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Thursday, March 23
Sailor Jerry Rum is giving away 102 anchor tattoos today at Chicago Tattooing Co., 1017 W. Belmont Ave., beginning at noon. First-come first-served, 21-and-over and only the anchor tattoo is free. Don't forget to tip your artist. Sailor Jerry will be on hand with giveaways; anyone who gets a tattoo also gets a token for a free rum drink at Trader Todd's.
Three Aces' chef Matt Troost gets porky with it at tonight's five-course spectacle of bacon, complete with two cocktails and a bourbon-bacon milkshake to boot. Event is $75; doors open at Three Aces (1321 West Taylor) at 6:30pm.
The Chicago Nerds Social Club presents their monthly sci fi and fantasy book club meeting tonight at Filter Cafe (1373-75 North Milwaukee) from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Tonight's book for discussion is the Hugo Award winning Spin by Robert Charles Wilson. The event is free and open to the public. Full details at the Chicago Nerds Website.