A two-year anniversary at Roots Pizza means deals on pizza and drinks. (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
Second Anniversary Party
Roots Handmade Pizza 1924 W. Chicago Ave. 773-645-4949
Dine in and get a 20 percent discount on all signature malt-crust pizzas plus complimentary birthday cake from sister spot West Town Bakery and $2 Roots house brew pours, $3 Cazadores tequila and 42 Below vodka shots and $5 Grey Goose cocktails. At 10 p.m., bar patrons get free slices of Roots' new Chef Series pizzas by Antique Taco's Rick Ortiz and Homestead's Chris Curren. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Bodega N. 5 at Mercat a la Planxa 638 S. Michigan Ave. 312-765-0524
Take a post-work trip to Spain with tastings of Mascaro cava paired with melon con jamon (melon, serrano ham and spiced yogurt) and Marques de Vargas rioja served with albondigas de cordero (lamb meatballs with piquillo pepper sofrito) plus a discussion of Spanish wines. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $15.
Chicago Artists' Coalition 217 N. Carpenter St. 312-491-8888
Glam up your life affordably with 60 to 90 percent off gourmet chocolates by Vosges Haut-Chocolat and Wild Ophelia, paper goods by Snow & Graham, apparel from M2F Denim and Sofia, jewelry from Winifred Grace, textiles and home accessories from Burrow & Hive and consignment items from Luxury Garage Sale. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. No cover.
BET Audition Showcase
Jokes and Notes 4641 S. King Drive 773-373-3390
"Comic View" returns to BET in 2014 and network scouts attend five showcases at the Bronzeville club in search of talent. Ten aspiring comedians perform at each show with hosts Baldhead Phillips (Wednesday); Lil Rel (Thursday) and James Davis, who plays Oliver on BET's "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Friday). 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday. $5-$20.
Third Anniversary Party
Squasht Boutique 2556 W. Chicago Ave. 773-292-4123
Browse apparel and accessories by 30 designers including Squasht by Les—all at 20 percent discounts—at this bash which also features free games with giveaways, pizza from The Beetle Bar & Grill, fudge from MoSweet, boozy snowcones from Jo Snow and beats by DJ Creme Brulee. 6-9 p.m.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.