Luck Be A Lady casino night at Untitled in River North (Daniel Boczarski )
Poutine and Beer
Troquet 1834 W. Montrose Ave. 773-334-5664
Poutine, the indulgent Quebecois dish, gets a French twist with a pairing featuring your choice of three poutines—traditional or with duck confit or pork sausage—served with France's best-selling lager, Kronenbourg 1664. From 5-8 p.m., chat with local chef and Quebec native Christian Gosselin. Noon-midnight. $8.
Beer Garden Harvest Party
Dunlays on the Square 3137 W. Logan Boulevard 773-227-2400
Hay bales, smokers, lanterns and drinking music set the scene for chef Kevin Ives' fall patio jamboree featuring four food-and-New-Belgium-beer pairings—refill pints cost $4 each—including a Paulina Meat Market beer brat, soft pretzels with beer cheese and more. 6-9 p.m. $25.
Luck Be A Lady
Untitled 111 W. Kinzie St. 312-880-1501
Step back into the 1950s at the debut of this monthly gaming night featuring complimentary appetizers, vintage-inspired cocktails, lounge entertainment by jazz vocalist Paul Marinaro and blackjack, craps, poker and roulette tables where each drink purchase—such as a Brugal Extra Dry Daiquiri ($10) –earns you $250 in chips to play for prizes. 7-10 p.m. No cover.
Stand Out: The National Queer Comedy Search
Zanies 1548 N. Wells St. 312-337-4027
Eight LGBT comics from across the country—selected from 75 video submissions and two semi-finals contests—compete for cash prizes, a headlining slot and more in this contest hosted by Queer Comedy creator Adam Guerino and judged by Zanies booker Bert Haas, The Advocate comedy editor Jami Smith and vocalo.org's "The Morning Amp" host Molly Adams. 8:30 p.m. $15. Tickets: chicago.zanies.com.
"Chicago Fire" Viewing Party
Lotties 1925 W. Cortland St. 773-489-0738
Catch a glimpse of the Bucktown bar which appears as "Molly's" on the NBC series "Chicago Fire" during a viewing party on 19 screens with sound in the upstairs lounge. Party on with $5 Jameson shots or an $8 Chicago Fire burger topped with jalapenos and pepper jack cheese. 9 p.m. No cover.
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It's not too early to make New Year's Eve plans: Producer, DJ and songwriter Zedd hits the Aragon Ballroom Dec. 30 and 31: clubtix.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.