A weekly Wednesday night EDM party at The Underground features $13 raspberry…
Compass Bar 433 W. Diversey Parkway 773-248-3230
Go beer-centric at the new Lincoln Park spot's inaugural brew-themed meal, which features four courses with beer pairings including a crab cake paired with Colorado Vixnu Imperial IPA from Cervejaria Colorado and pork shoulder pizza served with La Trappe Quadrupel from Dutch brewery Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven. 7 p.m. $45. Phone RSVP required.
EDW: Every Damn Wednesday
The Underground 56 W. Illinois St. 312-644-7600
EDW meets EDM as the club kicks off a weekly mainstream electronic dance music series. The opening night lineup features DJs Dante, Nathan Scott and Rock City and you can warm up to the groove with $13 Effen vodka-based Raspberry Mule cocktails. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $20.
Craft Brewery Book Launch
Piece Brewery and Pizzeria 1927 W. North Ave. 773-772-4422
Step into beer geek heaven with local author Anna Blessing who debuts "Locally Brewed: Portraits of Craft Breweries from America's Heartland," which highlights 20 Midwestern producers such as Piece, Metropolitan and Three Floyds. Sip rare and specialty beers from the featured breweries for $5-$10 each, including Surly Pentagram brett-fermented beer, Dark Horse 3 Pair of Legs maple porter and three offerings from Piece. 7-9 p.m. No cover.
(Free!) Comedians You Should Know
Timothy O'Toole's 622 N. Fairbanks Court 312-642-0700
Erase the pain of yesterday's tax filings with three free stand-up showcases (regularly $5-$10). Wednesday (8 p.m.), collective member Marty DeRosa hosts sets from local jokesters Ian Abramson, Ricky Gonzalez and Jeff Steinbrunner. Thursday (8 and 10 p.m.), Chicago comics compete for spots at the Just for Laughs Montreal festival.
CHIRP Radio's The First Time: The First Move
Martyrs' 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-404-9494
Experience others' awkward blunders and risky rewards vicariously as seven storytellers—including Hot Doug's owner Doug Sohn, Imerman Angels cancer support founder Jonny Imerman, Story Club creator Dana Norris, The Moth host Don Hall and comedian Michael Sanchez—interpret the theme of "first move" with true tales. A live band follows each story with a relevant song. 8 p.m. $10.
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Tickets are now on sale for The Mash Tun beer fest in Bridgeport on May 3: mashtunfest.org
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.