Le Colonial, 937 N. Rush St. 312-255-0088
Go high-end but skip the high price with the Date Night tasting menu, a three-course prix fixe that on Wednesday features your choice of Ga Xao Cari (sauteed chicken) or Mi Xao Don Chay (stir-fried veggies and tofu) plus a glass of wine. The savings continue with a 50 percent discount on optional UBER car service ($30 or less) for your ride home. 5-11 p.m. $25 per person.
Follow the leader
Leader Bar, 3000 W. Irving Park Road. 773-478-2337
Take your dinner from drab to fab with a $9.95 8-ounce char-crust Angus New York strip steak served with pub chips, au jus and sauteed 'shrooms. Wash it down with a $3 Schlitz tallboy can or $5 specialty cocktails including a Dark and Stormy (Mount Gay rum, ginger beer, lime and bitters). 11 a.m.-midnight.
New wave save
Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave. 312-226-8828
Get your new wave on for cheap at Bargain Wave, where DJs Danny and Chester spin '80s sounds for your dancing pleasure and drink specials include $1 Schlitz, $2 Jack Daniels Honey shots and $3 well cocktails. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
Storefront 5344, 5344 W. Lawrence Ave. 312-342-7896
Get a shot of philosophy with a whimsical chaser in Genesis Ensemble's "The Rest Unknown," inspired by artist Maira Kalman's book "The Principles of Uncertainty," in which the troupe presents a gallery tour filled with interactive, humorous performance art geared to raise questions about the meaning of life. 8 p.m. $15.
Cure what Aileys you
Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway. 800 982-2787
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicks off six programs curated by new artistic director Robert Battle featuring Ohad Naharin's "Minus 16"—which incorporates techno-pop, Dean Martin and traditional Israeli music—plus modern dancemaster Paul Taylor's "Arden Court" and the company's signature gospel-themed work, "Revelations," which remains as explosive today as in its 1960 debut. 7:30 p.m. $30-$90.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Make reservations for the Greek Easter lamb dinner Sunday at Taxim (1558 N. Milwaukee Ave.): taximchicago.com
JULIA BORCHERTS IS A REDEYE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR. METROMIX@TRIBUNE.COM