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  • 25 Degrees burger restaurant and bar in River North debuts a new brisket burger for charity.
25 Degrees burger restaurant and bar in River North debuts a new brisket… (Lenny GIlmore / RedEye )
May 07, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

BBQ Brisket Burger

25 Degrees 736 N. Clark St. 312-943-9700

Dine out for a good cause with this $12 specialty sandwich, which features slow-cooked barbecued brisket, a sirloin patty, Cardona cheese, crispy fried onions, arugula and pineapple barbecue sauce. It's available through May 31 and partial proceeds benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. 11 a.m.-midnight.

DRINK

Awesomest NFL Draft

Municipal Bar & Dining Co. 216 W. Ohio St. 312-951-2125

Get pumped for football season with the folks from Bacon Sports at this viewing party—which benefits local organization Chicago Cares—where your donation includes one Magic Hat #9 or Dream Machine beer plus giveaways of more than 100 bacon-, sports- and beer-related gift cards, swag bags and event tickets. 6:30-10 p.m. $10 donation at the door. RSVP: baconsports.com

Spirits and Tequila Festival

La Luce 1393 W. Lake St. 312-850-1900

In conjunction with Latino Fashion Week, you can sample more than 45 spirits and summer cocktails at this outdoor bash which also features appetizers, themed live and DJ music and a Latin-inspired fashion show from Benjamin Cottrell Designs. 6-9 p.m. $25-$35. Tickets: eventbrite.com

DO

(Free!) CineYouth Festival

Columbia College Film Row Cinema 1104 S. Wabash St. 312-683-0121

Fred Savage—"The Wonder Years" actor, Chicago native and director of such TV shows as "Modern Family," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "2 Broke Girls" and the forthcoming "Garfunkel and Oates"—discusses his career and offers tips for aspiring filmmakers at the opening night of this three-day showcase of works by filmmakers 21 and younger. A reception follows. 7 p.m. More: cinemachicago.org/cineyouth

'The Doll's House Project: Ibsen Is Dead'

Athenaeum Theatre 2936 N. Southport Ave. 773-935-6875

Be among the first to see this world premiere drama about deception, love, class and gender by local playwright Calamity West ("The Gacy Plays")—based on Henrik Ibsen's classic play, "A Doll's House"—which explores multiple characters' experiences during the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. 8 p.m. Through June 8. $10 through Friday; $20 thereafter. Tickets: athenaeumtheatre.org

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Check the Spring Awakening daily lineup and buy single-day or all-fest passes: springawakeningfestival.com

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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