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The third Tuesday of every month this summer, friends and colleagues in the food and beverage world are invited to gather for an original Chicago happening: Malty Matinees at the Music Box.
2:00pm screenings will be preceded by tastings of spectacular, rather rare beers from the exceptional portfolio of importer Vanberg & DeWulf, the only beer importer ever nominated for a James Beard Foundation award. (The founders of the company live in Chicago and are fans of the Music Box.) Here’s your chance to hobnob with fellow foodies, catch a great film from our Classic Matinee Series, and sip, savor, and celebrate specialty beers from Belgium, France, Italy, England, and Iceland.
DIRECTED BY GEORGE STEVENS STARRING FRED ASTAIRE, GINGER ROGERS IN ENGLISH
Astaire, Rogers, and beer.
Featured beers: Posca Rustica: a rare spiced gruit from the Brasserie Dupont, hailed by NPR’s Scott Simon as one of the best summer beers Hop Ruiter: named best new beer from a Belgian microbrewery, and a surprise new beer from Ghent
Lucky (Fred Astaire) is a gambler and dancer engaged to Margaret, but when he’s late to the wedding, Margaret’s father calls the whole thing off. Intent to prove himself, Lucky heads to New York City to earn himself $25,000. But wouldn’t you know, Lucky meets pretty dance instructor Penny (Ginger Rogers) and soon begins to forget all about his fiancée.