Telegraph's duck confit salad (Melissa Normann )
Eat (And Drink) To The Beat
Harris Theater 205 E. Randolph St. 312-334-7777
Start your "appy" hour with an array of food trucks offering dishes for purchase and apps for your downloading pleasure, plus a cash bar and a Chicago Dance Works performance featuring four pieces by Chicago choreographers Harrison McEldowney, Francisco Avina, Joshua Manculich and Autumn Eckman. 5:30 p.m. $5.
French Pinot Noir Wine Dinner
Telegraph 2601 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-292-9463
Chef Johnny Anderes and sommelier Jeremy Quinn face the winter with a three-course prix fixe inspired by their trip to France together last summer featuring duck confit, Rushing Waters trout with fingerling potatoes and grilled Painted Hills flat iron steak. 5-11 p.m. $45; $65 with wine pairings. Through Feb. 13.
Olmeca Altos Tequila Tasting
Taco Joint River North 158 W. Ontario St. 312-337-8226
Heat up your Thursday with samples of the brand's plata and reposado varieties, two tequila cocktails, Mexican street fare snacks, family-style taco platters and raffles for bottles of Olmeca Altos tequila and Taco Joint gift certificates. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $28. RSVP recommended: eventbrite.com
Super Bowl Pre-Party
Headquarters Beercade 2833 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-665-5660
Step back into a 1980s Throwback Thursday with screenings of the 1985 Bears Super Bowl championship game, $5 manhattans, old fashioneds and other classic cocktails, $3 retro Hamm's and Stroh's cans, $7-$9 Bears-themed beer-and-shot combos and a raffle for tickets to Headquarters' Sunday Super Bowl party as DJs spin '80s hits. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
(Free!) Crispin Hellion Glover
DePaul University Student Center 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 120 312-362-8000
The actor ("Back to the Future," "Hot Tub Time Machine"), director and author presents his 60-minute "Big Slide Show"—a dramatic narration of his books with projected illustrations—followed by a Q&A with the audience as part of the university's new In Conversation with Great Minds series. On Friday, Glover heads to the Music Box for a film screening and presentation of new work. 6-9 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Get tickets for RedEye's screening of "Cool Runnings" at the Music Box Theater on March 4: redeyechicago.com/bobsled