Tre Soldi 212 E. Ohio St. 312-664-0212
Save your cash for the weekend with a low-cost lunch or early dinner at this Streeterville trattoria featuring Roman-style slices including N'duja (spicy sausage, tomato, mozzarella, egg), Norma (fried eggplant, crispy capers, black olive, tomato, mozzarella, ricotta salata) and Capricciosa (Italian ham, artichoke, mushroom, tomato, mozzarella). 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ciders And Sliders And Sci-Fi, Oh My
Jerry's 1938 W. Division St. 773-235-1006
Order up 12-ounce Vander Mill Totally Roasted, Ginger Peach, Raspberry and the rare Sgt. Bartlett ciders ($5.50-$9); wild boar sloppy joe, molé chicken or ale-battered portabello slider trios with two sides ($12); and settle in for screenings of science fiction films including "The Last Starfighter," "They Live," "The Road Warrior" and "Serenity." 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
Lakeshore Sport & Fitness 211 N. Stetson Ave.
BYO swimsuit to take a dip in the pool at this all-inclusive mixer on the rooftop sundeck featuring a premium open bar, appetizers, desserts and all-day, pre-party access to the club's new facilities, which include a golf simulator and a climbing wall. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $20; two for $35. RSVP required: eventbrite.com
Newberry Library 60 W. Walton St. 312-943-9090
Browse more than 120,000 used books in 70 categories—most priced at $2—at this 30th annual sale, which also includes vinyl, CDs, DVDs and high-end rarities including a first-edition set of "The Lord of the Rings" and "Wild Raspberries," a book co-authored by Andy Warhol. Noon-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. No cover.
Mary's Attic 5400 N. Clark St. 773-784-6969
Get kinky with comedian Mary Zee and sex-positive podcast host Eric Barry, who share non-conformist sexual identity tales and host themed performances by stand-up comics Kelsie Huff and Irene Tu, storytellers Shannon Cason and Angela Vela and burlesque dancers ThomAss Edison and Slightly Spitfire plus interactive games for prizes. 8 p.m. $5.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Bring an everyday object of surrealism to the Art Institute of Chicago 5-8 p.m. Thursday and get free admission to the Magritte exhibition: artic.edu/event/surreal-pricing
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.