25 Degrees burger restaurant and bar in River North debuts a new brisket… (Lenny GIlmore / RedEye )
BBQ Brisket Burger
25 Degrees 736 N. Clark St. 312-943-9700
Dine out for a good cause with this $12 specialty sandwich, which features slow-cooked barbecued brisket, a sirloin patty, Cardona cheese, crispy fried onions, arugula and pineapple barbecue sauce. It's available through May 31 and partial proceeds benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. 11 a.m.-midnight.
Awesomest NFL Draft
Municipal Bar & Dining Co. 216 W. Ohio St. 312-951-2125
Get pumped for football season with the folks from Bacon Sports at this viewing party—which benefits local organization Chicago Cares—where your donation includes one Magic Hat #9 or Dream Machine beer plus giveaways of more than 100 bacon-, sports- and beer-related gift cards, swag bags and event tickets. 6:30-10 p.m. $10 donation at the door. RSVP: baconsports.com
Spirits and Tequila Festival
La Luce 1393 W. Lake St. 312-850-1900
In conjunction with Latino Fashion Week, you can sample more than 45 spirits and summer cocktails at this outdoor bash which also features appetizers, themed live and DJ music and a Latin-inspired fashion show from Benjamin Cottrell Designs. 6-9 p.m. $25-$35. Tickets: eventbrite.com
(Free!) CineYouth Festival
Columbia College Film Row Cinema 1104 S. Wabash St. 312-683-0121
Fred Savage—"The Wonder Years" actor, Chicago native and director of such TV shows as "Modern Family," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "2 Broke Girls" and the forthcoming "Garfunkel and Oates"—discusses his career and offers tips for aspiring filmmakers at the opening night of this three-day showcase of works by filmmakers 21 and younger. A reception follows. 7 p.m. More: cinemachicago.org/cineyouth
'The Doll's House Project: Ibsen Is Dead'
Athenaeum Theatre 2936 N. Southport Ave. 773-935-6875
Be among the first to see this world premiere drama about deception, love, class and gender by local playwright Calamity West ("The Gacy Plays")—based on Henrik Ibsen's classic play, "A Doll's House"—which explores multiple characters' experiences during the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. 8 p.m. Through June 8. $10 through Friday; $20 thereafter. Tickets: athenaeumtheatre.org
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Check the Spring Awakening daily lineup and buy single-day or all-fest passes: springawakeningfestival.com
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.