Check out the new spring food menu and Thursday specials at Division Street… (Barry Brecheisen/For RedEye )
New Summer Menu
Division Ale House 1942 W. Division St. 773-384-6886
Lighten up with the Wicker Park tavern's new seasonal dishes, including peach salad ($11.99), house-smoked pulled pork tacos ($10.99) and a sausage and cheese plate ($14.99). Thursdays you can also get a house-made brat with your choice of side for just $5. 4 p.m.-midnight.
Crappy Beer Night
Michael Diversey's 670 W. Diversey Parkway 773-327-7040
Cheapskates can drink up Thursday nights at this Lincoln Park bar, where $2 or $3 will get you a can of Miller High Life, PBR, Schlitz, Hamm's or five other decidedly-not-craft beers. If you need your bad brew cut with something harder, try the $5 PB & J, a mix of PBR and Jameson. 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
(Free!) Stand Up Stand Up
Crocodile 1540 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-252-0880
Get in some free laughs at this weekly comedy series, which features a mix of stand up and musical performances. This week The Puterbaugh Sisters ("Entertaining Julia"), Natalie Jose (Shine Box Comedy) and four other comedians take the stage. 9 p.m.
Theater on the Lake 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive 312-742-7994
Watch MPAACT's metaphysical comedy about what it means to be black in America, which weaves together politics, academics and pop culture. Come at 6 p.m. to mingle with members of the theater company over cocktails and appetizers. $18. 7:30 p.m.
(Free!) Rap Karaoke
Beauty Bar 1444 W. Chicago Ave. 312-226-8828
Show off your impressive knowledge of Jay-Z, The Beastie Boys and more as you choose from hundreds of songs to perform at this bash hosted by Psalm One, which also features sets from DJs Trew and Encyclopedia Brown. 9 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Learn about the history and evolution of tequila during a four-course dinner with cocktail pairings June 27 at Zocalo. RSVP: 312-302-9977
Samantha Nelson is a RedEye special contributor.