Learn to whip up three rum-based summer drinks at Weather Mark Tavern. (Weather Mark Tavern )
New Lunch Service
Embeya 564 W. Randolph St. 312-612-5640
Chef Thai Dang debuts lunch service with a la carte entrees including stuffed quail with black rice, onion and ginger ($15) and ribs with tamarind, toasted garlic and hoisin ($14), plus a $21 three-course prix-fixe option. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reno 2607 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-697-4234
BYO mixtape and the staff will pop it into the deck while you dine on chef Johnny Anderes' Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas (two for $20), which you can wash down with $2 PBR tallboys and $2 shots of Benchmark bourbon. 4:30-10 p.m.
Three Rum Cocktails To Impress Your Friends
Weather Mark Tavern 1503 S. Michigan Ave. 773-588-0230
Sail the high seas with rum expert and author Edward Hamilton (ministryofrum.com), who leads an interactive class featuring the spirit's history, take-home recipes and techniques for mixing modern twists on daiquiris, rum punch and old fashioneds. Then, sample your concoctions with signature appetizers and desserts. 7 p.m. $25. RSVP required.
Solo in the 2nd City: The Y Chromosome
Beauty Bar 1444 W. Chicago Ave. 312-226-8828
The live lit series—which showcases stories about sex, dating and single life in Chicago—takes a (mostly) all-male turn as hosts Carly Oishi and Melinda McIntire present tales by local dudes Michael Kosko, Big Rob Ruiz, J.W. Reese, Shane Beers and Jeff Ramone. DJ Continental brings the beats and freewill donations benefit the Chicago Women's Health Center. 7:30 p.m. No cover.
Big-Screen Blind Spot Movie Night: 'Dazed and Confused'
The Logan Theatre 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-342-5555
Join RedEye as we kick off our first live throwback movie night with pre-show games and a screening of Richard Linklater's 1993 classic coming-of-age comedy about 1976 high school misadventures—the winner in RedEye's March contest to choose your favorite 1993 film. 8 p.m. $7; $15 with popcorn and a drink ticket. Tickets: redeyechicago.com/bigscreen.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Join the Natural Resources Defense Council April 22 for an Earth Day craft beer tasting: nrdc.org/chicagoearthday2013.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.