Order beers and cocktails to benefit Common Threads on Wednesday at Farmhouse. (Lenny Gilmore / RedEye )
Brews With Benefits
Farmhouse 228 W. Chicago Ave. 312-280-4960
Clean your plate for a good cause—all proceeds benefit nutrition organization Common Threads—with Farmhouse appetizers as five local guest bartenders including "Check, Please!" host Catherine De Orio and "100 Days of Summer" cast member Jay Michael serve complimentary Baderbrau beers and Red Velvet beer-based cocktails. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $40-$45. Tickets: commonthreads.org
Get Up Stand Up
The Public House Theatre 3914 N. Clark St. 800-650-6449
The theater—which specializes in sketch shows and comedic plays—debuts a weekly stand-up showcase with four eight-minute headlining acts and eight four-minute open mic slots. Opening night features Marla Depew, Adam Cole, Paul Thomas and Ed Flynn—and, perhaps, you? Fortify your courage with $2 PBR cans and $3 shots of Jameson, Fireball and Jeppson's malort. 9:30 p.m. No cover.
Talking Baseball & Beer
Jerry's 1938 W. Division St. 773-235-1006
Gear up for opening day with Chicago Tribune travel and beer writer Josh Noel and Bell's Brewery founder Larry Bell, who discuss popular Chicago pastimes—namely, baseball and beer—at a release party for Noel's book, "Wrigley Field: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Chicago Cubs." Sip $5.50 pints of Bell's Two-Hearted ale, Amber ale, Quinannan Falls lager—normally only available at Bell's brewpub—and the new Oberon ale. 7 p.m. No cover.
Zanies 1548 N. Wells St. 312-337-4027
Glam up your Tuesday night with sets from a rainbow of comedians including James Adomian ("Comedy Bang Bang" and the forthcoming David Cross film, "Hits"), Candy Lawrence, Bill Cruz, Natalie Jose and host Adam Guerino. 8:30 p.m. $20 plus a two-drink minimum. Tickets: chicago.zanies.com
Behind The Scenes: Auditorium Theatre
Auditorium Theatre 50 E. Congress Parkway 312-922-3432
Join architectural expert Dawn Schuette for a 125th anniversary all-access tour of the dressing rooms, costume shop, stage and sixth floor balcony of this Adler & Sullivan building and get the scoop on its history, design and acoustical features. Admission includes a cocktail. 6-8 p.m. $30. Tickets: architecture.org
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Individual tickets for the 2014 Chicago International Movies & Music Fest are on sale: cimmfest.org
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.