Bite Cafe offers a three-course prix fixe on Wednesday evenings. (Lenny Gilmore / RedEye )
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.
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.
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.
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.