Chicago rapper St. Millie appears Thursday at The Tonic Room. (Courtesy of DK )
Avion Tequila Dinner
Cantina Laredo 508 N. State St. 312-955-0014
Start with a tequila cocktail reception, then move on to chef Kennon Reed's four-course autumn prix fixe featuring dishes including pumpkin soup, shrimp with mango molé and grilled veal porterhouse, paired with more tequila concoctions. 7 p.m. $49.99. RSVP required by 3 p.m.
Oregon Tap Takeover
The Publican 837 W. Fulton Market 312-733-9555
Nine new-to-Chicago beers from three Oregon breweries arrive on the handles and you can quench your thirst with such offerings as Liquid Sunshine pilsner from Breakside Brewery, Ill-Tempered Gnome winter ale from Oakshire Brewing, Mervyn's 24 Hour Sale from Gigantic Brewing Company and six more, all for $6-$7 each. 5:30-10:30 p.m. No cover.
Heavy Rotation: Volume Five
The Tonic Room 2447 N. Halsted St. 773-248-8400
Chicago rapper St. Millie headlines a hip-hop night featuring additional sets by DK, Roman Flowrs and Brand Knew where you can get loose with $3 well drinks and $5 tallboy and whiskey shot combos. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $5.
"The People's Republic of Edward Snowden"
Prop Thtr 3502 N. Elston Ave. 773-539-7838
Chicago actors Nick Haugland, Catherine Povinelli and Arne Saupe star in local playwright-activist W.C. Turck's satire in which the American exile responsible for headline-making National Security Agency intelligence leaks calls a press conference to defend his actions. 8 p.m. Also plays 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Berger Park Mansion, 6205 N. Sheridan Road. $10-$20. Tickets: republicofsnowden.com
"A Christmas Carol (Technically Speaking)"
Goodman Theatre 170 N. Dearborn St. 312-443-3800
Go behind the scenes of the Goodman's 36th annual holiday production with a reception and a 7:30 p.m. tech rehearsal viewing where the scenic, costume, lighting and sound elements are integrated. At 8 p.m., first-time "Carol" director Henry Wishcamper discusses—over spiked hot chocolate and holiday ales—how they make the onstage magic happen. 6 p.m. $40. Tickets: goodmantheatre.org/acctech
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Dozens of bars in Chicago take part in beer importer Vanberg & DeWulf's one day Coast to Coast Toast. Events details: belgianexperts.com
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.