Fried chicken at Pecking Order (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
Sparkle and Squawk
Pecking Order 4416 N. Clark St. 773-907-9900
Add a little sparkle to your poultry during Chicks 'n' Bubbles, where a tasting flight of four sparkling wines is paired with a Filipino-style marinated half-chicken served grilled, fried or roasted with two sides of your choice. 7-10 p.m. $30 plus tax and gratuity.
(Free!) American Pie
Delightful Pastries Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton St. 312-234-9644
What's Happy Hour without…pie? Yes, pie. Try samples of apple-caramel, cranberry-fudge, pecan-chocolate or—hey, it's November—pumpkin at this after-work Pie Tasting for the most American of all desserts. 4-6 p.m.
In the Spirit
The Anthem 1725 N. Division St. 773-697-4804
The Ukie Village sports bar celebrates its first anniversary with Spirit Week promotions. Tuesday, it's Nerd Day, which means you can sip $7 Tanqueray Giml-ito cocktails—which, yes, are a geeky scientific mash-up of gimlets and mojitos—and a special $10.99 cheddar-stuffed Juicy Lucy burger. 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Profiles Theatre 4139 N. Broadway 773-549-1815
When "Hellcab"—Will Kern's dramedy about a day in the life of a Chicago cab driver—debuted in 1992, it was scheduled for 12 performances but exploded into a run that lasted more than nine years and spawned productions across the country and around the world. The 20th anniversary remount features 34 actors, and the Tuesday preview show is half-price. 8 p.m. $20. Tickets: profilestheatre.org.
Broadway Playhouse 175 E. Chestnut St. 312-642-2000
"Potted Potter"—in which former BBC Television hosts Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner condense all seven Harry Potter books into a fast-paced parody featuring multiple costume changes, comedic songs and an interactive Quidditch match—kicks off a five-week Chicago run and for the first two shows (Tuesday and Wednesday) you can save $20 per ticket (regularly $39.95-$84.95) with the code FIRST. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: pottedpotter.com.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Punk rock marching band Mucca Pazza hits the Logan Square Auditorium on New Year's Eve with White Mystery and Jon Drake & the Shakes: ticketweb.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.