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Tickets to Matt Pond PA
What: See the New York folk-pop-country band for free by answering the following trivia question correctly. Since they are touring with Wintersleep, what are three of their songs with “winter” in the titles?
Why: One winner (picked at random) gets a pair of tickets. A runner-up gets a copy of the band’s latest album, The Dark Leaves; a limited-edition seven-inch of “Starting”; plus a concert poster.
When: Entries due by Mon., noon; winners notified by 6 p.m. Concert, Tues., 8 p.m.
Where: E-mail answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Concert, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., at Halsted St. (773-525-2501). Tickets ($14) and info online at lincolnhallchicago.com.
Jam’s Dinner Tasting Menu
What: You’ve been there for brunch. Now see how executive chef Jeff Mauro finesses a savory four- or five-course evening affair ($25-$37).
Why: Steamed mussels with melted leeks, confit tomato, spring garlic croutons, and chive blossoms. Mmmm.
When: Wed.-Sat., 5-9 p.m.
Where: 937 N. Damen Ave., at Augusta Blvd. (773-489-0302).
Dinner at Nana
What: Another brunch spot gets its dinner on; here, it’s an organic-leaning menu of duck confit and fava bean cassoulet, jumbo lump crab salad, and more.
Why: Prime outdoor seating.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 6-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 6-11 p.m.
Where: 3267 S. Halsted St., at 33rd St. (312-929-2486).
What: Buy and sell luxury handbags and shoes via consignment site run by gal-about-town Barbara Conn.
Why: The Givenchy Flap Bag ($425) and Armani Pleated Bag ($350) go for less than half their retail prices.
When: You feel the urge to splurge.
Where: Online at bagambition.com.
Swirl Steals III
What: Last-call clearance on snazzy accessories from designers Selima, Ban.do, UES, and more.
Why: The Leigh & Luca butterfly scarf (reg. $170, now $69).
When: Your sundress needs some oomph.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Motormouth Media