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  • Bite Cafe offers a three-course prix fixe on Wednesday evenings.
Bite Cafe offers a three-course prix fixe on Wednesday evenings. (Lenny Gilmore / RedEye )
January 07, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Wednesday Prix Fixe

Bite Cafe 1039 N. Western Ave. 773-395-2483

'Tis the season for stick-to-the-ribs cuisine and you can treat yourself to any entree from the menu—excluding daily blackboard specials—such as the beef cheek pot roast with confit potato, roasted carrots and Yorkshire pudding; plus your choice of appetizer and dessert. It's BYOB, too, but you can pick up a half-price bottle of wine at the adjacent Empty Bottle. 5 p.m.-midnight. $23.

DRINK

Elvis Fest

The Original Mother's 26 W. Division St. 312-642-7251

All hail The King as Radio Hall of Famer Dick Biondi of 94.7 WLS-FM hosts and broadcasts live (7-11 p.m.) and additional festivities include $5 Absolut vodka All Shook Up and Malibu rum Aloha from Hawaii cocktails, live tribute artist performances, Elvis karaoke, free peanut butter-and-banana sandwich buffet, birthday cake and an Elvis look-alike contest for a trip to Las Vegas, baby. 7 p.m.-4 a.m. No cover; $5 optional donation benefits Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Illinois.

Stimulus Social Club

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

Tip one back with other socially conscious professionals at this post-work bash where your donation nets you appetizers and a cocktail and all proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. 5:30-9 p.m.. $10 donation.

DO

M. Evelina Galang and Angela Narciso Torres

Women & Children First Bookstore 5233 N. Clark St. 773-769-9299

Filipina-American author Galang—director of University of Miami's creative writing program—reads from her novel, "Angel de Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery," about a 15-year-old girl's experiences after moving from Manila to Chicago. Chicago poet Torres ("Blood Orange") opens the evening and a wine reception follows. 7:30 p.m. No cover.

Dysfunctional Counterparts

Gorilla Tango Bucktown 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-598-4549

Comedy group Strangers With Benefits hits you up for a one-night stand—of laughter, that is—with sketches about relationships, non-relationships and other awkward interactions. 7:30 p.m. $7. Tickets: gorillatango.com

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Geek out at The Chopping Block's four week, science-based Cooking Lab series which kicks off Jan. 15: thechoppingblock.net

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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