You are here: Home>Collections

Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Cheesie's Pub & Grub
Cheesie's Pub & Grub (RedEye file )
April 11, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye


Get cheesy

Cheesie's Pub & Grub, 958-60 W. Belmont Ave. 773-388-1574

Lakeview's late-night grilled cheese bar has doubled in size after taking over the space next door and just reopened with an expanded menu. The new bar is shaped like the number 4 to serve as a reminder that all beer and mixed drinks are just $4 a pop. And one more thing: Free Pac-Man! 11 a.m.-5 a.m. (cocktails till 2 a.m.)


Sips and nibbles

Gallery KH, 311 W. Superior St. 312-642-0202

Tip one back for a good cause at Cocktails and Careers, where you network with other professionals over hosted beer, wine and light appetizers, participate in a raffle and learn about The Cara Program's community projects dedicated to ending homelessness and poverty throughout Chicago. 6-8:30 p.m. $40.

Soviet invasion

Lokal, 1904 W. North Ave. 773-904-8113

Settle in with complimentary small plates and an open bar—featuring a special Moscow martini—as Chicago Opera Theater performs musical selections from Shostakovich's classic satire, "Moscow, Cheryomushki," which humorously exploresRussia's chronic housing shortages. 6-8 p.m. $35.


One-way ticket to hell (free!)

Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-293-2665

Other Voices Books founding editor Stacy Bierlein takes the worst getaway idea ever and turns it into the intriguing title of her new story collection, "A Vacation on the Island of Ex-Boyfriends." Meet her when she celebrates the book's release with a reading and signing. 7 p.m.


Wicker Park Arts Center, 2215 W. North Ave. 773-278-7677

The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival kicks off four days of films, concerts, VJ sets, discussions and more with the feature film "Queens of Country" (7 p.m.; $15), a musical performance by Nora O'Connor (9 p.m., free), a performance by and documentary about punk-rock marching band Mucca Pazza (10 p.m.; $12) and an Awe Dub Sessions after-party at Rodan (1530 N. Milwaukee Ave., 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free), which features reggae music and sci-fi film clips. Schedule:


See the Chicago Golden Gloves through Saturday at Gordon Tech High School (3633 N. California Ave.):


RedEye Chicago Articles