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Get Planty Dinner
Doc B's Fresh Kitchen 100 E. Walton St. 312-626-1300
Get healthy with a one-night-only, 100 percent plant-based menu from executive chef Ed McIntosh with Citizen Stone's Alexis Cozzini and One Part Plant's Jessica Murnane featuring eight dishes such as summer rolls with peanut dipping sauce and grilled baby artichokes with red pepper sauce and olive tapenade, served with prosecco or hibiscus tea. 5-10 p.m. $40. RSVP recommended: getplanty.eventbrite.com
National Margarita Day
The Barrelhouse Flat 2624 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-857-0421
Celebrate one of Mexico's most beloved exports with four $12 varieties, including the Astral Projection (tequila, lime, agave syrup, cracked cardamom pods and an absinthe rinse) or the Ghostwriter (gin, tequila, bitters, lime and honey). 6 p.m.-4 a.m. No cover.
One Wild Night
SmallBar Division 2049 W. Division St. 773-772-2727
Cure what ails you with ales—wild and sour ales, to be exact—at this cash bar event featuring 20 brews including Mikkeller Spontan Peach, Loverbeer Beer Brugna and Bruery Oude Tart. A $40 VIP option (5-6 p.m.) includes a four-beer flight, appetizer spread and a wild ale production discussion with Goose Island head brewer Brett Porter. 6 p.m. No cover. VIP tickets: smallbardivision.com
The Side Project 1439 W. Jarvis Ave. 773-340-0140
See Akvavit Theatre's U.S. premiere of this dramedy by Icelandic playwright Bjarni Jonsson, which blends live theater with reality TV concepts to explore the blurred lines between public and private life through the lens of a couple's relationship. 8 p.m. Through March 23. $20; $15 for students. Tickets: akvavittheatre.org
Gumbo Fiction Salon
Galway Arms 2442 N. Clark St. 773-472-5555
"All-American Horror of the 21st Century" anthology contributors Jay Bonansinga ("The Walking Dead"), Sam Weller ("The Bradbury Chronicles"), Bram Stoker Award-winners Mort Castle and John Everson, Twilight Tales Press founder Tina Jens and others read their work at this all-ages event. A genre and literary fiction open mic (10 minutes per reader) follows. 7 p.m. $4; $2 for students.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
See cute canines and handsome hounds galore at the 2014 International Kennel Club of Chicago Dog Shows Saturday-Sunday at McCormick Place: ikcdogshow.com
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.