Meet the Chicago Rush dancers and players on Rush Street. (Chicago Rush )
Feed the Homies
Gino's East Sports Bar 521 S. Dearborn St. 312-939-1818
Chill with some hip-hop over dinner or snacks at this weekly low-key party by the folks behind the Vita Morte streetwear brand, where rapper King Rello hosts, Vic Lloyd and DJ 20 Minutes provide the soundtrack, and the specials include $6 jumbo wings or mozzarella sticks, $3 Old Style cans, $4 5 Rabbit drafts, $5 Jameson, $6 Patron and—if you're feeling especially chill—$10 40-ounce Colt 45s. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
Chicago Rush Appearances
Tavern on Rush 1031 N. Rush St. 312-664-9600 (6 p.m.)
Snuggery 15 W. Division St. 312-337-4349 (7 p.m.)
Mingle with players, dancers and coaches over $3 Coors Light bottles and $8 apple martinis (Tavern on Rush) and $3 Miller Lite 22-ounce drafts and other specials (Snuggery)—and free raffles for game tickets and autographed items—as the team invades Rush Street to celebrate their March 23 Arena Football League home opener. No cover.
(Free!) Free Fitness Classes
Various Chicago Park District parks
Get a jump on your beach body at 28 selected parks with boot camp training and classes in cardio kickboxing, aerobics, yoga, Pilates, strength and conditioning and more through March 30. Schedule and venues: chicagoparkdistrict.com/wellness.
Babes with Blades: 'Julius Caesar'
Raven Theatre 6157 N. Clark St. 773-338-2177
See tough guys portrayed by even tougher gals as an all-female cast takes on Shakespeare's tale of love, loyalty and betrayal amid political conspiracy, complete with swordplay and stage combat. 8 p.m. $20; $12 for students. Tickets: babeswithblades.org.
(Free!) Story Week Festival of Writers: Sapphire
Harold Washington Library 400 S. State St.
The poet, performer and author of the novel, "Push"—adapted into the Academy Award-winning film, "Precious"—reads from her work, joins Booklist senior editor Donna Seaman for a conversation about her life and career and signs copies of her books. 6 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Chicago Chef Week bonus: Bring non-perishable food to The Publican (837 W. Fulton Market) and get a beverage, pork rinds or—Saturday and Sunday—brunch pastry in return.