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The three things you need to know today: Sat, May 5

Chicago Beer Classic
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1. The Chicago Beer Classic takes over Soldier Field today, offering attendees the chance to sample brews from more than 80 Chicago and Midwest breweries. There are two three-hour sessions to choose from (VIP ticketholders get an extra half-hour). Tickets are $65 for general admission or $95 for VIP.

2. Oak Park native Eleanor Friedberger plays Lincoln Hall tonight, one day after releasing her fourth solo album, Rebound. The 18-and-up show starts at 9pm with opener Sarah Louise; tickets are $20.

3. The Chicago metro area is often said to have the largest Polish population outside of Poland itself. Which explains why the city’s annual Polish Constitution Day Parade draws more than a quarter of a million attendees. Join the crowd in Grant Park to see the procession along Columbus Drive this morning, kicking off from Balbo Drive at 11:30am.

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