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Sunday, May 27

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Democracy and the Built Environment @ IIT

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.

"Ode to Our Roots" Vegan Beer Dinner @ Revolution Brewery

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.

Democracy Burlesque @ Mary's Attic

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.

Mouse on Mars @ Mayne Stage

Mouse on Mars plays at the Mayne Stage Theater, 1328 W. Morse Ave., tonight at 7:30pm. Tickets are $23. Chicago's SvengalisGhost opens.

Bourbon and Burton Dinner @ deca

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.

The Moth StorySLAM @ Martyrs

Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., presents the monthly Moth StorySLAM. Storytelling audience members are judged by a panel of their peers, and the winner of tonight's event goes to the storytelling finals. Show starts at 8pm, and admission is $8. 21+



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