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Hog out with Rick Bayless

Plus Jonathan Safran Foer at the Harold Washington and Cougar at Subterranean



    Hog out with Rick Bayless
    Rick Bayless won Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" spin off.

    TOP THAT: Top Chef Master Rick Bayless will give a demo for Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Bayless recently opened up his third Mexican restaurant, Xoco. Try pronouncing that one. 2430 N. Canon Drive; Lincoln Park. 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    GET STEAMY IN THE FIRST PERSON: “Everything Is Illuminated” author and nerd hottie Jonathan Safran Foer stops by theHarold Washington Library. Safran Foer will read and sign copies of his latest work, the non-fictional “Eating Animals.” 400 S. State St.; South Loop. 6 p.m. Free.

    ROAMING COUGARS: If you hear news reports of a cougar loose in Wicker Park, don’t worry. It’s most likely not a randy older woman or the four-legged creature, but the indie-rock band Cougar. The group plays with openers 1000 Vertical feet at Subterranean. 2011 W. North Ave.; Wicker Park. 9 p.m. $10. 21 and older.