Lillie's Q has a new, dessert-themed beer on tap. (Dan Peterson/For RedEye )
John's Place 2132 W. Roscoe St. 773-244-6430; 1200 W. Webster Ave. 773-525-6670
Take the sting out of winter with $5 lunch specials at both locations including a half-pound burger with fries, a half-sandwich with fries—turkey reuben, anyone?—or a specialty salad such as the apple and goat cheese with candied walnuts, dried cherries, greens and dijon vinaigrette. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Candy Bar Brew
Lillie's Q 1856 W. North Ave. 773-772-5500
A new beer inspired by the flavor profiles in Nestle's 100 Grand candy bar? Chef-owner Charlie McKenna hosts former City Provisions chef Cleetus Friedman for the debut of Friedman's I'll Have More ($7 per pint), a chocolate, caramel and toasted rice stout developed in collaboration with Michigan's Dark Horse Brewing Co. Additional Dark Horse beers are available on all 10 taps. 6-8 p.m. No cover.
How Roc Rolls
Logan Center for the Arts Performance Hall 915 E. 60th St. 773-702-2787
Emmy Award-winning actor-director Charles "Roc" Dutton shares his humorous and dramatic journey from a Baltimore prison to the Yale School of Drama to TV success in his solo show, "From Jail to Yale: Serving Time on Stage," which benefits the Chicago Youth Leadership Academy. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. $25; $10 for students.
(Free!) Glory Be
Powell's Bookstore 2850 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-248-1444
Essay Fiesta co-founder Keith Ecker and Bitches Gotta Eat blogger Samantha Irby host Guts & Glory, where comedians Kelsie Huff, Adam Guerino and Caitlin Bergh and spoken word artists Emily Rose and Patrick Allen Carberry spill their guts with true tales. Freewill donations benefit One Tail at a Time and 826 Chi. 7 p.m.
Walk Into Scenes
Luther Memorial Church 2500 W. Wilson Ave. 773-539-3018
Walkabout Theater Company kicks off previews of its site-specific world premiere production, "All Rise," a promenade-style play in which the audience encounters a floating astronaut, a man's mid-life rebirth, a women's diet club meeting and a pet burial ceremony. 8 p.m. $25 suggested donation; $15 for students.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
General admission tickets for Baconfest (April 20) go on sale at noon Wednesday: baconfestchicago.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.