Katherine Anne Confections debuts a new truffle flavor today. (Hilary Higgins / RedEye )
South Loop Dishcrawl
Meet at a secret South Loop location—disclosed to you when you purchase a ticket—and dine on three courses at three different restaurants (including the wine cellar at the Chicago Firehouse), each within a five-minute walk from the last. 7 p.m. $45. Tickets: dishcrawl.com/chicago.
Chef Collaboration Truffles
Katherine Anne Confections 2745 W. Armitage Ave. 773-245-1630
Proprietor Katherine Duncan teams up with Fig Catering chef Molly Schemper for the Fig Newton truffle—dried, brandy-soaked figs and raisins with lemon-orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts and chocolate ganache—which debuts today and is available through April 30 for $3 each. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tippling Tuesday: Whiskeys of the World
Double A at Mercadito 108 W. Kinzie St. 312-329-9555
Soak up some spirits—and some education—with Diageo "Master of Whisky" Kyle McHugh, who leads tastings of seven varieties of Scotch, Irish, bourbon and rye whiskey including Lagavulin 16, George Dickel 12 and more, served with passed appetizers. 7-8 p.m. $25. RSVP required.
Lutz Cafe & Pastry Shop 2458 W. Montrose Ave. 773-478-7785
Work on your craft—and your pastry consumption—at this BYOB storytelling open mic hosted by comedians Danny Black ("The God, Sex and Death Variety Hour") and Monte LaMonte ("I [Bleep] You Not") where you get seven minutes on the mic to read or share your newest story. 7-9 p.m. No cover.
Midwest Independent Film Festival
Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N. Clark St. 773-248-7759
Laugh it up and then laugh some more as the MIFF teams up with the Chicago Improv Festival for a Comedy Shorts Program which kicks off with a hosted cocktail reception followed by a filmmakers' panel, then moves into a screening of improv films and 10 scripted short cuts including the Chicago premiere of Sundance fave "'92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card." An after-party follows at Avenue Tavern (2916 N. Broadway). 6 p.m. $10-$15. Tickets: midwestfilm.com.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
The pre-Broadway world premiere of "Big Fish" and the touring production of "Catch Me If You Can" open tonight: broadwayinchicago.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.