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Bar Takito 201 N. Morgan St. 312-888-9485

Order shareable plates such as pork shoulder mixiotes (chili-rubbed pork cooked with mezcal in banana leaves and served with tomato salad and beer tortillas) or charred carrots with cheese, almonds and Swiss chard at this days-old West Loop sibling to Takito Kitchen. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.


Running for Hope, Health & Family

Lagunitas Brewing Company 1843 S. Washtenaw Ave. 773-932-1015

Have two beers and snack on appetizers from La Justicia Mexican Restaurant at this benefit for the five runners of Esperanza Health Centers' Chicago Marathon team. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $35. Additional beer tokens $5 each. Tickets:

Dog Day Party

Lotties Pub 1925 W. Cortland St. 773-489-0738

Bring your pooch to Bucktown for a $10 nail clipping from SpaBark, $3.50 beer pints (for humans, of course), $4 Jameson whiskey shots and $3 hot dogs, all benefiting the Anti-Cruelty Society. You can also learn about adoptable pets from representatives of the nonprofit and get some advice from Family Pet Hospital veterinarians. 6-10 p.m. No cover.

Tequila-Que Mixer

The Smoke Daddy 1804 W. Division St. 773-772-6656

This party is all about tequila cocktails--including a paloma, jalapeno margarita and michelada--paired with off-the-menu specials such as slow-roasted suckling pig tacos. Musician Brandon Harvey performs a mix of rock, alternative and country tunes. 5-7 p.m. $25.


The Rainbow Connection Comedy Tour

Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N. Wells St. 312-337-4027

Get in some laughs at the launch of this stand-up showcase spotlighting gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans comedians, headlined by California comedian Casey Ley and hosted by Adam Guerino, creator of Stand Out: The National Queer Comedy Search. 9:45 p.m. $15 with a two-item food/drink minimum. Tickets:


Get $10 off a meal of $30 or more at 13 spots through Thursday as part of Old Town Restaurant Week:


Samantha Nelson is a RedEye special contributor.