Pop a Brand New Brew

Plus, drinking games and free cafe show

By Marcus Riley
|  Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010  |  Updated 7:45 AM CDT
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AVOID GREEN BEER: The Chicago Marriott Downtown adds a nice little twist to is the place to be tonight for a pre-St. Patrick's Day bash that fortunately avoids the greenish-hued beer that, let's face it, tastes pretty awful. Instead, they're unveiling a new Downstate Maple Stout, which will be paired with mini lamb Sheppard's Pie, and the Rooftop Honey Wheat paired with corned beef and cabbage sliders. And if you're into eating and drinking locally, that honey beer is made from beehives on the hotel's roof. 4:30 - 7 p.m., 540 N Michigan Ave, $10

DRINKING GAMES: Dubbed the "perfect blend(er) of drinking and comedy," Off the PaddyWagon - A Drinking Game Performance kicks off Tuesday. It's two nights of sketch and improv presented by Corn Productions. Look for trigger words that cause a sign to light up and prompt you to drink. And the best part? It's BYOB. As if you needed any more justification. 8 p.m., 4210 N Lincoln Ave., $10

KICK IT IN THE CAFE: Museum admission is free on Tuesdays at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Puck's at the MCA offers it's own special events. Tonight you can check out threewalls, a non-profit art gallery and artist residency program showcasing a variety show-like evening of artist presentations.

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