Sushi, sake and rum at the Shedd aquarium

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 01/22/2010, 03:28pm

If you think the Shedd Aquarium is just a place to take out-of-town guests interested in the underwater world, you’d better open your eyes. Like many of its Museum Campus cohorts, has a whole lot more going on outside regular hours. For proof, here are two recent events (one coming up soon, and one just passed):

On Wednesday, January 27, experts from Plitt Seafood Company will be on hand to lead you through a $50 class on rolling your own sushi (with sustainable seafood, of course). The admission fee also includes sake, a tour of the aquarium and coffee and themed desserts. You must be 21 to register (312-692-3206 or

Last night, AKIRA and the Lyric Opera teamed up for a fashion show/launch party for Kraken rum. As this NBC Chicago video shows, it was anything but a dull night at the museum.

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