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  • A shareable wagyu taco and margarita at Takito Kitchen.
A shareable wagyu taco and margarita at Takito Kitchen. (Courtesy of Takito Kitchen )
January 21, 2014|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Wagyu Steak Taco

Takito Kitchen 2013 W. Division St. 773-687-9620

This new $20 shareable taco features grilled wagyu steak, foie gras, mushrooms, parmesan, arugula and a black garlic tortilla, which you can pair with new seasonal margaritas including the Cranberry ($11) and Pineapple Serrano ($10) or—if you're really thirsty—a super-sized double of any menu margarita ($16). 5-10 p.m.

DRINK

State of the Art

John Barleycorn River North 149 W. Kinzie St. 312-477-8700

Geodesic Designs launches a pop-up gallery featuring display-ready paintings, sculpture and photography plus complimentary appetizers, one drink ticket, live music and a raffle ticket for works donated by the featured artists, who attend the launch. 7-10 p.m. $5 donation benefits local organization Teen Living Programs.

'Saved By The Bell' Trivia

Rockit Burger Bar 3700 N. Clark St. 773-645-4400

If you used to—or still do—watch episodes of Zack and the gang on repeat, you can make that habit pay off at a special edition of this weekly trivia night which also features half-price wine bottles, $4 Goose Island Green Line drafts and Newcastle pints and $5 Jameson shots. 8-11 p.m. No cover.

DO

Imperfect 10

Town Hall Pub 3340 N. Halsted St. 773-472-4405

The Playground Improv Theater's Matt Barbera celebrates 10 years as its president with a fundraiser featuring raffles, drink specials and hourly short performances of the past decade's greatest hits by seven acts including Dominizuelan, Matt Barats & Friends and Paul Thomas. 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 donation.

Champaint

Chicago Party Animals 1133 W. Fulton Market 773-383-3647

Live like a post-modern artist at this BYOB art-making night from party producers The Numbered Days. Bottle & Bottega artists demonstrate the techniques of Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Mark Rothko and DJ Home Improvement provides the soundtrack as you create a take-home canvas using traditional and experimental paints. Admission includes a flying-paint-thwarting poncho. 7-10 p.m. $45. RSVP recommended: thenumbereddays.com

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

RSVP for the Lotties Pub Dive Bar Crawl on Sunday: lottiespub.com

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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