Mussels at Branch 27 (RedEye file photo )
Branch 27, 1371 W. Chicago Ave. 312-850-2700
Breaking news: It's National Library Week! Dust off your library card and take it to this River West bistro located in the former 27th Ward library branch for a 15 percent discount on food items including the $13 Mussels Monday special, which features your choice of four mussels preparations served with a Goose Island Summertime draft. 5-10 p.m.
Over a barrel
The Barrelhouse Flat, 2624 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-857-0421
Chef Nick Hertel and mixologist Stephan Cole team up for new spring menu options including a grilled Belgian endive salad with fennel, orange, cured Moroccan olive and mint ($7), escargot fries with garlic and parmesan ($7) and a Dandy Lion cocktail with gin, muddled cucumber, absinthe and lemon ($11). 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St. 312-266-0400
Beer budget a little light after the weekend? Get a $1 Trumer Pils draft when you order an Angus stuffed bacon and mushroom burger with Swiss cheese and applewood-smoked bacon ($10.95) at this casual neighborhood pub. 11 a.m.-midnight.
Webster's Wine Bar, 1480 W. Webster Ave. 773-868-0608
In honor of its 13th birthday, 2nd Story celebrates its rebellious teenage years with Rights, Radicals and Revolutions: Stories of Rebellion featuring tales by local writer-performers Coya Paz, Ames Hawkins, Eric Hazen and Sahar Mustafah—and free cupcakes. 7:30 p.m. $15-$20. RSVP recommended: 2ndstory.com.
Silence is golden
The Theater Training Center, 4802 N. Broadway, 2nd floor 773-717-2542
Ever want to try improv without the pressure of having to come up with funny lines? Chicago Ladies in Comedy offers both men and women its Breaking the Mold! The Silent Treatment workshop, in which iO ensemble member and "This Much Is True" co-host Deanna Moffitt leads you through silent improv games and scenes. 7-9 p.m. $10. RSVP recommended: brownpapertickets.com/event/239210.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Reserve now for the April 29 Rijsttafel Indonesian dinner at Vincent (1475 W. Balmoral Ave.): thericetable.com.