A burger at Suite 25 in Logan Square
SECOND FLOOR SCORE
2529 N. Milwaukee Ave. 312-360-7478
Whether or not you already knew that you wanted to try sirloin-stuffed Incan tater tots ($8), Andean chicken skewers with black mint sauce ($10) and other South American-inspired bar food, that burning desire is about to be fulfilled at this new second-floor restaurant and sports lounge from Dino Perez of Rio's D'Sudamerica. 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
226 W. Chicago Ave. 312-265-0911
Monday's the night for a French prix fixe that both your palate and your wallet can say oui to—a three-course dinner with entree options such as braised lamb shank, grilled salmon and gnocchi, plus choices of appetizer and dessert. 5-11 p.m. $27 plus tax and gratuity.
(Free!) AMPLE SAMPLES
Provenance Food and Wine
2528 N. California Ave. 773-384-0699
Get in the spirit(s) of the holidays with local sommelier Clara Orban, who leads a tasting of four wines as she shares tips for holiday entertaining with vino and reads from her recent book, "Wine Lessons: Ten Questions to Guide Your Appreciation of Wine." 5:30-7 p.m.
TO THE DEATH
1328 W. Morse Ave. 773-381-4551
Get some spine-tingling thrills with your seasonal chills at Deathscribe, the fifth annual festival of radio-style horror plays in which Wildclaw Theatre performs the top five bloodcurdling works selected from nearly 100 submissions, with live musical accompaniment by Seeking Wonderland. The winning playwright—as determined by a panel of judges—takes home the coveted Bloody Axe award. 8 p.m. $28; $23 for students. Tickets: maynestage.com.
3110 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-248-5900
Laugh for a good cause at the Chutes & Ladders comedy-variety show, where 10 acts including stand-up comedians Marty DeRosa, Goodrich Gevaart and Katie McVay, improv team Promise Ring and comedy troupe Brouhaha—with an improv puppet musical—raise funds to buy board games for kids at Lurie Children's Hospital. 7:30 p.m. $5.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Get discounted tickets to the New Year's Eve Metropolis Ball through Wednesday with code "Babylonsale": metropolisballchicago2012.com.