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Eleventh Dream Day does its part to help out Haiti tonight.

Hideout Haiti Benefit
8 p.m. at Hideout; $20
Local bands Waco Brothers and Eleventh Dream Day play this special show (there's a bake sale, too) benefiting Partners in Health, which has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years. Also check out more ways to help Haiti in Chicago.

Mental Graffiti
8 p.m. at Butterfly Social Club; $5 donation
Show off your creativity at this monthly open poetry slam in River West; you'll have the chance to win $20, plus the opportunity to compete for a spot on the Mental Graffiti team at the 2010 National Poetry Slam. Whether you're performing or not, make sure to stick around for a set from 24-year-old Eboni Hogan, the 2008 Urbana Grand Slam Champion and author of the recent poetry collection "Grits."

New American Table dinner
6:30 p.m. at C-House; $65-$85
Celebrate the release of C-House chef/owner Marcus Samuelsson's new cookbook, New American Table, with a special four-course dinner and reception at the restaurant. After an hour of cocktails and small bites, guests will enjoy cuisine inspired by the cookbook, including smoked trout rillettes, pan-seared wild salmon, beer-braised short ribs, and banana bread pudding, all served with Goose Island craft beer pairings. An extra $20 gets you a signed copy of New American Table.

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This page contains a single entry by Ben Rubenstein published on January 18, 2010 11:22 AM.

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