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Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Crown the next beer champion at a homebrew competition at Hamburger Mary's.
Crown the next beer champion at a homebrew competition at Hamburger Mary's. (Heather Charles / Chicago…)
April 23, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Nontraditional Beer Dinner

The Dawson 730 W. Grand Ave. 312-243-8955

Brooklyn's Evil Twin Brewing compliments five culinary serving stations, where you can pair such offerings as molasses sweetbreads with Cowboy smoked pilsner and drink a Double Barrel Jesus with whiskey-caramel chocolates. Chat with brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso as DJ Genghis Won provides beats for your dinner. 6-9 p.m. $60. Tickets: the-dawson.com

DRINK

Battle 4 The Paddle

Mary's Attic 5400 N. Clark St. 773-784-6969

Discover the next local beermaster at this tasting competition featuring entries from a dozen home brewers, tours of the Andersonville Brewing facility downstairs, raffles and more. Vote for your favorite; the winning recipe will be produced and served in-house. 7-10 p.m. $18. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com

Smart Ass Trivia

Loafers Bar 2600 W. Lawrence Ave. 773-275-6020

Show off your smarts in every category—history, pop culture, geography, music, sports, even the '80s—at the debut of this dive bar's new quiz night featuring door prizes, $10 domestic buckets and bar gift certificates for the winners. 8 p.m. No cover.

DO

Runway To Reality

Roam 1914 N. Wells St. 312-664-2222

Step into spring at this presentation and trunk show for designer Prabal Gurung's new ICB line where the festivities also include swag bags, Vita Coco cocktails, Mac Cosmetics makeovers, Butter London manicures and more. 6-9 p.m. No cover. RSVP: roamrsvp@bettiebombpr.com

It's In The Bag

Roscoe Village 2000-2236 W. Roscoe St.

Stroll the street during this seventh annual neighborhood promotion and drop in at 15 participating shops—including A Pied shoe boutique, City Olive, Hubba Hubba, Village Paperie & Gifts and The Denim Lounge—for snacks, drinks, bonus gifts with purchases and more. 5-9 p.m.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Noticing costumed folks with light sabers and fake swords on the "L"? The Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo starts Friday at McCormick Place. Check the schedule here: c2e2.com

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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