Forever Yogurt, 3510 N. Halsted St. 773-698-7031
Be one of the first 50 customers in line at the grand opening of local entrepreneur Mandy Calara's fourth Chicago location and score free Forever Yogurt for a year. Can't get there early? You'll still get 50 percent off your fro-yo order. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday.
Red Tape Theatre, 621 W. Belmont Ave. 847-738-6919
Sample cheeses, Greek specialties, mac 'n' cheese, desserts and more from neighborhood restaurants Wilde Bar, Pastoral, Zad Restaurant, Argo Tea, Melanthios and others at Chicago Fringe Artist Networking Night, which features 16 durational and pop-up performances, a visual art exhibition and more. 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. $20.
Punk rock pours
Township, 2200 N. California Ave. 773-384-1865
Grab one of 70 craft beers—or go old-school with a $6 Old Milwaukee plus a grilled cheese and a side—at this Logan Square spot in the former Pancho's space and pogo through four sets by new and classic Chicago punk bands The Bomb, Dead Town Rivalry, Silver Abuse and Big Sur. 9 p.m. Friday. $6.
McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Geek out with your own kind at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, which features appearances by 200 artists, authors and actors including Anne Rice ("The Vampire Chronicles"), Charlaine Harris (the Sookie Stackhouse series) and Sean Astin ("The Lord of the Rings"), plus after-hours panels, vendors, sci-fi speed dating, a free "droid hunt" raffle and more. 1-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $35-$65. Schedule: c2e2.com.
Art and commerce
Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. 773-278-1500
The debate about talent versus marketability continues in the world premiere of Pavement Group's dark comedy, "Girl You Know It's True," which interweaves the infamous Milli Vanilli music scandal with the tale of a frustrated white male playwright who skyrockets to fame after creating a fake identity as a wheelchair-bound, African-American lesbian. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 3 p.m. Sunday. $25.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Tickets for the 2012 Just for Laughs Festival go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday: justforlaughschicago.com.
JULIA BORCHERTS IS A REDEYE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR. METROMIX@TRIBUNE.COM