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December 26, 2013|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Buck-A-Shuck Oysters and Happy Hour Pizza

The Grid 351 W. Hubbard St. 312-321-1351

Looking to save a little cash between holidays? Stop by the River North spot from 4-10 p.m. for $1 oysters. Save even more from 4-6 p.m. when six of chef Eric Romano's signature pizzas—including smoked chicken with apple and gorgonzola dolci and pancetta with brussels sprouts, pecorino and fried egg—are $5 each (regularly $14).

DRINK

New Year's Eve Eve

Untitled 111 W. Kinzie St. 312-880-1511

Get an early start at this vintage-style celebration featuring $12 The Purple T-Shirt cocktails (Nolet's Silver gin, St. Germain, Combier creme de cassis, plum bitters), $7 Peroni beers, burlesque performers, Charleston dancers and live music by The Jimmys. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover. RSVP required by 7 p.m.: eventbrite.com

Buddy System Monday

Headquarters Beercade 2833 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-665-5660

A beer and a shot make great buddies and the crew at HQ offers seven options for your start-of-the-week pleasure, including the $7 Mullet Mafia (Busch Light with a shot of Jameson) and the $8 Gin & Juice (Stella Artois Cidre with a shot of Few gin). 5 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

DO

'Burning Bluebeard'

Theater Wit 1229 W. Belmont Ave. 773-975-8150

In observance of the 110th anniversary of the devastating December 30, 1903 fire at Chicago's Iroquois Theatre, The Ruffians offer two performances of their dark, avant-garde comedy about six clowns who emerge from that fire and attempt to restage their spectacular holiday pantomime. The 3 p.m. show takes place at the actual time of the fire. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Through Jan. 5. $25. Tickets: theaterwit.org

Chris Franjola

Zanies 1548 N. Wells St. 312-337-4027

Say yes to a one-night stand with the L.A. comedian best known as a "Chelsea Lately" writer and regular roundtable guest and "After Lately" co-star, who arrives in Chicago to headline a single show. 8:30 p.m. $25 plus a two-drink minimum. Tickets: chicago.zanies.com

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Nominate your favorite bartender for RedEye's Best Bartender competition before the Jan. 3 deadline: redeyechicago.com/bartender

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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