Help fund Boxx Magazine, an independent publication about women in music,… (Boxx Magazine )
Kinmont 419 W. Superior St. 312-915-0011
The team behind Nellcote and RM Champagne Salon and executive chef Duncan Biddulph—formerly of Lula Cafe and Rootstock—showcase a sustainable fish and seafood menu featuring traditional selections including grilled sturgeon ($22) and less-utilized "rough fish" in such dishes as a cobia crudo appetizer with Meyer lemon and beauty heart radish ($12). 5-11 p.m.
Words With Friends
Old Fifth 1027 W. Madison St. 312-374-1672
Compete with your team for prizes at this weekly single-elimination word nerd tournament where the bar provides the iPads. Sharpen your wits with a Quixotry cocktail—named after the highest recorded score for a single Scrabble word—made with Angel's Envy bourbon and gingersnap liqueur ($10). 7:30 p.m. No cover. Rules: oldfifth.com
Webster's Wine Bar 1480 W. Webster Ave. 773-868-0608
Hear tales with musical accompaniment on the theme of "Any Minute Now: Stories of Loving and Looking" from programming director Bobby Biedrzycki and Chicago storytellers Stephanie Camba and Parker Stockman, plus a tandem story featuring Wyl Villacres and Gibson Culbreth. Add a four-pour wine flight for $10 more. 7 p.m. $20. Tickets: 2ndstory.com
Boxx Magazine Preview Party
Jerry's 1938 W. Division St. 773-235-1006
Celebrate the online magazine highlighting female musicians—hence the reference to the "xx" chromosome in its title—with founder/music critic Selena Fragassi and executive editor Carly Fisher, who host live performances by Xoe Wise, Architecture and Meagan Hickman and jump behind the turntables for a DJ set at this fundraiser to expand the magazine's offerings. 7-11 p.m. $10. Tickets: eventbrite.com.
Untitled 111 W. Kinzie St. 312-880-1511
Local burlesque artists break out their tassels and feathers in the preliminary round of this competition where the audience determines—based on performance skills, creativity, costuming, music and stage presence—which dancers move on to the 7 p.m. Wednesday semifinals and finals to vie for a $1,000 cash prize and a 10 p.m. Thursday showcase. 7-10 p.m. No cover.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.