Matzo ball soup for Passover at Tortoise Club
Tortoise Club 350 N. State St. 312-755-1700
A traditional prix fixe features matzo ball soup, a choice of gefilte fish or salad, flourless chocolate cake and four entree options: braised brisket, roasted chicken, baked salmon or Lake Superior whitefish. 5-9:30 p.m. Through Tuesday. $39.95.
2ND STORY: NOW YOU SEE ME
Webster's Wine Bar 1480 W. Webster Ave. 773-868-0608
Storytellers Robyn Okrant, Nick Kawahara, Scott Woldman and Dashiell Bark-Huss share true tales with musical accompaniment ranging from a woman's year-long commitment to live out Oprah's advice to a man's attempts to teach sex ed to his autistic brother. Admission includes a cupcake to commemorate the company's 15th anniversary and you can add a wine flight—one paired with each story—for $10 more. 7 p.m. $20. Tickets: 2ndstory.com
Old Crow Smokehouse 3506 N. Clark St. 773-537-4452
Get a taste of white lightning with $6 signature moonshine cocktails such as Front Porch Punch, the Peach Collins or the Spiced Apple (regularly $9). Or sip it straight with $6 flavor-infused varieties including apple pie, blackberry and peach. 5 p.m.-midnight. No cover.
(Free!) ONE YEAR CHEKHOV: 'THE CHERRY ORCHARD'
Hopleaf 5148 N. Clark St. 773-334-9851
The local performance group—which selects a Chekhov play each year, performs it at a different bar every six weeks, switches roles each time with no regard for gender and rehearses only once—puts on the 19th century playwright's tragicomedy about a family of aristocratic Russian women whose estate is headed for foreclosure. 7 p.m.
Kirkwood 2934 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-770-0700
Can't stop watching "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "Sons of Anarchy" and "Walking Dead"? Grab a $3.50 Sam Adams and $5 signature buffalo or mac 'n' cheese rolls and put that obsession to good use during quizzes hosted by Brain Sportz Trivia—a $100 prize is at stake. 8 p.m. No cover.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Get tickets for the inaugural Chicago Cocktail Social—featuring 15 top bartenders—May 1 at Galleria Marchetti: hastickets.com/chicagococktailsocial