Truffles from Katherine Anne Confections (Hilary Higgins/RedEye )
In a Pickle
Chicago Q 1160 N. Dearborn St. 312-642-1160
Legend has it that Cleopatra attributed her beauty to a diet of pickles, which is reason enough to celebrate National Pickle Day. Observe the occasion with chef Lee Ann Whippen's fried bread-and-butter pickles ($7.50), made from hand-cut fresh cukes, garlic, onions and spices. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Luxbar 18 E. Bellevue Place 312-828-9313
Please more than just your palate at All in Good Taste, where in addition to appetizers, Skyy vodka cocktails, Goose Island 312 beer, wine from The Naked Grape and a silent auction, you'll enjoy the satisfaction of helping Best Buddies Illinois, which benefits developmentally disabled individuals. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $45-$60. RSVP: bestbuddiesillinois.org.
On the Case
Katherine Anne Confections 2745 W. Armitage Ave. 773-245-1630
Barley's Angels, a craft beer club for women, celebrates the fact that ladies appreciate more than just girlie drinks with a fierce fete featuring five four-ounce pours paired with gourmet chocolates—including Oskar Blues Ten FIDY imperial stout served with a coffee-marshmallow truffle—and a discussion by Chicago chapter leader Lorna Juett. 6:30-8 p.m. $35. RSVP required: localoptionbier.com.
Rebel Bar & Grill 3462 N. Clark St. 855-637-3568
Take a chance on love at Dating for Nerds, where you meet other smart singles over several rounds of Chance Encounters party games with ice-breaking conversational prompts and "get lucky" drink specials including $5 Magic Rock's Magic 8 Ball black IPA and Drawing Straw-berries martinis, plus $6 White Russian Roulettes made with randomly determined mystery liqueurs. 7-10 p.m. $30. RSVP required: nerdsatheart.com.
The Ace Bar 1505 W. Fullerton Ave. 312-970-1505
Don't worry; Laughing Stock isn't an event where the whole room makes fun of you. Rather, it's a mini-Woodstock of musical comedy bands featuring humorous and harmonious sets by The Shock Ts, Tiberius and Walk the Talk with specials including $3 PBR tallboys, $5 Maker's Mark bourbon cocktails and $3 sliders with chips. 8 p.m. $7.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Comedy troupe pH Productions kicks off its 10th anniversary celebrations in its new home: whatisph.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.