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Friday, July 29
Peter Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History at the University of Virginia, and Marshall Brown, assistant professor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology will discuss "How should architects in a modern democracy balance the values of freedom, equality, progress, enlightenment, and beauty?" The event starts at 7pm at McCormick Tribune Campus Center Auditorium. RSVP here.
Five courses (celery, carrot, parsnip, onion and ginger) dedicated to vegan eats--with beer pairings, natch--are on the menu tonight at Revolution Brewery, 2323 N. Milwaukee. Admission $75.
Chicago's only political sketch comedy company, Democracy Burlesque present World of Class Warfare!, a sketch comedy revue for every tax bracket. The show promises to be a night of satire, musical numbers, with only the politics being naked. This run at Hamburger Mary's performance space, Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., is every Tuesday at 7:30 from now until March 26th. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for students, and can be bought at the door.
Maple syrup maker Tim Burton (of southern Indiana's Maplewood Farm) teams up with Wirtz Beverage and chef Mark Payne of deca (160 E. Pearson) for tonight's evening of eating (a three-course "Bourbon and Burton"-themed meal) and learning about how Indiana's foodstuffs are making a comeback from author David Hoppe, who will be signing copies of his book Food for Thought: an Indiana Harvest. The meal (which starts at 7:30pm) is $59 per person with cocktail pairings, and it looks delicious: salmon, duck, and banoffee pie to finish.