Get your comfort food fix Monday at Silver Cloud. (Barry Brecheisen/for RedEye )
Hail to the Chief
Silver Cloud 1700 N. Damen Ave. 773-489-6212
Celebrate our country's forefathers with a Presidential lunch or dinner that includes a chicken sandwich or meatloaf plate, a slice of house-made apple pie and a can of American brand beer or—since an inordinate amount of Presidents favored Kentucky spirits—a Bulleit bourbon cocktail. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. $17.76.
Kendall College 900 N. North Branch St. 312-752-2328
See what all the fuss is about Nordic cuisine at the Monday Night Dining Series where culinary students prepare and serve a Scandinavian menu featuring Norwegian spinach soup, cured salmon tartare, roasted pork belly with rutabaga mash, Finnish beet salad, Swedish carrot cake and non-alcoholic beverages. 7 p.m. $38. RSVP: kendall.edu.
Heart Some Comedy
DMK Burger Bar 2954 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-360-8686
Guffaw it up for a good cause at Grass-Fed Laughs, which features sketch comedy by Kelly McGuigan and Mary Catherine Curran of Sweet Tired Kitten and the 4 Days Late ensemble. Admission includes your first drink and all proceeds benefit local organization Open Heart Magic. 10 p.m. $20. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collaboraction 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. 312-226-9633
It's opening night for "Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology," Collaboraction's new, interactive, devised work which blends interviews, articles and online commentary with enactments of three Chicago crimes to explore the influences of poverty, segregation, news media and pop culture—and how our city might approach effective change. 7 p.m. $25; $15 for students, teachers and theater professionals. Tickets: collaboraction.org.
Words with Friends
The Book Cellar 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-293-2665
New writers join the recurring first-person story night, Essay Fiesta, where comedian Paul Luikart, humorist Ken Krimstein, journalist Liz Granger, author Dennis Underwood and blogger Samantha Irby present entertaining essays and free will donations benefit literacy charity 826CHI. 7 p.m. No cover.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Register now to create your own St. Patrick's Day green pint glass during March workshops at Ignite Glass Studio: igniteglass.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.