Warm up with a hot chocolate crawl that includes a tasty stop at Katherine… (Hilary Higgins/RedEye )
New Gluten-Free Pastries
Senza 2873 N. Broadway 773-770-3527
This Lakeview restaurant's co-owners, Susan McMillan and Amelia Fonti, now brighten up your weekday mornings with a gluten-free bakery featuring treats such as blueberry-orange poppy seed muffins ($1.50), vegan dark chocolate doughnuts ($2.50) and vegan English muffins ($9 per half-dozen). 9 a.m.-noon.
Starving Artist Industry Night
D.S. Tequila Company 3352 N. Halsted St. 773-697-9127
You don't have to actually be starving—or an artist for that matter—to take advantage of Tuesday deals including $3 Jameson shots, $3 Slammer shots, $2 canned beers and—from 5-11 p.m.—a create-your-own-burger special. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
Hot Chocolate Crawl
Hershey's 822 N. Michigan Ave. 312-337-7711
Warm up with samples of three signature Hershey's cocoa flavors, then hop aboard a heated trolley to Katherine Anne Confections for a drinking chocolate tasting where you select your own house-made topping at a marshmallow bar. Then, proceed by trolley to Galway Arms for a choice of booze-spiked cocoa drinks. 6:30-9 p.m. $45. RSVP required by 2 p.m.: bit.ly/cschocolate
(Free!) Face the Strange Series
Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago Ave. 312-280-2660
Become part of the performance yourself as L.A. experimental music group Lucky Dragons performs a 60-minute show featuring live music, video and sounds created in collaboration with the audience as part of the museum's music series. 6 p.m. Free for Illinois residents.
Queer Comedy Showcase
Zanies 1548 N. Wells St. 312-337-4027
New York comedians arrive in Chicago for this monthly LGBT-themed night of laughs featuring sets by headliner Matteo Lane and Advocate.com humorist Jami Smith, plus Chicago comedian and professional storyteller Kelsie Huff and host Bill Cruz, a cast member of Chicago Underground Comedy. 8:30 p.m. $10-$15. Tickets: chicago.zanies.com.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Tickets are on sale for Redmoon's annual Spectacle Lunatique bash March 9 at its new Pilsen home: redmoon.org.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.