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Friday, March 24
All the cool kids will be at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) tonight for Veggie Bingo, a summerlong series brought to you by the good folks at Soup and Bread and NeighborSpace. Play the game, enjoy a grilled hot dog donated by Hot Doug's, donate money to help sustain a local community garden, and win food-related prizes (fresh produce from Irv and Shelly's, among others). Event runs 5:30-8pm.
Join Chicago Tribune baseball reporter Phil Rogers and former White Sox player, Ron Kittle at U.S. Cellular Field tonight to watch the White Sox play the Cleveland Indians on the outfield scoreboard. Get the chance to snag on-field photos, throw a pitch in the bullpen and get a stadium tour. $45 includes ballpark food; $25 for children 12 and younger. Free parking available. U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W. 35th St. Get tickets here.
Me So Far presents Workaholics at its latest singles event, tonight from 6:45 to 9:30pm in the upstairs lounge at Sushi Taiyo, 85 E. Ontario Ave. See 20 overworked single men and women -- including lineup includes two startup founders, an ICU nurse, an aspiring television producer and an organ transplant coordinator -- present a slideshow about themselves, then mingle over appetizers and a cash bar afterward. Admission is $40; bring a male friend and get a big discount on two tickets.
The Smith Westerns play a Lollapalooza aftershow at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., tonight, with Wampire opening. Doors are at 8pm. Tickets are $20 online or at the door, but I wouldn't bet on there being any left. 18+