Free mini Nutella milkshakes? FREE MINI NUTELLA MILKSHAKES. (Lenny Gilmore / RedEye )
Lincoln Park Community Open House
CityGrounds Coffee Bar 507 W. Dickens Ave. 773-857-1576
Meet the owners of Edzo's Burger Shop, Insomnia Cookies, Swirlz Cupcakes, Armitage Pizzeria and Berco's Popcorn, who gather at the coffee shop to serve complimentary treats, including Nutella mini-milkshakes, as part of the neighborhood's First Thursdays small business promotion night. 4-8 p.m. No cover.
Allagash Tap Takeover
DMK Burger Bar 2954 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-360-8686
In honor of its 65,000th pour of the Maine brewery's beers—but hey, who's counting?—the Lakeview spot devotes its taps to five Allagash varieties: White, James Bean, Fluxus 2013, plus two on draft for the first time in Chicago: Avance and Midnight Brett ($6.50-$8 each). Try a flight of three for $20 or eight-ounce pours of all five for $35. The latter option includes a raffle ticket for bombers of Fluxus 2012. 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover.
Early Spring Celebration: Quebec Beers & BBQ
Alliance Francaise 54 W. Chicago Ave. 312-337-1070
Mingle with other Francophiles and dream of summertime at this warm weather-themed soiree featuring beers from the Canadian province paired with barbecued appetizers from Ovie Bar & Grill chef Kieran Ronayne. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5-$10. Tickets: af-chicago.org
Up Comedy Club 230 W. North Ave. 312-662-4562
The L.A.-based comedian—a regular "Chelsea Lately" panelist who stars in the forthcoming NBC series "Undateable"—arrives in Chicago for a five-show engagement. Local comedian Liza Treyger opens. 8 p.m. Through Saturday. $20. Tickets: upcomedyclub.com
(Free!) Peace On Earth Film Festival
Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St.
Improve your frame of mind with 30 short and feature-length documentary and narrative films on the subjects of nonviolence, tolerance, social justice and environmental recoveries, plus panel discussions and post-screening chats with directors. Various times. Through Sunday. Schedule: peaceonearthfilmfestival.org
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Plan your St. Patrick's Day with party ideas at chicago.metromix.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.