Bartenders shake it up at Three Aces (Jason Little/For RedEye )
WELCOME THE DARKNESS
1321 W. Taylor St. 312-243-1577
Only the darkest food and drinks appear on the rock 'n' roll restaurant's seasonal Blackout menu, which includes arancini with squid ink risotto, mint and bolognese sauce ($8); duck breast with beluga lentils and black kale ($18); a Dark Traveler cocktail (Ravenswood rye from Journeyman Distillery, Graham's 20-year tawny port and black walnut bitters for $9) and more, served with low lights and wicked metal music. 4-11 p.m. Through Nov. 4.
108 W. Kinzie St. 312-329-9555
Show some gratitude to your ancestors with a Dia de los Muertos dinner featuring five traditionally inspired dishes and drink pairings including braised lamb tacos served with a tequila and pomegranate Kiss of Death cocktail and house-made Day of the Dead bread with Mexican hot chocolate and mezcal. 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m. $55.
EVE OF THE EVE
1315 W. North Ave. 773-395-2700
Celebrate Hell Night with a little dark glam at the Devil's Night Edition of Tuesday & Absinthe, which features fire-themed acts, absinthe cocktails ($9-$13), Ouija board communication with reputed club-dwelling spirits, a post-seance space cleansing by Worship Chicago, performances by Bottoms Up Burlesque and music by resident DJ Peter Propaganda and guest DJs Magicks, Ignited and Aaron Ackerson. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. No cover.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, REDEYE!
3175 N. Broadway 773-327-3175
To celebrate RedEye's tenth birthday, we're making fun of ourselves with a RedEye Roast—and bringing others in to help, including iO's Whirled News Tonight, sketch ensemble Schadenfreude and stand-up comedians Megan Gailey, Clark Jones and Sean Flannery. 7:30 p.m. $10 plus a two-drink minimum. Tickets: laughfactory.com.
(Free!) FREE FAREWELL
The Playground Theater
3209 N. Halsted St. 773-871-3793
Claymore Productions brings its four-year run of "The Free Improv Show ($5)" to a close with a finale show featuring a highlights retrospective and cameo appearances. And yes, because it's the last show, it will actually be free. 10 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Damien Echols discusses his book "Life After Death" at the Logan Square Auditorium Nov. 14: brownpapertickets.com.