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Friday, December 9
Got twelve hours to spare and a hankering for Sophocles? All Our Tragic is an epic, twelve-hour cycle of all thirty two surviving Greek tragedies performed by The Hypocrites. 11am-11pm at the Den Theater, 1329 N Milwaukee. $90 (includes snacks).
Chefs will compete for your vote on who makes the best mac and cheese tonight at Old Town Pour House, 1419 N. Wells St., 5-8pm. In addition to the M&C from chefs from Pour House, you will also get the work of Matt Troost (Three Aces), Bub City's Doug Psaltis and SideDoor's Vic Newgren. Each mac and cheese sampling is $16, with an optional beer pairing of the chef's choosing (also $16). Winner announced at 8pm.
Enjoy what's left of summer at the rooftop garden at Uncommon Ground (1401 W. Devon) tonight from 5:30-8pm at Slow Food Chicago's Vegetarian Harvest Dinner. Your $65 ticket gets you a four-course meal with veggies grown at Uncommon Ground, plus their own beer.
Avatar screens at the Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., tonight at 6:30pm as part of the Millennium Park Summer Film Series. Free.
Miss Spoken returns to the Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley Ave., tonight at 7pm. The theme this month is "summer love," and guests include Cinnamon Cooper, Elizabeth Gomez, Corrine Mucha, Lily Be and Karen Shimmin. Carly Oishi and Rosamund Lannin host. No cover, 21+
The Dutchess and the Duke will be bringing their lovely folk tune to the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave. This will be one of their first shows together in a few years and sure to be a great set. Opening the night will be The Lemons with their bright and poppy song and Brian Case of Disappears and The Ponys. This must see show starts at 9pm and tickets are only $12.