Chicago hip-hop artist and producer 3Tre releases a new album Thursday. (Courtesy of 3Tre )
Beaujolais Nouveau Release Dinner
Chez Moi 2100 N. Halsted St. 773-871-2100
The French red wine makes its debut each year on the third Thursday of November, and to celebrate its arrival, chef Dominique Tougne serves a three-course French prix fixe featuring traditional onion soup, beef bourguignonne and poached pear with vanilla ice cream—with a glass of beaujolais nouveau, of course. 5-10 p.m. $39.
Goose Island Rare Beer Night
High Noon Saloon 1560 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-9339
Go exotic with the brewery's certified cicerone Rick Wildt, who introduces offerings including Keiretsu—a saison brewed with koju and sake yeasts—and the rose-colored, Belgian-style Lolita pale ale, which is fermented with wild yeast and aged with raspberries in wine barrels ($7-$12 each), served with live music from Damian Cartwright of Kick the Record. 7-10 p.m. No cover.
3Tre Album Release Party
Music Garage 345 N. Loomis St. 312-997-1972
Go with the flow as local hip-hop artist 3Tre releases his third project, a full-length album entitled "Identity," on his Black Rebel Music Club label at this listening party, which also features beats by DJ Ransom. 7-11 p.m. No cover.
Literary Death Match
Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600
Four local authors—Lindsay Hunter, Christian Tebordo, Cory O'Brien and Danielle Susi—attempt to slay each other, the audience and a judging panel with humorous tales in a two-round competition. Adrian Todd Zuniga—the creator of this series, which has appeared in more than 50 cities worldwide—hosts. 7:15 p.m. $10.
Theater Wit 1229 W. Belmont Ave. 773-975-8150
The Ruffians remount their 2011 avant-garde production in which six clowns emerge from the fatal 1903 fire at Chicago's Iroquois Theatre to share their humorous, vaudevillian Christmas pantomime. The Hypocrites artistic director Halena Kays directs. 7:30 p.m. $25. Tickets: theaterwit.org
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.