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Sunday, April 5

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National Geographic Executive Editor Dennis Dimick @ Field Museum

In a sweeping visual journey, Dimick will bring to the stage the highlights of National Geographic's feature stories and the most recent scientific reports documenting climate change to explore what we as communities and individuals can do to halt the destruction and reverse the trends. Part of the National Geographic Live Lecture Series. $22-$30 per talk. 7:30 p.m. 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. For more info, call 312-665-7400 or visit Website.

Hot Dog! A History of Chicago Foods @ Chicago History Museum

You better arrive to this event hungry; Vienna Beef will be serving free hot dogs from 6:15–7:00 p.m., then sit back and digest while you enjoy a lecture about the history of the venerable hot dog, deep-dish pizza and other treats that have defined Chicago food delicacies. Event to be held at the Chicago HIstory Museum. Cost: $10; $8 CHM members.

Sustainable Games: Chicago 2016 - AIA Chicago

(Passage below from the AIA Chicago website)
What sustainable features are included in Chicago's bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games? Hear about the bid's planning and venue design principles from Sean Kinzie, AIA, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, coordinating architect for the Chicago 2016 bid, and from environmental consultant Steven R Moylan of Abbott. They will also review proposed and actual sustainable strategies employed in recent Games.

This event is sponsored by Young Architects Forum

When: Tuesday, April 15, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: AIA Chicago (33 E. Wacker Drive) Suite 250

Member price: 0 Non-member price: $15.00

Cincinnati Reds vs. Cubs @ Wrigley Field

Dusty Baker returns as manager of the Reds. Bring earplugs to block the chorus of boos if he has to go to the mound or comes out of the dugout to argue a call with the ump. By the way, did you know Dusty has his own website? Which begs the question: Why? At Wrigley Field, 7:05 p.m. The series continues on Wednesday (7:05 p.m.) and Thursday (1:20 p.m.)

Free Donut @ Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin Donuts will be offering "Tax Day Relief" by giving customers free donuts with the purchase of any size hot coffee all day today.

Free Frozen Yogurt @ Starfruit Grand Opening

Starfruit, the latest addition to the frozen yogurt scene here in Chicago, is giving away free small parfaits and free small servings of kefir frozen yogurt (while supplies last.) The cafe is located at 1745 West Division.



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