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Sunday, April 5

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Margin Detail: A Doodle Party

Come join art and design collective The Post Family at The Family Room today as they celebrating the launch of Margin Detail, collection of unrefined doodles by working illustrators and designers. This will be a doodle party, drawing trade, zine jammin' good time. 6-10pm, The Family Room (1821 W. Hubbard St. #202).

Chicago Neighborhood Tours: The White City

Get a dose of what made the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition so spectacular on the Chicago Neighborhood Tours "White City" tour. The day starts at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, at 10am with a slide presentation and discussion, then continues to Jackson Park, Midway Plaisance and Osaka Garden, concluding at the Chicago History Museum where the elevated train that transported fairgoers to the exposition is displayed. Tickets are $50, $45 for students and seniors, and are not available online for this tour. You must call 312-742-1190 to book seats.

Taste of the Neighborhoods Tour

Travel Chicago and savor cuisines from two different restaurants serving assorted small-plate samplers. Taste the nuances; talk exotic ingredients, techniques and cultures; and collect recipes. Dessert or sweets on the last stop are the cherry on top. Restaurants are determined three weeks before tour dates -- call for details and to check availability as seats go quickly on this, the most popular of the Chicago Neighborhood Tours. The tour is about five hours long and departs from the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, at 10am. Tickets are $50; Seniors, students and children ages 8-18 are $45. Available online. Call 312-742-1190 for more information.

Tigercity, Hey Champ @ Double Door

An evening of rock, dance, and... a hint of smoothness. Brooklyn's Tigercity and local trio Hey Champ play at Double Door tonight. DJs Yello Fever and Bald Eagle also play. 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. 9pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show.

Cava Tasting @ Pops for Champagne

Start your evening with some Spanish bubbly at Pops! Cava is one of the most important wine regions in the world for sparkling wine, but its value and popularity has led to some sub-par wines in the market. The experts at Pops have chosen four of their favorites to showcase Saturday afternoon, offering just a small sample of the best from the region.

Pops for Champagne
601 N State
3pm-5pm
$15
RSVP here

Godspell @ Northminster Presbyterian Church in Evanston

Trinity Lutheran, Northminster Presbyterian and Immanuel Lutheran Churches present Godspell, by Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz. Today's production will be held at 7pm at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Evanston (2515 Central Park Avenue). A free will offering will be taken at each performance to benefit The Night Ministry, an organization providing aid to Chicago's homeless.

Do It Your Own D*mn Self Show

The Chicago Craft Mafia and more than 30 Friends of the Family are gathering up all their unwanted tools, books, jewelry-making supplies, fabric, soap-making supplies, paper goods, glues, notions, yarn, wire, and so much more and making it available at really reasonable prices to tempt other people to get their craft on their own damned selves. So head on over to Pulaski Park Fieldhouse (1419 W. Blackhawk, three blocks northeast of the Milwauke/Division/Ashland intersection) from 12pm to 4pm to pick up some great products at some amazing deals.

Third Coast Filmless Festival

Chicago Public Radio and The Third Coast Festival present the Third Coast Filmless Festival, an afternoon full of audio documentaries and story-telling from around the world. The festival happens at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts (777 N. Green Street), and will also feature audio installations, workshops, and other surprises. Doors open at 11am, and the festival runs from noon to 6pm. See the Chicago Public Radio Website for full details and to purchase festival tickets and passes.

Jack Daniels @ Delilah's

Representatives from Jack Daniels will be on hand at Delilah's (2771 N. Lincoln Ave.) tonight to share the history of the distillery and give the opportunity to taste the Single Barrel & Gentleman Jack whiskies. Must be 21+. 8 PM. Free. Call 773-472-2771 for more info.

World Kitchen Learning Series: Time for Thai

Make your own Thai food at home at the the "Time for Thai" cooking class today from 11am-2pm at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph Street. This class is offered through the City of Chicago's World Kitchen learning series. Admission is $30 and pre-registration is required.

Nutrition Fair @ Galter LifeCenter

Today from 9 to 11am, Galter LifeCenter's Annual Nutrition Fair offers a chance to meet the Center's Registered Dietitians and get answers to nutritional and diet-health questions. Families can learn about improving nutrition knowledge, receive discounts on nutrition services, get information on how to measure BMI (body mass index) and waist circumference and find out what it all means...and much more. Whole Foods will offer healthy snacks, raffle prizes and give great ideas to get kids to eat right without them even knowing it! Galter LifeCenter is located at 5157 North Francisco. For more information on these or other events, please call 773-878-9936.

Earth Hour @ (Wherever You Are)

Last year, more than 2.7 million Illinois residents helped the lights of Chicago's iconic skyline - and lights in communities across the state - dim for one hour: Earth Hour. Earth Hour is tonight from 8:30-9:30pm. The Windy City returns as a flagship city for Earth Hour 2009 (sign up to officially participate), during which households, organizations and businesses across Illinois are encouraged to turn off their lights and turn their attention towards the need for substantial, long-term action to raise awareness about energy efficiency and global climate change. Go green, Chicago!

 

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