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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Madeline Wolfson

1. Hear something infectious

Cambodia in the '60s wasn’t exactly the place you wanted to be, but you’ll want to be at the Empty Bottle tonight for the excellent L.A. band Dengue Fever’s brand of '60s style Cambodian rock. Let spooky and captivating indie vet outfit fronted by Phnom Penh native Chhom Nimol give you the chills and catch the fever yourself. (Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, 9pm. $15–$17)

2. C yourself 2 Boozy Bingo

See how hip the geriatric game of chance can get at the Boiler Room’s monthly PBR Bingo night. Crush some brews with your crew on the patio and relax with some no-strategy-required competition with PBR-themed prizes. (Boiler Room, 2210 N California Ave, 9pm. Free)

3. Toss back vodka with the world’s honkiest polka band

There’s still a full day to experience Chicago’s food filled Taste of Polonia. The World’s Honkiest Polka Band and others perform live music and kids' activities run throughout the day. Enjoy potato pancakes, kielbasa, pierogi or learn to cook healthy Polish sausage, marinated chicken and veggies yourself at a grilling class. Don’t be late for the 2:30pm Luksusowa vodka tasting. Hey, it’s well into evening in Poland—go nuts! (Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence Ave, noon–10pm. $7, children 12 and under free)

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