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The three best things to do today in Chicago

1. Celebrate a year of getting sauced

Seems like it was only yesterday that a handful of chefs and artists took over a Logan Square arcade bar. Well that was one year ago, and Sauced has since become our favorite recurring late-night event. To celebrate a fabulous first, Sauced does what it does best and throws a booze- and food-filled celebration featuring local vendors. Bartender Dustin Drankiewicz and comic book artist Alexandra Ensign get behind the bar to shake up drink samples inspired by their recent book​ Cocktails for Dingdongs. (Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St, 6pm. Free)

2. Attend a very special screening

The Chicago Architecture Biennial invites you to enjoy a very special screening as part of the ongoing Architecture in Film series that brings architects in to speak on films that inspire them. Tonight, Emmanuel Pratt and Ines Sommer discuss Lucy Walker’s 2010 Waste Land, the documentary following artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from Brooklyn to Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump. (Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, 6pm. Free)

3. Make your own maki

Learn to roll like a pro at Arami’s sushi class, where chef Nelson Vinansaca will demonstrate both maki and temaki techniques. Best of all: After class, attendees get to dig into a three-course meal featuring the chef's choice of nigiri and sashimi, a special maki and a dessert. (Arami, 1829 W Chicago Ave, 6:30pm. $60)