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Davanti Enoteca River North 30 E. Hubbard St. 312-605-5900
The popular Little Italy spot expands to the Courtyard Marriott with a nearly identical menu plus breakfast service, special raw offerings and new dishes including orecchiette with rapini and sausage ($14). Got a taste for doughnuts? Glazed and Infused, also located in the hotel, celebrates its grand opening Wednesday (6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.). 6:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Franklin Tap 325 S. Franklin St. 312-212-3262
Just in time for Belgian Independence Day—it occurs Sunday—Duvel Moortgat USA rep Tom Gardner pours samples and discusses the Belgian ale brewing process. Purchase a Duvel Single draft ($7) or bottle ($9) and get a keepsake glass (while supplies last) designed by Brooklyn artist Mike Perry. 5-7 p.m. No cover.
The Burlington 3425 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-384-3243
Everyone is welcome at this party for LGBT and otherwise bearded, but not necessarily burly, folks where Subject to Change dance party co-founder DJ Joe Erbentraut spins in the front room (no cover), queer art band Baathhaus—fresh off a West Fest appearance—rules the back room (10:30 p.m.; $5) and featured drinks include $5 PBR and whiskey shot combos. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Visionfest 5: Johnny 5 Is Alive
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art 756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
LiveWire Chicago Theatre presents two programs of five short plays about societal short circuits and other modern challenges by Bekah Brunstetter ("Oohrah!"), Philip Dawkins ("The Homosexuals"), Ike Holter ("Hit the Wall") and others. See rotating programs Wednesday-Thursday ($15 each) or all 10 during a Friday marathon ($20). 7:30 p.m. Through August 2. Tickets: visionfest5.brownpapertickets.com.
Keep It Chic
RM Champagne Salon 116 N. Green St. 312-243-1199
Style experts from Keep.com and Garmental.com team up for a four-week Wednesday style and shopping event that debuts with a fashion show, shopping closet, gift card giveaways and more featuring grown-up dress-up looks by Paper Crown founder-designer Lauren Conrad (yes, she's L.C.). 7 p.m. No cover. RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Get tickets for The Second City's "Corruption is Not Funny" benefit show for the Better Government Association July 22: bettergov.org.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.