Dig into bao buns and beer (and bonus dessert) for $20 at Yusho. (Courtesy of Yusho )
Buns & Beers
Yusho 2853 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-904-8558
Cover your food and drink bases with this Wednesday-only special featuring your choice of two buns—including fried chicken with kimchi and aioli; pork belly with hoisin glaze and cucumber and eggplant with peanuts and Asian pear—served with a Japanese beer. Bonus: You also get tofu doughnuts for dessert. 5-10 p.m. $20.
Summer Cocktail Debut
The Berkshire Room 15 E. Ohio St. 312-894-0800
Be among the first to sip six new $12 house libations—including the Cheap Sunglasses (gin, chartreuse, basil and bitters in an antique coupe glass)—plus $15 barrel-finished cocktails made from spirits aged in wine and/or bourbon barrels and $14 Dealer's Choice drinks where you choose a liquor base, flavor profile and preferred glassware and the bartender creates a custom cocktail just for you. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover. Read our review of The Berkshire Room.
The Last Reading
Upstairs Gallery 5219 N. Clark St.
Hear stories on the theme of "Work" from Onion News Network head writer Andy Miara, improv actor Dave Pasquesi (TJ & Dave), humorist Adrienne Gunn, poet Kristin Lueke and experimental fiction writer Christian TeBordo at this benefit for workers' rights organization Arise Chicago. 8 p.m. $10 suggested donation. More: facebook.com/events/1499144150308885
Chemically Imbalanced Comedy 1420 W. Irving Park Road 773-865-7731
Awkwardness abounds in this comedy from writer-performers Molly Miller and Clare Theole, who portray actresses whose solo shows—one about depression, abuse and eating disorders and the other about '90s pop culture—are accidentally booked at the same theater on the same night, forcing them to share the stage and compete for audience attention. 8 p.m. Through May 28. $5. Tickets: cicomedy.com
Cobra Lounge 235 N. Ashland Ave. 312-226-6300
The Danish electro-industrial artist Claus Larsen headlines a Corrosive Musick lineup that also features Chicago group Jilt and Glitch Mode label founder Sean Payne with songs from his band Cyanotic. 9 p.m. $20. Tickets: cobralounge.com
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Buy tickets for Fischman Liquors and Tavern's '80s-themed costume and beer party on May 14: classof88.brownpapertickets.com
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.