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Chouffe Fest
April 30, 2014|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

(Free!) FIRST THURSDAY COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
Berco's Popcorn 810 W. Armitage Ave. 312-642-3726
Meet Lincoln Park business owners and taste free samples of sandwiches from Edzo's Burger Shop and Johnny's Beef & Gyros, cupcakes from Swirlz, libations from Poison Cup, Berco's popcorn and more. 4-7 p.m.

DRINK

CHOUFFE FEST
Logan Square Auditorium 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-252-6179
Legend has it that Brasserie d'Achouffe's Belgian beers are concocted by magical gnomes and you can sip their creations—La Chouffe blonde ale, Mc Chouffe Belgian-Scottish dark ale and Houblon Chouffe triple IPA—in a gnome-ified space filled with larger-than-life-sized board games and decor, stop-animation projections, bites from Wagyu Wagon, DJ beats and more. 7-11 p.m. $10. Tickets: eventbrite.com

CHICAGO COCKTAIL SOCIAL
Galleria Marchetti 825 W. Erie St. 815-354-2068
Condense a citywide bar crawl into one venue as bartenders from 15 hot spots—including Bar Deville, Punch House, Scofflaw, The Dawson and Analogue—converge to socialize and create cocktails at this inaugural bash which includes appetizers and DJ sets. 6-10 p.m. $60. Tickets: hastickets.com/chicagococktailsocial

DO

(Free!) CHICAGO LOOP ALLIANCE: ACTIVATE
Sullivan Center alley Monroe Street between Wabash Avenue and State Street
Immerse yourself in an enclosed outdoor pop-up Johalla Projects gallery featuring light and laser installations from six artists and music spun from a Zipcar DJ booth. 5-10 p.m. RSVP for a drink ticket: do312.com/events/2014/5/1/chicago-loop-alliance

CIMMFEST
Various locations, Wicker Park and Logan Square 773-234-2466
There's no such thing as too much of a good thing at the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, which showcases 70 films and 50 bands at 20 venues over four days. Thursday highlights include Yo La Tengo (8:30 p.m., Concord Music Hall) and a screening of Pat O'Neill's "Water and Power," with live scoring by Califone (9 p.m., Chop Shop). Through Sunday. Free-$20 per event; $35-$150 for passes. Schedule and tickets: cimmfest.org


REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Use the password "premier" from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday to buy presale tickets for Jay Z and Beyonce's July 24 Soldier Field show: ticketmaster.com

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