Cinco De Mayo and Patio Opening
Tacos Tequilas 2919 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-278-9901
Take the party to the patio with a Latin DJ and an all-you-can-eat taco package featuring two meat-based varieties—barbacoa (marinated shredded beef) and cochinita pibil (citrus- and achiote spice-marinated pork)—plus two vegetarian selections—nopales (cactus) and papa y epazote (crispy tacos with mashed potato and epazote spice). 10 a.m.-11 p.m. $15.
Pizza A Quattro Mani
Eataly 43 E. Ohio St. 312-521-8700
"Quattro mani" translates to "four hands" and those hands belong to chefs from Eataly's pizzeria and the Ravenswood restaurant Spacca Napoli, who serve up contrasting styles of pies including Spacca Napoli's Bufalina (mozzarella di bufala; $19) and Eataly's Massese (spicy salami; $16). 5-10 p.m.
Food Truck Rally
Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington St. 312-603-3054
Head out for lunch—and dinner, too—at this convergence of 10 mobile eateries including Harold's Chicken, The Fat Shallot, Tamale Spaceship, The Slide Ride and more. Dine at a designated wine and beer patio with live music. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cinco De Mayo Parties
Dusek's and Punch House 1227 W. 18th St. 312-526-3851
Celebrate happy hour-style (5-7 p.m.) upstairs at Dusek's with $3 Astra, $2 Tecate, $6 flutes of Mistinguett cava brut and $1 Rappahannock oysters. From 9 p.m.-2 a.m., head downstairs to Punch House for Potencia, the bar's weekly LGBT dance party, which features $5 Monday Margarita Punch and booty-shaking tunes from DJ Audiojack. No cover.
Haymarket Pub & Brewery 737 W. Randolph St. 312-638-0700
Three writers—Write Club founder Ian Belknap, Seven Deadly Sins co-host Angela Vela and Erica Dreisbach—take on three poets—Gage Wallace, Shannon Matesky and Nicole Bond—with six minute performances in this slam-style literary duel where the victor takes home a cash prize and bragging rights. 8 p.m. $8.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
The Skee League's weekly spring skeeball leagues begin Tuesday and Wednesday at Windy City Inn. Register here: theskeeleague.com