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Food & Drink

The Weekend Guide

Go for the pot of gold.

SEE
Twelfth Annual European Union Film Festival
What:
Screenings of docs, dramas, and comedies from across the pond include the French rom-com The Girl from Monaco.
Why: Cheaper than airfare to Cannes.
When: Thru Apr. 2. Girl, Fri., 6 p.m. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. Check siskelfilmcenter.org for schedule.
Where: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., at Randolph St. (312-846-2600).

EAT
The Fifth Province Pub’s Fish Fry
What:
The Irish American Heritage Center’s hidden gem watering hole serves Emerald Isle-style cod and chips.
Why: Leprechaun’s orders.
When: Fri., 6 p.m.
Where: 4626 N. Knox Ave., at Wilson Ave. (773-282-7035).

SUPPORT
Everything Old Is New
What:
A sneak peek at the collection of Chicago fashion designers Jack Cave and Gary Gonzalez at a fundraiser for the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum kitchen and urban farm.
Why: Live music by Robot Lounge.
When: Fri., 6:30 p.m.
Where: Gallery 1028, 1028 N. Hooker St., at Halsted St. (312-239-2328). Tickets online at ticketweb.com.

CHUCKLE
March Madness Improv Tournament
What:
Four improv teams (yes, really) compete for laughs in this four-week tourney.
Why: Quick wit worth cheering for.
When: Thru Apr. 2. Begins Thurs., 8 p.m.
Where: The ComedySportz Theatre, 929 W. Belmont Ave., at Wilton Ave. Tickets online at ticketmaster.com or call 773-549-8080.

READ
The Cradle
What:
Local author Patrick Somerville’s chilling debut novel intersects the lives of Wisconsin newlyweds and a Chicago couple with a long-held secret.
Why: Read it, don’t rob it.
When: The wee hours of the night.
Where: The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave., at Giddings St. (773-293-2665).

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LOCATIONS
4736 N Lincoln Ave
@ W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
773-293-2665
The ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont Ave
bt Sheffield Ave & Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657
773-549-8080
164 N State St
bt Randolph & Lake Sts
Chicago, IL 60601
312-846-2800
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