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Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

(Courtesy of Zombie Pub Crawl )
May 08, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Springtime Tiffin Tea

The Langham Pavilion Lounge 330 N. Wabash Ave. 312-923-7710

Add elegance to your afternoon with a "tiffin"—British slang for a light midday meal—which features a pot of tea with 10 mini-dishes including rock shrimp rillettes with English peas, morel mushrooms and orchid flowers, an eclair with crystallized violet petals and more. Sunday, the service includes a glass of prosecco. 3, 4 and 5:30 p.m. daily through May 31. $40-$50. Phone RSVP recommended.

Let's Eat Somm Pizza

The Boarding House 720 N. Wells St. 312-280-0720

Owner and master sommelier Alpana Singh teams up with Spiaggia sommelier and beverage director Rachael Lowe for a limited edition pizza made with salumi, chorizo, dates, manchego cheese and roasted piquillo pepper sauce ($14) and a suggested accompanying vintage of an Anima Negra AN/2 from Spain ($13). 4:30-2 a.m. Friday; 4:30-3 a.m. Saturday. Through May 31.

Brunch Launch

Tanta 118 W. Grand Ave. 312-222-9700

The Peruvian restaurant recently added a brunch menu of a la carte traditional, modern and hybrid South American fare including tiraditos (shrimp, octopus, avocado and ceviche marinade) and a chicharron waffle (Belgian waffle, crispy pork belly glazed with chili honey and berry compote).11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

DRINK

Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl

The PH Comedy Theater 1515 W. Berwyn Ave. 773-961-8214

Rise up with the rest of the undead and roam the streets in search of beer at eight Andersonville bars including Simon's Tavern, The Brixton and Mary's Attic. Admission includes optional makeup application, souvenir T-shirt and cup, drink specials at each stop, a costume contest and more. 2 p.m. Saturday. $30-$40. Tickets: chicagozombiepubcrawl.com

Sweater Funk Dance Party

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

Boogie down to boogie music—a subgenre of funk—with the Sweater Funk DJ crew from San Francisco. Party-starting drink specials include $5 La Grange Punch (bourbon, peach tea, peach-mango juice, ginger beer and bitters) and a $6.50 beer-and-shot combo. 10 p.m. Saturday. $5-$10. Tickets: emptybottle.com

DO

Gay Play Weekend

Hoover-Leppen Theatre, Center on Halsted 3656 N. Halsted St. 773-472-6469

Immerse yourself in staged readings with five plays—selected from worldwide submissions—which range from the gender-bending comic mystery "Who Killed Joan Crawford?" (7 p.m. Saturday) to "The View Upstairs" (7 p.m. Friday), a dramatic musical that explores 40 years of gay culture and features a live band. Various times; Friday-Sunday. $10 per play. Schedule and tickets: pridefilmsandplays.com

Plant And Bake Sale

Peterson Garden 4642 N. Francisco Ave.

Start your own urban garden with locally grown, organic heirloom vegetable and herb seedlings ($3-$5) and get tips from Peterson Garden Project experts. Produce and baked goods from local pastry chefs are available, too, and proceeds benefit the organization's learning programs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. No cover. More: petersongarden.org

Noche De Cultura

Under the Bridge Studios 10052 S. Ewing Ave. 773-437-3195

View works from 18 area artists including Roman De Lion, Victor M. Montanez, Katarina Otero, Stef Skills, Luz Elivier, Roman Villarreal and Star Padilla at this gallery opening which also features live music from Trio Bohemio and Chuy Negrete. 6-10 p.m. Friday. Donations accepted.

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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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