Boiler Room in Logan Square
1312 S. Wabash Ave. 312-939-3870
Chef Gaetano Ascione celebrates the Italian Carnevale of his childhood with meaty options including braciola (sliced beef rolled and stuffed with pine nuts, raisins, garlic and parmesan cheese, $18) and the skillet-roasted spaghetti pie with salami, boiled eggs and parmesan cheese ($12). 5-10 p.m.
2210 N. California Ave. 773-276-5625
Grab a $7.50 PB & J special—slice of pizza, PBR tall boy and shot of Jameson—at the monthly YouTube Night, where you can request your favorite videos to be played on the bar's projection screens. A current favorite among regulars? The Five Guys Burgers and Fries music video. A current favorite among the staff? The "[Bleep] People Say to Bartenders" satire. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
Tales of the Tape
Comedy Sportz Theatre
929 W. Belmont Ave. 773-549-8080
Be a part of a live DVD and CD taping at 100 Proof Comedy, where host Jamie Campbell presents a lineup of 18 Chicago stand-up comedians including Kelsie Huff, Lisa Laureta, Matt Riggs, Prateek Srivastava and headliner Sherman Edwards. 8 p.m. $10. Tickets: comedysportzchicago.com
Array of Arts
City Point Loft
110 E. 23rd St. 708-370-0314
The Gala—a group that brings together a diverse array of artists—hosts a showcase featuring singer Kiara Lanier, poet Marty McConnell, visual artist Ian Phillips and house band Verzatile. The night kicks off with an open mic (sign up at 8 p.m.) where MCs, singers, poets and writers can rock it solo, with the house band or with their own backing tracks. 8:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation.
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-871-3000
Third Coast International Audio Festival and Victory Gardens team up for "Identity: Real and Imagined," in which Victory Gardens artistic consultant Kareem Khubchandani hosts a presentation of audio stories about race and identity and a discussion of those themes. 7:30 p.m. $8-$10. Tickets: victorygardens.org.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Tickets for Beyonce's July 17 "Mrs. Carter" show at the United Center go on sale today: ticketmaster.com.