Pig Out For Charity

25 Degrees 736 N. Clark St. 312-943-9700

Fill up for a good cause at this outdoor benefit for the 100 Club of Chicago where police officers from four districts compete in a round robin-style burger contest. Admission includes food, Old Style beer, whiskey cocktails, a cop-dunking tank, pingpong and music from The Chicago Players. 6:30-10 p.m. $30-$40. Tickets:

Food & Flight Night

Beermiscuous 2812 N. Lincoln Ave. 855-450-2337

Order a Gino's East deep-dish or thin-crust pizza with up to two toppings, served with four 4-ounce pours from 12 tap options including Metropolitan Flywheel pilsner and Two Brothers Cabinet of Curiosities white IPA. The promotion continues each Wednesday with a rotating selection of restaurants, chefs and food trucks. 5:30-8 p.m. $13.


Grand Opening Party

Emporium Logan Square 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Check out the new sibling to Wicker Park's Emporium Arcade Bar, which features pinball and table games—pool, foosball, air hockey, cocktail table video games—plus $4-$7 craft beer bottles, $6 deli sandwiches at the permanent indoor food truck and beats from DJ Dave Mata and Impala Sound. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover. More:


(Free!) 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Dvorak Park 1119 W. Cullerton St. 312-595-5600

As part of its Shakespeare in the Parks initiative, Chicago Shakespeare Theater unfolds a stage from its specially equipped touring truck to bring you a high-energy production of The Bard's comedy about two mismatched couples who cross paths with the king and queen of fairies. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday. More:

Bowling For 'Medea'

Lincoln Square Lanes 4874 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-552-8616

Throw a strike for Dream Theatre Company—which recently moved from Pilsen to Lincoln Square—at this benefit for its upcoming production of the Greek tragedy, "Medea," which includes unlimited bowling, domestic beer, house wine and raffles. Stick around for 10 p.m. live band karaoke. 8-10 p.m. $25-$30. Tickets:


Overabundance of farmers' market vegetables in your fridge? RSVP for the Savory Summer Gratins cooking class Saturday at the Alliance Francaise:


Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.