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New for you
Brasserie by LM, 800 S. Michigan Ave. 312-431-1788
The newest offering from the folks behind LM Restaurant and Troquet opens Wednesday in the former Tribute space with a French menu by former Pump Room chef Brad Phillips featuring a croque monsieur with fries ($9) and a $25 three-course prix fixe featuring Bibb salad, duck confit with white bean ragout and vanilla pots de creme. 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Hearty, 3819 N. Broadway 773-244-9866
Don't stop till you get enough of the $12 all-you-can-eat mussels and fries. Wednesday night, choose between two preparations: spicy roast plum tomato with white wine and rosemary or wheat beer, orange and caramelized onion with thyme. Wash them down with a $6 Lagunitas IPA or a North Coast Le Merle Saison beer. 5-10 p.m.
Your just desserts
Greenhouse Loft, 2545 W. Diversey Ave. 312-733-5762
Sip New Belgium beers and organic and sustainable red and white wines, and sample sweets from more than a dozen local bakeries and chocolatiers including Fritz Pastry, Bot Bakery and Katherine Anne Confections at Desserts for Deserts, which benefits Fresh Moves, a mobile service that brings affordable produce to Chicago's "food desert" neighborhoods. 7-10 p.m. $55-$75.
Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Drop the secret (well, not-so-secret now) password—"Nautilus"—at the door and enter the weekly Speakeasy series, which goes steampunk Wednesday with hosted Dewar's cocktails (9-10:30 p.m.) and music by Victorian vaudevillian Joseph Vourteque and his custom-built DJ setup. 9 p.m. No cover.
The Pub Theater at Fizz, 3220 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-904-8777
Who needs sparkly vampires when you can watch post-apocalyptic teens battle each other to a televised death? At "The Funger Games," a sketch-comedy satire of"The Hunger Games" novel and movie, local comedians battle to the death for your laughs—and engage audience volunteers in interactive games for prizes. The proceeds send underprivileged teens to see the blockbuster film. 8 p.m. $10.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
David Guetta returns to Congress Theater on May 25. Get tickets now at clubtix.com.
JULIA BORCHERTS IS A REDEYE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR. METROMIX@TRIBUNE.COM