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  • Corin Roddick, one half of Purity Ring, performs at DJ set at The Mid this weekend.
Corin Roddick, one half of Purity Ring, performs at DJ set at The Mid this… (Skip Bolen / WireImage )
February 27, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Now Re-Opened

Ranalli's 1925 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-642-4700

Check out the renovations Four Corners Tavern Group has made to the iconic Lincoln Park pizza restaurant including back bar stadium seating and a king's table with integrated beer taps which seats up to 12. The menu features such options as Ranalli's traditional meatball trio ($9)—also available in turkey or bison—and Hawaiian pizza with habanero barbecue sauce, honey-baked ham, gruyere cheese and grilled pineapple ($12.95-$24.95). 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday.

New Menu

The Bar on Buena 910 W. Buena Ave. 773-525-8665

The Buena Park bar celebrates its 10th anniversary with a revamped menu from chef Cleetus Friedman—also of Fountainhead—which features burgers and Mexican fare such as the half-pound Joaquin Fiero burger dressed with toasted pecan molé, aged cotija cheese, cilantro and red onion, served with a side ($12). 5 p.m.-midnight Friday; 11:30 a.m.-midnight Saturday; 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.

DRINK

Orange Carpet Oscar Soiree & Tweet-Up

Nellcote 833 W. Randolph St. 312-432-0500

Join celebrity stylist Suzanne Kopulos of Garmental, who leads live social media postings of the on-screen action over $10 pizzas and $10 themed cocktails including The Wolf of Wall Street (bourbon, sweet vermouth, Campari, orange bitters) and the Gravity (vodka, Sorel liqueur, lime, allspice syrup). Partial proceeds benefit breast cancer charity Bright Pink. 6 p.m. Sunday. No cover.

Golden Gala

The Logan Theatre 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-342-5555

Get your glamour on with event producers No Small Plans and South Social & Home, who team up for this big-screen Oscar viewing party which includes a custom cocktail, subsequent cash bar, raffle, complimentary popcorn, appetizers and small bites from Parson's Chicken & Fish. 5 p.m. Sunday. $25. Tickets: goldengala.brownpapertickets.com

Chicago Fringe Festival Lottery Party

Fischman's Liquors and Tavern 4780 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-545-0123

Be among the first to learn which 37 of 100 local, national and international acts are selected for the 2014 Festival—which takes place August 28-Sept. 7—during a live drawing which includes $6 bloody marys, $1 discounts on the bar's 20 draft craft beers and an appearance by the Wagyu Wagon food truck. 1 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

DO

Music Frozen Dancing

Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600

"If you can't beat it, join it" is the philosophy behind this outdoor winter block party featuring live music by Marnie Stern, Heavy Times and Diarrhea Planet, interim sets by the Rabble Rabble DJs, a $4 chili buffet, $5 Goose Island beers, a hot apple cider station and a free indoor post-party show. The event name is a play on the bar's awning, which reads, "Music Friendly Dancing." 1-6 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University 50 E. Congress Parkway 800-982-2787

Wrap up Black History Month with one of the country's preeminent modern dance troupes as they present a rotating repertory of works spanning six decades. Each program's finale features the company's explosive 1960 signature work, "Revelations," a gospel music-backed suite that explores the African-American experience. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through March 9. $32-$92. Tickets: ticketmaster.com/auditorium

Corin Roddick

The Mid 306 N. Halsted St. 312-265-3990

The male half of Canadian electronic music duo Purity Ring jumps on the decks for a DJ set and Been Trill, Hey Champ, Greg Corner and resident DJ Zebo get your dancing shoes warmed up with opening sets. A $10 VIP ticket option guarantees entry with arrival before 11:30 p.m. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday. No cover. Tickets: clubtix.com

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Buy tickets now for the Good Food Festival and Localicious party March 13-15: goodfoodfestivals.com

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