Bombay Spice in River North (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
Old Town Pour House
1419 N. Wells St. 312-477-2800
Nibble your way into Thanksgiving with the Tryptophan Trip, a turkey slider trio available through Nov. 23 featuring such toppings as tomato-bacon relish, Asian slaw and cranberry-apple chutney. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. $11. Score a similar deal from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at sister spot South Branch (100 S. Wacker Drive).
LET THERE BE LIGHT
Bombay Spice Grill & Wine
450 N. Clark St. 312-477-7657
Pair up with a pal to celebrate Diwali—the Hindu Festival of Lights—with a dinner for two featuring two appetizers, an entree, paratha flatbread and a dessert sampler. 5-10 p.m. through Sunday $49.95.
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
737 W. Randolph St. 312-638-0700
Doors open at 5 p.m. for The Moth StorySLAM—the second Chicago installment of the popular national series—where volunteer amateur and professional storytellers chosen at random share five-minute, no-notes tales on the theme of "transplant" and the winner advances to an annual GrandSLAM competition. Fortify your courage with $5 house-brewed drafts including Speakerswagon pilsner and Duro Oscuro dunkelweiss. 8 p.m. $8-$16. Tickets: themoth.org/events.
OUT AND ABOUT
Reggie's Music Joint
2105 S. State St. 312-949-0120
B. Slade—the two-time Grammy-nominated gospel singer formerly known as Tonex—caused controversy in 2009 when he traded in spirituals for the sexy and secular R&B, pop, jazz, funk and trance music you'll get when he heats up the house on his Sex, Drugs and Sushi tour. 8 p.m. $25. Tickets: reggieslive.com.
HARD DAYS' NIGHT
The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St. 312-943-9090
Meet Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Truthdig columnist, Nation Institute senior fellow and veteran war correspondent Chris Hedges, who reads from his newest book, "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt," discusses unregulated marketplace practices and impoverished American cities with Reverend Jeremiah Wright and signs books at a post-show reception. 7 p.m. $5. Tickets: hedgeswrightevent.brownpapertickets.com.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Meet A Red Orchid Theatre co-founder Michael Shannon tonight at a 20th anniversary gala and enter an auction for a "Boardwalk Empire" role: aredorchidtheatre.org.