Challenge others at the pinball machines at Emporium on Tuesday. (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
Bring on the Bubbles
The Monarch 1745 W. North Ave. 773-252-6053
Save some cash with a 50-percent discount on Prince Edward Island mussels in wine, shallots and fennel (regularly $12.50) which you can pair with half-price champagne bottles. 5-10 p.m.
12 Beers of Christmas Tasting
The Boundary 1932 W. Division St. 773-278-1919
Get your holiday cheer on with tastings of the bar's 12 seasonal drafts including Shiner Cheer, Great Lakes Christmas, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice, Bell's Christmas, Sam Adams Merry Mischief and Goose Island Sixth Day, all served with light appetizers. 6:30-8:15 p.m. or 8:30-10:15 p.m. $25.
"Detective Partner Hero Villain"
Strawdog Theatre, Hugen Hall 3829 N. Broadway 866-811-4111
Twists and turns pave the way through Strawdog Theatre Company's world premiere of this 60-minute drama by Brett Neveu ("The Opponent," "4 Murders) in which a grizzled detective and a secretive superhero must face their own shortcomings as they search for a serial-killing supervillain. 8 p.m. Through Dec. 17. $15. Tickets: strawdog.org.
Emporium Arcade Bar 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-697-7922
Earn World Pinball Player Ranking points during single-round, single-elimination matches where player seedings and machine match-ups are selected at random, prizes are awarded from Stern Pinball and Revolution Brewing and the top four finishers split percentages of the cover charge cash pot. 7 p.m. $5.
City Winery 1200 W. Randolph St. 312-733-9463
Chicago writer-performers Andrew Reilly, Deb Lewis and Jasmin Cardenas tell true tales on the theme of Feast: Stories of Together, performed with live musical accompaniment and interludes by the Harold Washington Trio. 8 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. $18. Tickets: 2ndstory.com.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Fake it, don't make it with our to-go Thanksgiving meal ideas: redeyechicago.com/thanksgiving
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.