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  • Sip Crabbie's alcoholic ginger beer while digging into food specials at Pizza Rustica.
Sip Crabbie's alcoholic ginger beer while digging into food specials… (Courtesy of Pizza Rustica )
May 20, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

It's Time For A Crabbie's Night

Pizza Rustica 3908 N. Sheridan Road 773-404-8955

Taste complimentary samples of Crabbie's alcoholic ginger beer in the original and new spiced orange flavors (5-8:30 p.m.) and dine on it, too—in $7-$11 appetizers and $16-$22 entrees including ginger beer- and bourbon-marinated ribs with grilled polenta and roasted duck white pizza with caramelized onions and sauteed spiced orange cherries. 5-10 p.m. No cover.

DRINK

(Free!) Miller Lite Happy Hour

Two North Riverside Plaza

The brand launches a social media photo contest—$1,000 per day is awarded for 100 days—at this bash featuring complimentary appetizers and Miller Lite, music and the opportunity to take photos with the 35-foot world's largest film camera. Post your pics with the hashtag #ItsMillerTime for a chance to win the cash and a feature in a national commercial. 4-7 p.m.

(Free!) Clips Beer & Film Tour

Chop Shop 2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440

Celebrate Chicago Craft Beer Week with short film screenings featuring beer, bikes and the planet, served with complimentary appetizers and New Belgium Brewing Company beer samples, including the Lips of Faith series. 7-10 p.m.

DO

The Moth Grandslam

Park West 322 W. Armitage Ave. 773-929-1322

A dozen winners from the monthly storytelling contest—including The Q Brothers actor-playwright Jeffrey Qaiyum ("Othello: The Remix"), math teacher Renee Albrecht-Mallinger and Chicago's Biggest Liar contest winner Archy Jamjun—compete for the citywide crown with five-minute, no-notes stories on the theme of "The Showdown." WBEZ's Don Hall hosts. 8 p.m. $20. Tickets: jamusa.com/park-west

Burly Mac

The Burlington 3425 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-384-3243

Don your black and/or flowing outfits and get ready to twirl as the monthly dance party for burly and/or bearded individuals and their friends pays tribute to Stevie Nicks' 66th birthday with Fleetwood Mac and Stevie originals, remixes, covers and more from DJ Joe Erbentraut. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Plan your playoffs-viewing schedule with Metromix's guide to 50-plus Blackhawks bars: chicago.metromix.com

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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