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Tuesday, April 24

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Cider Summit @ Navy Pier

The Cider Summit at Navy Pier brings together cider makers from around the world, offering more than 60 ciders for you to try. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and include a tasting glass and 10 drink tickets; additional drink tickets are $2 apiece. The event is in the Lakeview Terrace Room from 11am to 7pm. 21+

Gapers Block BBQ Bowl

Gapers Block's second annual BBQ Bowl is at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., today! From noon to 3pm, sample ribs by some of the city's top barbecue joints and vote on your favorite. Participating restaurants, including Barn & Company, Harmony Grill, Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, PorkChop, Robinson's, Rub BBQ and more. We'll have live music from Marko Casso, drink specials and a raffle, too. Admission is $20 online or at the door. All ages.

Handmade Market

The Handmade Market returns to the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., today from noon to 4pm. Browse the handiwork of more than two dozen local artisans while enjoying the Bottle's ambiance and perhaps a beer. Free, 21+ except for children accompanying an adult.

WinterBrew @ DANK Haus

The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce and the Square Kegs Home Brew Club host the second annual WinterBrew beer festival and homebrew competition today at DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western Ave. Two sessions, from 2 to 5pm and 7 to 10pm, will feature beer from local breweries including 5 Rabbit, Begyle, Finch, Half Acre, Metropolitan and Revolution, as well as food by the Grafton Pub and Fountainhead and spirits by Koval Distillery. General admission is $10 and includes a 9oz. tasting glass. Drink/food tickets are $1 apiece.

Alex Wiley @ Reggie's

Alex Wiley headlines at Reggie's Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., today, with Kembe X, Jean Deaux and Julian Malone. Tickets are just $1. Doors are at 4pm. All ages.

Windy City Rollers

The Windy City Rollers kick off the regular season tonight at the UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Ave. Tickets are $20-35 online or at the box office. Doors open at 5pm, first bout's at 6pm.

Coheed and Cambria @ Congress Theater

Riot Fest presents Coheed and Cambria at the Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave., tonight, with Between The Buried And Me and Russian Circles opening. Tickets are $29.98. Doors open at 6:30pm. All ages.

Don Coscarelli double feature @ Music Box

The Music Box presents a double feature of two Don Coscarelli films, to celebrate his new film John Dies At The End. That film will screen tonight at 7:20pm, and will be followed by the film Phantasm II at 9:45pm. Mr. Coscarelli will be in attendance for a Q&A session after the first film. Tickets are $12 in advance, and $15 at the door. Full details and advance tickets available at the Music Box Website. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

The Royal Comedy Tour @ Arie Crown Theater

The Arie Crown Theater, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., presents "The Royal Comedy Tour," tonight at 8pm, starring Sommore (Soul Plane) D.L. Hughley ("The Original Kings of Comedy") Mark Curry ("The Drew Carey Show") and Bruce Bruce. Tickets are $45-$72.50; for more information, call 312-791-6190.

Sound City @ Patio Theater

The Chicago Cinema Society presents Sound City, a documentary by Dave Grohl about the legendary LA recording studio by the same name, at the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd., Feb. 8, 9 and 11. Tickets to each screening are $7. Tonight's showing is at 10pm.



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