The Antique Whiskey Sour at Tortoise Club. (Photo by Jessica Zerby /…)
Cheap Date Wednesday
Bub City 435 N. Clark St. 312-610-4200
Two can dine for the price of one at this River North country-themed restaurant and bar with this dinner-for-two menu featuring truck stop cheese and crackers, a full rack of ribs to share, three sides and a root beer float—with two straws, of course. 4-10 p.m. $29.95
Tortoise Club 350 N. State St. 312-755-1700
Heave yourself over the hump with live jazz (5:30-10:30 p.m.), a new lounge snacks menu and 10 half-price specialty cocktails (regularly $12) including the Antique whiskey sour (bourbon, brown sugar maple syrup, lemon, cinnamon) and the Bees Knees (gin, honey syrup, fresh squeezed lemon). 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. No cover.
(Free!) Shanti: Concert for Peace
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph St. 312-726-3846
Fulcrum Point New Music Project commemorates Sept. 11 with a world music concert featuring guest vocalists Julia Bentley and Genevieve Thiers, sarod musician Soumik Datta, tabla artist Kalyan Pathak, the 100-voice Chicago Children's Choir and Indian-inspired alt-rock band Zamin. Join in and "ring a gong for peace" with 52 gongs positioned around the pavilion. 6:30 p.m.
Solo in the 2nd City
Beauty Bar 1444 W. Chicago Ave. 312-226-8828
Melinda McIntire and Carly Oishi host authors and editors from local publisher Curbside Splendor including Chris Terry ("Zero Fade"), Samantha Irby ("Meaty") and more who share true tales about the ups and downs—so to speak—of sex, dating and other facets of single life in Chicago. 8 p.m. No cover.
Ultra Lounge 2169 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-269-2900
Dance your way to the dark side with German electro-industrial producer Sami Mark Yahya who arrives in Chicago as part of a North American tour with opening sets by Defense Mechanism, Dead Room and DJ Eternal. Peter Propaganda and Instant Cash spin in the lounge and DJs Xero and Sprite hit the decks in the basement. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $13.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Buy tickets for RedEye and Metromix's Battle of the Burger presented by Amstel Light, Tuesday at Howells & Hood: redeyeburgerbattle.eventbrite.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.