Tonight: Live the Dream

Plus, free scotch tasting and Chicago uncovered

By Marcus Riley
|  Monday, Jan 17, 2011  |  Updated 12:45 AM CDT
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LIVE THE DREAM: Celebrate MLK Jr. Day by heading to one of several events in the city today including a day's worth of activities at the DuSable Museum of African-American History. Enjoy short films, dance, theater, storytelling performances, forum discussions, kids' activities and more from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien will be part of an interactive discussion at Fellowship Baptist Church from 7:30-10:30 p.m. on how to initiate social change in Chicago. Log on to the Elements Chicago Web site to learn more about the organizations efforts to make a difference in the city.

BOTTOMS UP: Scotch is one of those drinks that make you feel like a grownup, so if you haven't developed your palate yet, head over to Cityscape Bar for a free Dewar's tasting. An expert Taste Consultant guides patrons through a blind tasting of several different Dewar's such as Dewar's 12 and "White Label." It's a hard job, but keep at it and you'll develop that palate one day. 5-7 p.m., 350 W. Mart Center Dr., Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (15th Floor), FREE

CHICAGO'S CLOSEUP: Hit the Chicago Cultural Center to check out Finding Vivian Maier: Chicago Street Photographer. The accomplished street photographer chronicled life in the Loop and surrounding area in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, and thousands of her photos were found shortly before her death in 2009. Through April 3. 8 am – 7 pm, 78 E. Washington St, FREE

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