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Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

By Samantha Nelson, Contact Reporter

Meet Andrew Shaw, make your own truffles for Valentine's Day and more things to do in Chicago on Wednesday, Feb. 10. 

EAT

Love Potion Chocolate & Wine

The Boarding House

720 N. Wells St. 312-280-0720

Owner Alpana Singh and executive pastry chef Julia Fitting host a self-guided tasting of six wines paired with six sweets including a white and dark chocolate fondue station and dark chocolate-dipped strawberry marshmallows. 6:30-8 p.m. $28. Tickets: theboardinghouse.ticketleap.com

Truffle Making and Tasting

Local Foods

1427 W. Willow St. 312-432-6575

Katherine Anne Confections staffers teach you how to make three types of truffles with nine different garnishes at this BYOB class. You'll take your creations home and can buy more sweets to give as Valentine's Day gifts. 6-7:30 p.m. $27.37. Tickets: eventbrite.com 

DRINK

Meet & Greet with Andrew Shaw (Free!)

Mariano's

1500 N. Clybourn Ave. 312-475-9661

The Blackhawks right wing poses for photos, signs autographs and doles out samples of Coco5, a coconut water drink developed by NHL medical experts. 6-8 p.m. Free.

DO

Black History Month Celebration of Rising Stars (Free!)

Macy's

111 N. State St. 800-329-8667

Jurnee Smollett-Bell ("Parenthood") and Serayah McNeill ("Empire") discuss culture, careers and influences. The event also features a performance by McNeill and a preview of Smollett-Bell's new show, "Underground." 5:30 p.m. Free. Phone reservations recommended.

'Open Tables'

Half Acre Production Brewery

2050 W. Rascher Ave.

A screening of the romantic comedy benefiting Elevated Films features a Q&A with the writers and cast, Koval Distillery tastings and snacks from SkinnyPop, Goddess and the Baker and Dough Dough Bird Baking Company. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $11.49. Tickets: eventbrite.com

HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAY

Luke's Lobster (134 N. LaSalle St. 312-982-2977) offers $3 microbrews, $4 cider, $25 bottles of wine and $7 glasses of wine from 4-7 p.m.

Want to learn how to brew beer or make a craft cocktail? Click here for cocktail classes in Chicago.

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