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  • A weekly Wednesday night EDM party at The Underground features $13 raspberry mule cocktails.
A weekly Wednesday night EDM party at The Underground features $13 raspberry…
April 15, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Beer Dinner

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.

DRINK

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.

DO

(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.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

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.

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