Publican Quality Meats (Barry Brecheisen photo…)
The B's knees
Publican Quality Meats, 825 W. Fulton Market 312-445-8977
The lunch market opens for a Burgers, Beer and Bourbon night, which features two menu items: the debut of the Publican Classic Burger and a surprise second burger offering ($10 with fries) that you can pair with draft or bottled beer, a Coke or a shot of Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon ($5). 6-9 p.m.
Mercadito, 108 W. Kinzie St. 312-329-9555
Chef Patricio Sandoval kicks off May's Tacos for Strength campaign with guest chef Justin Large's (Big Star) taco de ostiones—fried oyster tacos with chipotle mayo and spicy radish slaw—to benefit national hunger organization Share Our Strength. Grab three for lunch ($12.50) or four for dinner ($16.50) through May 31. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont Ave. 773-709-1401
Settle in with complimentary cookies at Two Cookie Minimum: Industry Night, in which local freelance writers and journal producers including RUI co-founder Rob Duffer, Examiner political correspondent Wyl Villacres, Make magazine executive director Sarah Dodson, New City editor Naomi Huffman and more read original fiction and answer your publishing questions while you sip $4.50 Half Acre and Goose Island Green Line drafts and $4 well drinks. 9 p.m. No cover.
Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. 773-975-8150
Think your life's a little cray-cray? Gain some perspective at "Tigers Be Still," about the misadventures of a college grad who's dealing with a frustrating new job as an art teacher, her depressed family and, yes, an escaped tiger. The comedy by Kim Rosenstock ("New Girl") opens Tuesday. 7 p.m. $24.
Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Place 312-787-2200
Stay ahead of the trends and discover rising local talent at the Shop IN Chicago pop-up shop, where you can browse clothing, jewelry, accessories, handbags, skin care and more by 15 emerging Chicago designers. 5-9 p.m. No cover. RSVP required: ceceandmelinda.com.
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Need more live music in your life? Head to redeyechicago.com for our full May concert guide.
JULIA BORCHERTS IS A REDEYE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR. METROMIX@TRIBUNE.COM