What's better than pumpkin pie? Free pumpkin pie. (Ashley Boll )
Dinkel's Bakery 3329 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-281-7300
Order any sandwich from the German bakery's cafe menu—including the limited-edition schnitzel sandwich made with breaded pork schnitzel from Paulina Meat Market plus sharp cheddar, apples, roma tomatoes, romaine and Bavarian mustard on a homemade pretzel roll ($7.95)—and the restaurant says "danke schoen" to you with a complimentary slice of pumpkin pie. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Through Oct. 31.
$25 Prix Fixe
Deleece 3747 N. Southport Ave. 773-325-1710
Chef Ernesto Palaia offers a three-course Tuesday night menu for both vegetarians and omnivores with such entree options as Boston cod; Thai thighs and legs made with Amish chicken; and butternut squash cannelloni; all served with seasonal vegetables and appetizer and dessert selections. 5:30-10 p.m.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Derby Bar & Grill 1224 W. Webster Ave. 773-248-0900
BYO carving skills—pumpkins and tools are provided—to this seasonal party featuring complimentary appetizers, $5 Southern Tier Pumking beers and apple pie moonshine where your jack o'lantern creation could win you a $250 cash prize for first place or gift cards if you're a runner-up. 6-9 p.m. No cover.
Zanies 1548 N. Wells St. 312-337-4027
The former Chicagoan—who placed second on L.A. Weekly's list of 12 comedy acts to see in 2013—headlines the club's Queer Comedy night, which also features local jokesters Candy Lawrence, Archer Coe and host Adam Guerino. Wednesday-Sunday, Stelling returns with co-headliner Drew Michael of the Comedians You Should Know weekly showcase. 8:30 p.m. $15 (Tuesday); $25 (Wednesday-Sunday); plus a two-drink minimum. Tickets: zanies.com.
(Free!) Our Sonic Playground
Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago Ave. 312-280-2660
Take a "listening" tour of the MCA with Chicago composer and sound designer Eric Leonardson and help create field recordings as the group explores the social, aesthetic and environmental aspects of sound during a workshop, discussion and phonography performance. 6-8 p.m. Free for Illinois residents.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
The Food Film Festival hits Chicago Nov. 21-23. Get tickets here: thefoodfilmfestival.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.