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Thursday4
Uncloud the mystery behind enigmatic absinthe at Red, White & Green: Two Hours of American Absinthe. Deidre Darling and her bar team teach the history of the formerly taboo spirit, and provide samples and cocktail specials featuring contributions from Great Lakes Brewing, North Shore Brewing, and St. George Brewing Company. 10 PM-midnight, the Savoy, 1408 N. Milwaukee. 21+

Friday5
An Oktoberfest celebration for the beer aficionado, Mash Tun Oktoberfest features flagship, rare, and one-of-a-kind brews to celebrate the release of the second issue of Mash Tun: A Craft Beer Journal. Tickets include a pig roast by Flesh for Food in addition to snacks from Duck N Roll and Brand BBQ. Michael Kiser and Friends perform a special reenactment and Aaron Tyrell and Rick Kennedy DJ. Buy tickets here. 5-9 PM, Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th, $30. 21+