Epic introduces a seasonal menu that highlights chestnuts. (Barry Brecheisen for RedEye )
1500 W. Taylor St. 773-325-9700
Learn to cook for the holidays like everyone's favorite Italian grandmother at a Rosebud Culinary Class, where chef Michael Ponzio demonstrates seafood favorites including linguine scungilli, merluzzo (cod) livornese and fish salad, plus a holiday dessert—then enjoy the results with wine pairings. 7-9:30 p.m. $55. RSVP required.
112 W. Hubbard St. 312-222-4940
Nothing says "happy holidays" like chestnuts—and in this case, a four-course, chestnut-centric prix-fixe dinner featuring lobster and chestnut risotto with saffron butter; blood oranges with toasted chestnuts, watercress and feta cheese; venison osso bucco with chestnut puree and tempura broccolini; and chestnut mousse with milk chocolate cream. 5:30-10 p.m. $48; $70 with wine pairings.
Good as Gould
A.J. Hudson's Public House
3801 N. Ashland Ave. 773-348-2767
Watch Monday Night Football with Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould as he hosts a fundraiser for his Golden Touch foundation. Ticket includes an appetizer buffet, select beer, wine and cocktails, raffles and a viewing of the Texans vs. Patriots game. 7-9 p.m. $55.
Tales of the Weird
5153 N. Ashland Ave. 312-409-1954
Barrel of Monkeys teams up with Sideshow Theatre Company for "Chicago's Weird, Grandma" in which both companies perform sketches based on tales created by elementary school students in Chicago Public Schools. 8 p.m. $12.
Dream Theatre Company
556 W. 18th St. 773-552-8616
Find out whether or not the boy finally decides to grow up in "Peter Pan's Shadow Part Three: Foreverland," the third installment in artistic director Jeremy Menekseoglu's dark trilogy inspired by the classic J.M. Barrie tale, in which Peter attempts to lure Wendy back to a ruined Neverland as Tinker Bell's romantic desperation for Peter increases. 8 p.m. $15-$18.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.