440 Summer Eats
One Financial Place Plaza 440 S. LaSalle St.
Leave the brown bag at home and join the folks from The Nosh at this Thursday-only outdoor dining market featuring offerings from Little Goat, Dia de los Tamales, Yum Dum Truck, Grow, New England Seafood Company and Haute Sausage as a band provides live folk and bluegrass accompaniment for your lunch. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Through August 28. No cover.
Brewery Collaboration Dinner
Table, Donkey and Stick 2728 W. Armitage Ave. 773-486-8525
Dine on three courses—charcuterie, spring vegetable salad with cold fried chicken liver, smoked duck leg with fried risotto—served with pairings from Penrose Brewing Company and Solemn Oath Brewery. Then, join the brewers for a cash-bar crawl to three more Armitage Avenue spots. 6-7:30 p.m. $50. Phone RSVP required.
Krombacher Sampling Party
Franklin Tap 325 S. Franklin St. 312-212-3262
Sip Krombacher beer samples at this World Cup party where the U.S. faces Germany in America's last game of the Group Stage (11 a.m.). View the game on 11 HDTVs over $5 Krombacher Pils and Krombacher Dark drafts; each purchase earns entry into a custom Krombacher German soccer jersey raffle. 10:30 a.m. No cover.
Tocco 1266 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-687-8895
Meet chef Bruno Abate as he launches Milan—the restaurant's bar and patio—with a traditional Italian happy hour featuring a discussion on Italian foods, cocktails and such specialties as $14 porchetta (thinly sliced, Italian-style roast pork) and $9 Aperol spritz cocktails. 5-8 p.m. (patio hours 5-11 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday). No cover.
(Free!) Here Is Your Alibi
The Frontier 1106 W. Thorndale Ave.
Head to the Edgewater storefront theater for the monthly comedy series' first anniversary show where founder Lev Kalmens hosts sets from Nigel Ng, Kevin White, Mike O'Keefe, Drew Frees and comedy band Shock T's. Bonus: Not only is the show free, it's BYOB, too. 8 p.m. More: hereisyouralibi.com
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.