As though you needed an excuse to order chicken and waffles, Grass Fed celebrates… (Grass Fed )
The Old Farm Pop-Up Dinner
Leopold 1450 W. Chicago Ave. 312-348-1028
Toast the new week with a Koval Distillery cocktail reception; then, move into a multi-course dinner featuring sunny-side quail eggs with duck fat biscuit and sweetbread gravy, venison with sunchoke, juniper and dandelion greens and more prepared with Koval spirits. A post-dinner toast with chef Michael Dean Reynolds and guest chef Brian Runge (formerly of Premise) concludes the evening. 6:30 p.m. $75. RSVP required.
International Waffle Day
Grass Fed 1721 N. Damen Ave. 773-342-6000
Dine on celebratory Southern comfort at the Bucktown restaurant, which adds fried chicken and waffles ($14)—made with buttermilk-brined Amish-raised chicken, topped with sage butter and drizzled with warm maple syrup—to its lunch and dinner menus for the day. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 5:30-10 p.m.
Porn and Chicken Party
Evil Olive 1551 W. Division St. 773-235-9100
Dress—or undress—to impress for SRTB's "Porn and Chicken Goes Wild!" theme with inhibition-reducing drink specials including $3 Old Style Light and Old Style 16-ounce cans; $7 tallboy beers with a well whiskey shot—and free chicken while supplies last—plus beats by eight DJs including Sean Strange and Von Funk and a performance by burlesque-sideshow artist Ammo. And yes, there will be TVs broadcasting porn. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $7-$10; no cover before 11 p.m. with RSVP: do312.com.
Bell's Oberon Tapping
Sheffield's 3258 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-4989
Whether or not you believe that spring has actually sprung, the brew's annual appearance signifies that the season has officially arrived. Sample a pint for $5 and stick around for swag and themed giveaways throughout the evening. 6 p.m. No cover.
The Side Project Theatre 1439 W. Jarvis Ave. 773-340-0140
It's opening night for the world premiere of this Vietnam War-era dramedy by local playwright Robert Tenges ("Strangers Knocking," "People We Know") in which five Chicago-area characters struggle with romantic and family relationships, teen angst, midlife crises and the pros and cons of enlisting versus dodging the draft. 7:30 p.m. $20; $15 for students. Tickets: thesideproject.net.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.