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Sunday, April 23
History on Tap hosts Pints and the Past, a discussion series exploring Goose Island's Fulton & Wood beers and their connection to Chicago's history, culture and people. Tonight's talk is about Goose Island's Devon Ave. pale ale, and is being held at Tiffin, 2536 W. Devon Ave., tonight 6:30 to 8:30pm. Reps from the brewery will be on hand to talk about the beer, and historians Liz Garibay of History On Tap and Mohammad Ali of Spice of Life Tours will talk about the history of Devon Avenue. Tickets are $20, and include a beer and Indian appetizers. 21+
The God, Sex & Death Variety Hour moves from the Hideout to the upstairs bar at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., tonight at 8pm. Host Danny Black welcomes writer Micki LeSueur, escort Lola Luscious, storyteller Xavier Jordan and comedian Cameron Gillette. The Miracle Workers provide musical accompaniment. Doors open at 7:30pm. Free, 21+
Lil Bub's Big Show Live! comes to the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., tonight at 7pm, with special guest David Yow, singer for Jesus Lizard and author of the new book Copycat: And A Litter of Other Cats. Tickets are $12 seated, $6 standing. Or spring for the $75 meet'n'greet upgrade, which includes photo ops with Lil Bub and Yow and copies of both of their books, and benefits the ASPCA. Doors open at 7:30pm, show's at 8pm. All ages.