A home-brewing contest at Binny’s, a talk on food from the Ottoman Empire, tax day specials, and more.
Free symposium Thursday on Venezuela’s world-renowned music education program, “El Sistema,” and a chance to sit in on musical instruction from conductor of the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Simon Dudamel.
Argentine cumbia experimentalists Zizek Urban Beats Club–who perform at Sonotheque on Wednesday night–make music so dense with influences it defies the club scene’s apparent imperative to invent a name for every tiny subgenre.
An Oklahoma State baseball star’s successful lawsuit against the NCAA offers a look at the association’s tyrannical tactics when it comes to eligibility cases.
Flosstradamus and Thunder Horse play the Abbey Pub on April 20, a numerologically significant date for fans of a certain herb.
OK Go want 20 fans to help them make burritos for the homeless before their Double Door show on April 23.
The Carnatica Brothers play a free show Wednesday night at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Thoughts on the First Lady’s overseas sartorial choices.
Is Bill McClellan the best daily columnist anywhere?
Look out: entrepreneur Val Zubiri wants to introduce the Filipino drinking snack balut to local bars.
Free wine tasting Friday at Taste Food & Wine.
Getting the nickname game started early for Zaha Hadid’s Millennium Park pavilion, designed for the Burnham centennial.
Experimental and activist video from Video Data Bank’s “Surveying the First Decade” screens Thursday at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
Three Floyds created its Golden Tickets for DLD 2009 to try to cut resellers out of the picture, but a $20 pair is already approaching $15,000 on eBay.
Alderman John Pope, who works on the southeast side, the heart of old industrial Chicago, says he’s interested in attracting green jobs. But not-quite-green jobs sound pretty good too.