at Big Star's five-course collaboration dinner with Revolution Brewing on Jan. 21 ($50):

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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