Blaze Pizza's second Chicago location hosts a pizza giveaway for… (RedEye )
(Free!) PIZZA GIVEAWAY
Blaze Pizza 227 E. Ontario St. 312-255-1290
Like this pizzeria's Facebook page and score a free build-your-own thin crust pie at the grand opening of the second Chicago location of this fast-casual pizzeria. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. More: facebook.com/blazepizza
County Barbeque 1352 W. Taylor St. 312-929-2528
Eat up and give back: Dine on a Maxwell Street-style bone-in pork chop sandwich dressed with mustard and caramelized onions and all proceeds benefit the Maxwell Street Foundation's neighborhood preservation efforts. 11:30 a.m.-approximately 10 p.m. (closing hours vary).
The Publican 837 W. Fulton Market 312-733-9555
To celebrate the (eventual) arrival of spring and the (eventual) commencement of patio season, the West Loop spot offers a flight of pink wines to help you gear up for the season of sun—L'Ostal Cazes rosé from France, Umathum Rosa rosé from Austria and Scarpetta brut rosé from Italy. 3:30-10:30 p.m.
(Free!) INTERNATIONAL VOICES PROJECT
Victory Gardens Theater 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-250-7055
Chicago director Mercedes Herrero transports you to Chile as she directs a reading of "That Thing I Never Shared with You" by Chilean playwright Claudia Hidalgo Jimenez—co-presented with Instituto Cervantes and the Chicago Theater Sweatshop—about a woman whose reunion with her estranged father brings family secrets to light. 7 p.m. RSVP requested: ivpchicago.org
(Free!) GOREYESQUE READINGS
Loyola University Museum of Art 820 N. Michigan Ave. 312-915-7600
Chicago authors Joe Meno ("Office Girl"), Adam McOmber ("The White Forest") and Sam Weller ("The Bradbury Chronicles") lead a lineup of contributors reading darkly humorous—and just plain dark—works from the new online journal featuring work inspired by the museum's exhibition of works by the late Chicago native Edward Gorey ("The Gashlycrumb Tinies"). 6 p.m.
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Make plans for Mother's Day with Metromix's brunch round-up: chicago.metromix.com