City Fresh Market offers $1 bureks at both its locations Thursday. (Beth Rooney for Tribune )
Toppers Pizza 2 E. 8th St. 312-291-0400
Grab the spare change out of your sofa cushions and head to the South Loop spot's grand opening celebration, where a one-topping personal-sized pizza or an order of Topperstix—sweet or savory breadsticks—sets you back $1. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Hopleaf 5148 N. Clark St. 773-334-9851
The Andersonville tavern teams up with Oskar Blues Brewery for a beer and cheese pairing class where Hopleaf owner Michael Roper leads you through seven match-ups featuring such highlights from the Colorado-based brewery as Dale's pale ale and Ten Fidy imperial stout. 7:30 p.m. $25. RSVP required by noon: brownpapertickets.com.
Sip Sip Hooray
Moonshine 1824 W. Division St. 773-862-8686
Pay tribute to the end of Prohibition—December 5, 1933, to be exact—with a Repeal Day celebration featuring $4 pints and 12-ounce bottles of the Batch 19 beer, inspired by the last batches of Coors brewed before the 1919 law went into effect. Immerse yourself in the era with 1920-style photo sessions on period backdrops. 6-9 p.m. No cover.
Jokes and Notes 4641 S. King Drive 773-373-3390
Get your giggles on—for a good cause—as WBEZ-FM 91.5 radio personality Brian Babylon hosts the Pre Holiday Laugh Fest fundraiser for the ASAP Foundation (Azumah Student Assistance Program), founded by former Chicago Bears player Jerry Azumah, which features sets by comics Sean Monroe, Russ Williamson, Marilee Monroe, Big Keef and Megan Gailey. 8:30 p.m. $10 plus a two-drink minimum.
Mix It Up
22 Thirty 9 2239 S. Michigan Ave.
Meet other Chicago professionals at #MixandMingle, where you can take care of business during a networking segment over complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Then kick back and relax as entertainer Pat Hudson hosts performances by Comedian Roy and R&B singer-songwriter Justin Ruff. 7 p.m.-midnight. $10; free before 8 p.m. with RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Try a burek (Balkan-style stuffed phyllo dough) for $1 today at City Fresh Market at 3201 W. Devon Ave. and inside the Chicago French Market.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.