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A Stone Brewing Co. rep will educate attendees on the qualities that distinguish IPAs from other beers and provide several styles for sampling. 5-7 PM, Armanetti Wine and Spirits Shop, 3530 N. Lincoln.

If you missed out on the Taste of Little Italy, the 31st annual Taste of Melrose Park may help satisfy your Italian food cravings, serving up various Italian treats including sfingi (doughnut holes), arancini, cannoli, and fried bologna sandwiches. Fri 5-11 PM, Sat noon-11 PM, Sun noon-10 PM, Village Hall, 1000 N. 25th, free admission, food and drink additional.

For those looking to show their Polska pride, join Chicago as it gets in touch with its Polish heritage at this weekend’s Taste of Polonia. Chicago’s vast Polish population will be serving up all the Polish staples; pierogies, potato pancakes, kielbasa, and more, along with Polish beer. Live entertainment, including polka and Polish rock bands, artists and traditional folk dancing will be featured at the festival. Fri 5-11 PM, Sat-Sun noon-11 PM, Mon noon-10 PM, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, $7 at the gate, $5 for seniors, kids under 12 free.