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Evening Out: 'Underpants,' Combine and beer

Thursday, September 16, 2010  
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Sep 16, 2010 @ 02:00 PM


"The Underpants,” a Steve Martin comedy about a pair of bloomers presented by Artists’ Ensemble Theater. The show at Rockford College’s Cheek Theatre, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, runs through Sept. 26, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $19 for Sept. 23; for the rest of the shows — $28, $26 for 62 and older, and $10 for students. 815-904-2277;


Try the The Combine ($15.99) at the Machine Shed, 7475 E. State St., Rockford. The Combine is a platter featuring three portions of the eatery’s pork offerings: a roast loin stuffed with sage dressing, a tenderloin wrapped in bacon and a "tangy” boneless loin stuffed with sausage and topped with chili powder and Cajun spices. It comes with vegetables, wild rice or a choice of potato. The restaurant is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. 815-229-3276;


Try one of the eight specialty Oktoberfest beers at Old Chicago, 6280 E. State St., Rockford. The mini tour runs through Oct. 3. The restaurant and bar is open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to midnight on Sunday. 815-227-4040;

This story appeared at on September 16, 2010.

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