Rising Sun martini at Sola
Sheffield's, 3258 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-4989
Help lift the Curse of the Billy Goat during Smoke the Goat, which includes $12 house-smoked goat platters including goat tacos and grilled goat sliders, served during the televised home opener (1:20-5 p.m.). Festivities also include a Batting Practice brunch buffet (10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $15), $4 New Holland beer pints and a post-game DJ party with burlesque performances. No cover.
Let them eat cake
Jerry's, 1938 W. Division St. 773-235-1006
Give in to your sweet tooth at the kickoff for DLCTBL NYTZ (aka Delectable Nights). DJ Lady D hosts a complimentary dessert and champagne bar, guest DJ Mark Grant and others perform sets, and $5 Saint D'lectable cocktails (prosecco, Saint Germain, soda) are available. Get there early—when the desserts are gone, they're gone. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
Captain Morgan Club, 1060 W. Addison St.
The Wrigley Field club opens for the season at—get this—5 a.m. with a WGN live broadcast till noon and $11 signature cocktails on tap, including a Captain Cubbie (Captain Morgan Black spiced rum and cola) or a Captain's Nest (spiced rum, pineapple and orange juices and amaretto). 5 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sola, 3868 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-327-3868
Feeling nostalgic? Relive the days when the Cubs actually looked good while losing as you sip a Rye Sandberg cocktail, made with rye whiskey, grilled pineapple, simple syrup, lemon, lime, mint and soda ($10) and named for Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg. 5:30-10 p.m.
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. 312-642-4600
Get your history lesson at Chicago Rocks: The Honorable Story of "The Indie City," where musician-journalist Phil Rockrohr discusses how the Windy City's 1980s punk and club scenes—plus two gay men from Colorado—caused the rise of Chicago indie music labels. A concert featuring Chris Connelly (Ministry), Dag Juhlin (Poi Dog Pondering, Slugs), Jon Langford (The Mekons) and others follows. 6:30-10 p.m. $45. Cash bar.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
"The Butcher of Baraboo" opens Thursday at A Red Orchid Theatre (1531 N. Wells St.). Tickets: aredorchidtheatre.org.
JULIA BORCHERTS IS A REDEYE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR. METROMIX@TRIBUNE.COM