The Boise-based contemporary dance ensemble performs "The Vinegar… (Trey McIntyre )
Grilled Cheese Flight
Bar Pastoral 2947 N. Broadway 773-472-4781
The Lakeview spot pays homage to National Grilled Cheese Month with a $12 trio of sandwiches on sourdough with house-made dipping sauces: Widmer's one-year cheddar served with tomato tapenade, Castelinhos with charred scallion pepper jelly, and, for dessert, Scharfe Maxx Extra with chocolate ganache. 5-11 p.m. Through April 30.
Left Hand Brewing Night
Division Ale House 1942 W. Division St. 773-384-6886
Discuss all things beer with a representative from the Colorado brewery, sip $6-$8 rare (Tabernash dunkelweiss) limited release (Widdershins oak-aged barleywine ale), seasonal (Fade to Black Vol. 5 black rye ale) and year-round (nitro Sawtooth ale ESB) offerings and sample cuisine spiked with Left Hand beers including a stuffed Widdershins barleywine brat with apples, caramelized onions and a side ($5). 7 p.m. No cover.
'Thinner Than Water'
The Gift Theatre 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-283-7071
Three estranged half-siblings—a weed-smoking, comic shop-owning brother, a responsible sister in a failing marriage and another sister who hops between jobs and relationships—are forced to face their struggles when their father's health deteriorates in this dramedy by New York playwright Melissa Ross, making its Chicago premiere. 7:30 p.m. $35. Tickets: thegifttheatre.org
Chop Shop 2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440
Head into the "wyld" blue yonder of indie rock and hip-hop with the New Zealand trio—best known for their song, "Odyssey"—who perform in Wicker Park as part of their first U.S. showcase tour. 9 p.m. $10. Tickets: ticketfly.com
Trey McIntyre Project
Harris Theater 205 E. Randolph St. 312-334-7777
In one of its final performances before disbanding, the Boise, Idaho-based contemporary dance ensemble performs "The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction"—a Harris Theater-commissioned work inspired by writer-illustrator Edward Gorey—with live musical accompaniment and puppets by Disney's Michael Curry. Also on the bill: "Mercury Half-Life," set to the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen. 7:30 p.m. $25-$55. Tickets: harristheaterchicago.org
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday for the May 10 Zombie Pub Crawl in Andersonville: chicagozombiepubcrawl.com
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.