Duck pasta special at Two restaurant (Courtesy of Two )
Twosday Night Duck Special
Two 1132 W. Grand Ave. 312-624-8363
Chef Tom Van Lente and head bartender Graham Crowe launch a pairing featuring housemade duck confit pasta (duck egg fettuccine, confit, duck skin cracklings, scallions, parmesan; regularly $16) served with any house cocktail (regularly $9-$12) such as the Wet Hound (vodka, fresh-squeezed grapefruit and mint). 5-10 p.m. $12.
Burger, Bourbon And Beer Night
Publican Quality Meats 825 W. Fulton Market 312-445-8977
The West Loop spot stays open past its usual 6 p.m. closing time for a burger battle featuring Blackbird pastry chef Dana Cree's The Bad Biscuit (chicken-fried burger, pimiento cheese and dill pickles on a smoked cheddar biscuit; $13), the restaurant's signature PQM burger ($12) and a surprise entry from PQM chefs. Add bourbon or beer—or both—from the cash bar to complete your dinner. 6-9 p.m.
School Of Spirits
Fountainhead 1970 W. Montrose Ave. 773-697-8204
Join Chicago-based whiskey journalist Chuck Cowdery for tastings of four varieties of Four Roses bourbon, the small-batch spirit unique not only for its rye base but also because it's been produced since the 19th century. 7-8:30 p.m. $30. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/646984
This Much Is True
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro 3905 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-248-3905
Chicago's Biggest Liar Contest winner Archy Jamjun finally speaks some truth at this real-life story series, along with spoken word artist Andrea Fain, Essay Fiesta co-host Karen Shimmin, former Chicago Poetry Slam champion Tim Stafford, Lyric Opera publicist Jack Zimmerman and hosts Scott Whitehair and Stephanie Douglass. 7:30 p.m. No cover.
Zanies 1548 N. Wells St. 312-337-4027
The "Last Comic Standing" Season Four finalist, winner of Howard Stern's "Hottest Funniest Chick" competition and regular guest on Stern's show attempts to dismantle gender double standards one joke at a time with her overtly sexual humor. 8:30 p.m. Through Sunday. $25 plus a two-drink minimum. Tickets: chicago.zanies.com
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.