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Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Winner Jason Brammer poses for a portrait by his finished piece on display at Red Bull Curates - The Canvas Cooler project in 2013.
Winner Jason Brammer poses for a portrait by his finished piece on display… (Courtesy of Red Bull Curates )
April 16, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Tractor Bar Menu

Hash House A Go Go 1212 N. State Parkway. 312-202-0994

The Gold Coast spot ups the ante on its "twisted farm food" with a new bar snacks and a beverage program featuring such options as cast iron sage cornbread with honey butter ($5), waffle fries with wild boar bacon and griddled cheddar ($5), $3.50 slider varieties, $6-$11 small plates and 30 new craft cocktails. 4-10 p.m.

DRINK

The Neon Party

Joe's Bar 940 W. Weed St. 312-337-3486

Throw on your brightest gear for this dual-decade throwback fundraiser for AdoptTogether, which combines a '90s rave with an '80s dance party featuring live cover tunes from 16 Candles and such cocktails as Down the Stretch ($7), made with sweet tea vodka, raspberry liqueur and lemonade. 8-10 p.m. $20-$32. Tickets: bit.ly/Neon417

DO

Brandon T. Jackson: 'Deadbeat' Comedy Tour

Laugh Factory 3175 N. Broadway 773-327-3175

The "Californication" cast member lands in Chicago for a one-night stand-up in support of his new Hulu show, "Deadbeat," a paranormal stoner comedy from Troy Miller ("Flight of the Conchords," "Arrested Development") in which Jackson co-stars as an affable drug dealer. 8 p.m. $17-$27. Tickets: laughfactory.com/clubs/chicago

(Free!) The Canvas Cooler Project

Moonlight Studios 1446 W. Kinzie St. 312-618-5154

Design rules at this Red Bull Curates competition where 20 local artists—including JC Rivera, Tara Zanzig, Emmy Star Brown, Alan Zhang and Tim "Tubs" Alamillo—customize a cooler into a work of art in 24 hours. Vote for your favorite at this party—two winners land a spot at Miami's SCOPE Art Fair. 8-11 p.m. RSVP required: win.gs/chicc

(Free!) Style-Off

Luxury Garage Sale 1658 N. Wells St. 312-291-9126

Glam it up with celebrity stylist Marcellas Reynolds plus champagne, cocktails, cupcakes and chocolates as three aspiring stylists selected randomly from the audience present looks on live models created with fashions and accessories from the upscale resale shop. The winner takes home a store gift certificate and School of Style scholarship. 6-8 p.m. RSVP required: contact@theschoolofstyle.com

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Get tickets for the April 25 Purrhibition fundraiser at The Old Chicago Inn Bed and Breakfast: treehouseanimals.org

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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