Crown the next beer champion at a homebrew competition at Hamburger Mary's. (Heather Charles / Chicago…)
Nontraditional Beer Dinner
The Dawson 730 W. Grand Ave. 312-243-8955
Brooklyn's Evil Twin Brewing compliments five culinary serving stations, where you can pair such offerings as molasses sweetbreads with Cowboy smoked pilsner and drink a Double Barrel Jesus with whiskey-caramel chocolates. Chat with brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso as DJ Genghis Won provides beats for your dinner. 6-9 p.m. $60. Tickets: the-dawson.com
Battle 4 The Paddle
Mary's Attic 5400 N. Clark St. 773-784-6969
Discover the next local beermaster at this tasting competition featuring entries from a dozen home brewers, tours of the Andersonville Brewing facility downstairs, raffles and more. Vote for your favorite; the winning recipe will be produced and served in-house. 7-10 p.m. $18. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com
Smart Ass Trivia
Loafers Bar 2600 W. Lawrence Ave. 773-275-6020
Show off your smarts in every category—history, pop culture, geography, music, sports, even the '80s—at the debut of this dive bar's new quiz night featuring door prizes, $10 domestic buckets and bar gift certificates for the winners. 8 p.m. No cover.
Runway To Reality
Roam 1914 N. Wells St. 312-664-2222
Step into spring at this presentation and trunk show for designer Prabal Gurung's new ICB line where the festivities also include swag bags, Vita Coco cocktails, Mac Cosmetics makeovers, Butter London manicures and more. 6-9 p.m. No cover. RSVP: email@example.com
It's In The Bag
Roscoe Village 2000-2236 W. Roscoe St.
Stroll the street during this seventh annual neighborhood promotion and drop in at 15 participating shops—including A Pied shoe boutique, City Olive, Hubba Hubba, Village Paperie & Gifts and The Denim Lounge—for snacks, drinks, bonus gifts with purchases and more. 5-9 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Noticing costumed folks with light sabers and fake swords on the "L"? The Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo starts Friday at McCormick Place. Check the schedule here: c2e2.com
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.