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Monday, January 24

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Conversations in Cheese

Fox & Obel (401 E. Illinois) hosts this class dicussing the seasonality of cheese. Kathy Guidi, Maitre Fromager leads the talk, where participants will look at cheeses of late summer and fall and learn when a cheese's optimal flavor comes out. During the class, participants will taste five cheeses and two wines. It runs from 6-7:30pm and costs $35. Register online or call (312) 410-7301 for more information.

Marx Brothers screening, discussion @ Music Box

The Music Box Theatre presents a screening of the Marx Brothers classic Animal Crackers and a discussion of the comedy troupe's legacy, with people working on the Goodman Theater's current production of Animal Crackers. The screening begins at 7pm; tickets are $10 ($5 for Goodman subscribers and students with ID) and are available at the door. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

The Unrealized Opportunity in Health Care

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business are partnering to present this forum on health care. The talk will be led by David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Department of Economics and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. The event takes place at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (20 S. Wacker Dr.), with registration starting at 5:30pm, followed by the talk and discussion at 6. Cost is $5. For more information and to register online, visit the university's website.

The Antlers/Holly Miranda @ Subterranean

The Antlers and Holly Miranda take the stage tonight in a perfectly matched bill. The Antlers, an indie group from Brooklyn, are ambient and dreamy and Holly Miranda is a singer/songwriter with a beautiful haunting voice and soul reminiscent of Cat Power. 8:30pm. 2011 W. North Ave. Tickets are $10. 17+

Free Oysters and Beer @ Cole's Bar - Logan Square

Free oysters and beer at Cole's Bar in Logan Square from 8 to 10 pm on Monday, September 21st. Sample raw oysters and North Coast Old #38 stout (pints are $3) while enjoying a free show by The Thin Man. Cole's Bar is located at 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Localvore Summer Dinner Series @ Red Light

The weather is warming up, farmers' markets are unfolding tents all over town, and if you're lucky enough to have a yard, gardens are bursting with early summer produce. But what if you don't have a yard, or a farmer's market, or the stamina to create your own Localvore Challenge, but still want to eat seasonal and local this summer? If you've got $65, the KDK Restaurant group has you covered with their series of summer five-course dinners featuring ingredients grown or raised in the area. For menu information and updates, go here. 820 W. Randolph, reservations are required. Call (312) 733-8880 to reserve a place, or for more information.



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