Reader's Agenda Wed 10/8: FashionBar Chicago, Lyric Opera's Don Giovanni, and Mark Bailey and Ed Hemingway | Bleader

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Reader's Agenda Wed 10/8: FashionBar Chicago, Lyric Opera's Don Giovanni, and Mark Bailey and Ed Hemingway

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Mark Bailey and Ed Hemingways collection of cocktail recipes
  • Mark Bailey and Ed Hemingway's collection of cocktail recipes

Looking for something to do today? Agenda's got you covered.

Just a week before Fashion Focus Chicago, FashionBar Chicago gets the city's sartorial juices flowing at the Drake Hotel with its annual Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show. Designs from Gabrielle Zwick, Prina Bagia, and Satoko Mizuno will be featured along with bites, drinks, and swag bags for guests. Take that, New York!

Lyric Opera's first 1954 production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, has returned with a racier production for audience members to experience at the Civic Opera House. Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls sets this 18th-century comic drama in 1920s Spain, with vocal performances by Mariusz Kwiecień, Ana María Martínez, Andriana Chuchman, and Marina Rebeka.

What better way to enjoy a collection of cocktail recipes and alcohol-related anecdotes than with a whiskey tasting? Book Stall at Chestnut Court presents Mark Bailey and Ed Hemingway's book Of All the Gin Joints: Stumbling Through Hollywood History along with trivia, giveaways, and drinks from High West Distillery.

For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.

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