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Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

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February 12, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Beer And Pizza: A Love Worth Celebrating

Dimo's Pizza 1615 N. Damen Ave. 773-525-4580

Celebrate the union of craft beer and pizza with all-you-can-eat slices made with Greenbush Brewing yeast and Greenbush beer pairings. The five featured combos include the debut of a limited-release mango IPA beer named Regret, which you can sample with a Vindication slice featuring pork belly, pickled radish, blistered chilies and soy-citrus glaze. 7-9 p.m. $35-$40. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/559509

DRINK

Revolution Brewing Event

High Noon Saloon 1560 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-9339

Meet Revolution's Aimee Quinkert for a showcase of $4-$6 seasonal and year-round brews with suggested food pairings from chef Ruben Beltran's Tex-Mex menu—such as Mean Gene barrel-aged porter ($6) with barbacoa-style chicken enchiladas ($11)—plus themed brewery giveaways and live music from Patrick Kolb (8-11 p.m.). 7 p.m. No cover.

DO

Karen Russell

First United Methodist Church at The Chicago Temple 77 W. Washington St. 312-494-9509

The Pulitzer Prize finalist ("Swamplandia") and Northwestern graduate—also one of the New Yorker's "20 under 40" best fiction writers—discusses her newest story collection, "Vampires in the Lemon Grove," as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival winter series. 6 p.m. $10-$15. Tickets: chicagohumanities.org

Off The Wall

Links Hall at Constellation 3111 N. Western Ave. 773-281-0824

Obie Award-winner Holly Hughes—also one of the NEA Four whose grants were revoked by Congress—hosts a cabaret featuring—on Thursday—Corey Smith (music, spoken word), Amanda Krugliak (solo performance, boxing), Brita Thorne (monologue) and Village Voice Best Performance Artist award-winner Joseph Keckler. 7 p.m. Through Sunday. $10; $5 for students. Tickets: ticketfly.com

Fabulous Ladies Of Fitness

Cole's Bar 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-276-5802

"Love is a Battlefield" is the February theme of this throwback dancercise party for singles and couples where retro spandex-wear is encouraged and where the costumed lady DJs spin songs about thwarted love and triumph over romantic adversity featuring Tina Turner, Bell Biv DeVoe, Hall & Oates and, yep, Pat Benatar. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. No cover.

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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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