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WINE TASTING AT HOUSE RED
When/Where: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at House Red, 7403 W. Madison St. in Forest Park
Why Go: Italian winemaker Antonio Deltetto and Croatian winemaker Ivica Matosevic visit the Madison Street storefront, and its new "Vinoteca" wine bar, for a showcase of their wines.
TASTING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH NORMA RIXTER
When/Where: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at , 141 N. Oak PARK Ave.
Why Go: Author, "wellness guru" and Oak Park-River Forest realtor Norma Rixter will prepare recipes from her new book Norma Can COOK!, which highlights quick and healthy meals for families.
Price: Free admission
FATHER-SON POKER TOURNAMENT
When/Where: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at , 905 S. Lombard Ave. in Oak Park.
Why Go: Dads can teach sons when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em at the Buzz's first-ever poker tourney, which includes burgers, loaded backed potatoes and root beers. Dads can BYOB. Reservations recommended.
Price: $17 per person includes dinner.
When/Where: 9 p.m. Saturday at the , 825 S. Oak Park Ave.
Why Go: Tie-dye drenched two-man acoustic and electric rock, blues, R & B and reggae plus the Ale House's beer lineup. Hello, summer.
Price: No cover
When/Where: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the , 200 N. Oak Park Ave.
Why Go: Hosted by Radio Personality Angel Jerez of Inspiration AM1390, Saturday's event will feature dance performances, dance instruction and music by DJ Samuel and Chicago Christian rapper Tereya Grace.
Price: $5 advance;$10 at door; ticket info here