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Thursday, January 26

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Sustainable Design in Chicago @ MCA

As part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, the Museum of Contemporary Art hosts this panel discussion on Sustainable Design in Chicago. Architects and urban planners will discuss the green scene in Chicago. Professor and acclaimed architect Elva Rubio moderates. 6 pm. For tickets, visit the Chicago Humanities Festival website, or call the CHF Box Office at 312-494-9509.

Tasting of Terror III @ Juicy Wine Co. (Plus a Special Live DJ Set from Mat Devine of Kill Hannah)

It's all treats, baby. No tricks.

At Tasting of Terror III, brought to you by Juicy Wine Co. (694 N. Milwaukee Ave.), you'll get to swirl, sip and learn about dozens of strange grape elixirs you may not know too much about. Plus, you'll get a 10% discount on any bottle that you purchase that night. Feel like dressing up? The guest who arrives in the best costume will receive a $50 Juicy Wine Co. gift certificate. It's sweeter than candy, boys and girls.

After the tasting, be sure to stick around for the after-party featuring a live DJ set from Kill Hannah's front man, Mat Devine.

The tasting is from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm with the after-party immediately following (duh, it IS an after-party). $35 for the tasting. Please call 312-492-6620 to RSVP. For more information, visit the website.

An Improvised History @ Chicago History Museum

As part of a series on comedy in Chicago, "Sheldon Patinkin and Anne Libera discuss the legacy of Chicago comedy." 6:30 PM, $12. 1601 N Clark. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 312-642-4600 or visit the website.

Chicago Outfit Costume Open Skate Party

The Chicago Outfit, a new roller derby league rising from the ashes of the defunct Chi-Town Sirens, is holding a Halloween costume party and open skate at the Fleetwood Roller Rink, 7321 Archer Ave. in Summit, tonight from 7pm to 9:30pm. There will be a raffle, costume contest, bake sale, spankings(!?) and more, and the $10 admission includes skate rental.

Buffoons @ Lakeshore Theater

Comedy group Buffoons will perform at the Lakeshore Theater tonight as part of their Upright Citizens Brigade-hosted weekly series. Performances are at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.



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