The River North bar kicks off a month of bacon-centric events with a cocktail… (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
Nashville Hot Chicken
Parson's Chicken & Fish 2952 W. Armitage Ave. 773-384-3333
Get some hot stuff—Tennessee-style—with this Tuesday-only special featuring two pieces of buttermilk-marinated fried chicken, breaded and spiced with roasted garlic, morita pepper and plenty of cayenne pepper and served on white bread with pickles. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. $6.
Bacon Month Kickoff Cocktail Party
The Berkshire Room 15 E. Ohio St. 312-894-0800
The Acme Hotel teams up with Baconfest for a month of bacon-related activities leading up to the palooza of pork (April 25-26) beginning with this bash, where admission includes three bacon-themed cocktails from resident bartender Benjamin Schiller, The Dawson's Annemarie Sagoi and Scofflaw's Danny Shapiro, snacks such as chocolate-covered bacon and BLT sliders, a raffle and themed swag. 7-10 p.m. $30. Tickets: eventbrite.com
Country Music Trivia
Benchmark 1510 N. Wells St. 312-649-9640
Get ready for Sunday's 49th Academy of Country Music Awards with the folks from Brain Sportz, who host quizzes about Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift and others. You can two-step your way to cash prizes—$200 for first place; $100 for second place; $50 for third place—and save cash with specials including $5 Grey Goose and Bacardi cocktails and $6 pizzas. 8 p.m. No cover.
(Free!) Mr. Brown Thumb Workshop
Macy's 111 N. State St., ninth floor 312-781-1000
Nothing says spring like digging in the dirt and you can make your own take-home seed bomb with local urban gardener and longtime blogger Mr. Brown Thumb as part of Macy's free, annual flower show extravaganza, which this year features more than 9,000 plants and a theme of "The Secret Garden." Noon.
'Depraved New World'
The Second City 1616 N. Wells St. 312-337-3992
It's the grand opening of The Second City's 102nd main stage revue, which explores the weirdness behind the seemingly normal through sketches about blind dates, musical orgies, an international email scam and more. The Annoyance Theatre founder Mick Napier directs. 8 p.m. $23. Tickets: secondcity.com
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Get tickets for the Eat, Drink, Celebrate Local dinner at Ugly Mug Cafe on April 12: eatdrinkcelebratelocal.brownpapertickets.com
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.