Ada Street restaurant hosts a Monday party with music, cake balls and beer. (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
Revamped Lunch Menu
Chicago Q 1160 N. Dearborn St. 312-642-1160
Chef Lee Ann Whippen lightens up the Gold Coast barbecue spot's lunch options for summer with dishes including smoked corn salad ($12.25), summer watermelon salad ($6.25) and a seared ahi tuna club ($16.75). 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Goddess and Grocer 901 N. Larrabee St. 312-988-9870
Cool off with a new line of smoothies developed through a partnership with the David Barton Gym in River North. At between 120 and 400 calories, the nutrition-packed drinks come in flavors including mango-ginger, peach-coconut and spinach. 6 a.m.-9 p.m. $6.
Ada Street 1664 N. Ada St. 773-697-7069
Chill outside listening to records and playing pingpong at this monthly bash hosted by DJ- and music enthusiast-group Vinyl Me, Please, which includes cake balls and beer. 9 p.m. $10. Tickets: eventbrite.com
The Coffee House Music/Plays
Kitchen Sink 1107 W. Berwyn Ave. 773-944-0592
Taking coffee shop entertainment beyond open mics, Goodman Theatre director of new plays Tanya Palmer brings together playwrights including Alice Austen ("Water" and "Cherry Orchard Massacre") and Martin Zimmerman ("White Tie Ball" and "The Making of a Modern Folk Hero") to present six short works that were inspired by pieces of music. 7 p.m. $5.
(Free!) "Room for Doubt"
National Pastime Theater 941 W. Lawrence Ave. 773-800-1703
Hear a staged reading from Genesis Theatrical Productions of Karl Dorfman's play about a German Literature professor accused of murder as Nazi official in the Warsaw Ghetto by the son of one of his victims. After the show, stick around for a discussion with playwright Joel Shatzky. 7:30 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Get tickets for a screening of "Man of Steel" with star Michael Shannon June 22 at the AMC Loews 600 North Michigan: aredorchidtheatre.org/events.
Samantha Nelson is a RedEye special contributor.