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Birthday beer bash aids Chicago charities



Everyone’s invited to help Tim Sarrantonio celebrate his 30th birthday. The party takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Goose Island Brewpub in Wrigleyville. Sarrantonio’s bash, modestly termed “The TimTacular,” will feature Goose Island beer, an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet, a tasting of Frontera Grill Chef Rick Bayless’s Goose Island collaboration beer Marisol and live entertainment from The Neo-Futurists, comedian Cameron Esposito, and local band Sexy Fights.

The event benefits The Neo-Futurists and Reading with Pictures, on whose boards Sarrantonio serves, as well as The Arts of Life and ARISE Chicago. A live auction features donations from Chef Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat in the West Loop, Atwood Cafe in the Loop, science-fiction author Neil Gaiman, Chicago’s Begyle Brewing and many more.

Tickets are $60 and include door prizes and special gifts to attendees. Email Sarrantonio at for more information or to wish him many happy returns.