Slurp a free oyster flight today at Chicago Oyster House. (Chicago Oyster House )
(Free!) Free Oyster Flights
Chicago Oyster House 1933 S. Indiana Ave. 312-225-8833
Commemorate the arrival of oyster season with a flight of three oysters flown in from both the East and West coasts (regularly $2.75 per oyster). The oyster fest continues with dinner menu options including grilled oysters with ponzu sauce ($15), Southern fried oysters ($12) and more. 5-9 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday.
Burger Lunch Special
Kuma's Corner 2900 W. Belmont Ave. 773-604-8769
Kuma's Too 666 W. Diversey Parkway 773-472-2666
Get a lunch-sized beef fix with your choice of six 5.3-ounce headbanging burgers including regular menu options such as the Kuma Burger and the garlic, pepper hot sauce, jalapeno cheddar-topped Plague Bringer plus off-menu selections including the Skid Row, crowned with bacon, mushrooms and blue cheese—served with fries or chips. 11:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. $8
Allium at the Four Seasons Hotel 120 E. Delaware Place 312-799-4900
The restaurant hosts its first-ever keg party featuring $5 brews from Goose Island and Begyle Brewing and $8 kegged cocktails from Few Spirits with snack pairings (7-8 p.m.) and pop-up booths from Trunk Club, Mac Cosmetics and Robin Richman. 7-11 p.m. No cover.
Washington Park 5531 S. King Drive 773-256-1248
The international traveling urban circus arrives in Chicago for its fifth annual appearance featuring acrobats, animals, global pop culture and funky beats under the tent with performers from the U.S., France, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Vietnam, South Africa, Russia, Ethiopia and West Africa. 7:30 p.m. $19-$30. Through Oct. 6. Tickets: ticketmaster.com.
Apollo Theater 2540 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-935-6100
Chicago Improv Festival artistic director Kevin Mullaney and Chemically Imbalanced Comedy founder Angela McMahon team up for a variety show—the inaugural night features stand-up comedian Liza Treyger, The Moth GrandSlam champion Lily Be and musical comedy act Lola Balatro—culminating in a six-comedian improv set. 9 p.m. $10.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Doc B's Fresh Kitchen (100 E. Walton St.) celebrates its grand opening Wednesday with complimentary Bow Truss coffee from 7:30-10 a.m.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.