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  • Easter brunch at Division Ale House
Easter brunch at Division Ale House (Courtesy of Division Ale…)
April 17, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Easter Brunch Buffet

Pecking Order 4416 N. Clark St. 773-907-9900

Choose from more than a dozen Filipino-inspired dishes, including breakfast options such as Pandesal French toast and eggplant torta with scrambled eggs, housemade longaniza sausage, sides, desserts, fried chicken, poutine, spicy wings and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. $17. RSVP recommended.

Brunch And Adult Egg Hunt

Division Ale House 1942 W. Division St. 773-384-6886

For tradition with a twist, take part in a grown-up hunt for eggs containing candy or gift cards (11 a.m.). Then, treat yourself to a la carte entrees including Irish baked ham with Jameson glaze, roasted red potatoes and vegetables ($9.95) and waffle batter-fried chicken tenderloins with breakfast potatoes, maple syrup and bacon compote ($9.95), plus $15 house champagne bottles. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. No cover. RSVP recommended.

DRINK

Firestone Walker Tap Takeover

SideDoor 100 E. Ontario St. 312-787-6768

The new gastropub pulls the handle on its first tap takeover event as Rob Salitore from the California brewery introduces eight on- and off-tap offerings including four-ounce tasting portions of Parabola ($4) and 22-ounce bottles of the newly launched Opal Farmhouse ale ($14), served with complimentary passed appetizers. 5:30-9 p.m. Friday. No cover.

Rap Karaoke: 420 Edition

Jerry's 1938 W. Division St. 773-235-1006

April 20 means Easter to some; 420 could mean something else. Grab a mic—and a $7 beer and whiskey shot combo—and commemorate the latter with your own vocal stylings on any marijuana-themed song. You could win prizes including passes to the forthcoming "Godzilla" movie and related swag. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. No cover.

Still The Besk

Sportsman's Club 948 N. Western Ave. 872-206-8054

Bitter is better—at least where Letherbee's Besk malort-style liquor is concerned. Bartenders Wade McElroy and Jeff Donahue collaborate with Analogue's Robert Haynes to mix four one-night-only $8 Besk-based cocktails including Trouble in Paradise made with Besk, Letherbee gin, chamomile-infused vermouth, lemon and bitters. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. No cover.

DO

20x2 Chicago

Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave. 773-525-2508

The question of the night is, "Where are we?" and 20 Chicagoans—including RedEye's social media lady Jessica Galliart, filmmaker Steve Delahoyde and chainmail jewelry designer Rebeca Mojica—answer that question with two-minute multimedia presentations. Gapers Block presents the program, which originated as SXSW festival after-hours programming. 7 p.m. Saturday. $10. Tickets: 20x2.org/chicago

Earth Day Dollar Sale

Buffalo Exchange 1478 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-9558

Take a break from Earth-saving and switch to money-saving as the Wicker Park retailer offers marked-down vintage, one-of-a-kind and everyday basic items for $1 each while quantities last. In honor of the company's 40th anniversary, you can also visit a one-day pop-up shop in a vintage Airstream trailer on the premises. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

Rescue Or Destroy

Gallery Bar 738 N. Clark St. 312-929-2658

Chicago street artists and MCs Werm and DMN Ology battle it out—with visual artwork and rhymes—to exhort audiences to buy their pieces. Vote for your favorite—the victor moves on to a finals competition where the winner earns a Gallery Bar exhibition. The loser? If no one buys their artwork, it gets destroyed. 8-11 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Tickets go on sale Sunday for the Pivot Arts Festival (May 28-June 14 in Edgewater and Rogers Park): pivotarts.org/festival

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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