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The three things you need to know today: Fri, May 25

Written by
Kris Vire

1. Pilsen’s Mole de Mayo festival returns to 18th Street and Blue Island this weekend. Taste variations on the Mexican sauce, and catch cookoffs, musical performances and libre bouts. The fest opens at 5pm this evening, and admission is a suggested donation of $5 for individuals or $10 for families.

2. It's the closing weekend of The Gentleman Caller, a play that explores the relationship between fellow playwrights, gay men and alcoholics Tennessee Williams and William Inge. Our five-star review calls the production at Raven Theatre “utter, tragic perfection.” Tonight’s performance is at 8pm, and tickets are $43–$46.

3. This year’s Illinois Craft Beer Week comes to a close with Good Libations, a new one-night event at Theater on the Lake with more than 60 breweries from the Chicago area and beyond offering samples of tropical-style brews. The mini-festival runs from 6 to 9pm; tickets are $60.

For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.

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