CHICAGO — Some of the best bets for Wednesday night include a wine and truffles "date night," a pair of comedy shows as well as a couple of music performances in Lincoln Park and Old Town.
Food & Wine
Date Night at D.O.C. Wine Bar kickoff event, 2602 N. Clark St., 6 p.m.
D.O.C. Wine Bar is kicking off a new weekly "date night" series, which includes wine and truffle pairings. A variety of wines (red, white and sparkling) will be featured along with three sweet truffles and three savory truffles, special manager Michelle Bieke said. Call the wine bar for reservations, which are required, at 773-883-5101. The opening night is $20.
The wine bar will host the opening night of the event on Wednesday, but the pairings will continue each Thursday thereafter (except for major holidays like Thanksgiving). For the kickoff event, reservations are not restricted to couples, Bieke said, and the wine bar is taking reservations for parties of any size.
Preview of the Second City's "Miracle on Wells Street" at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 8 p.m.
Catch a special preview of Second City's holiday revue on Wednesday for $23. The show both "skewers and celebrates the holiday season through sketch, song and Second City's trademark improvisation," according to the show's description. Unlike the film that inspired its name, this one's suggested rating is "R," The Second City said.
10 Comedians for $10 at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells St., 8:30 p.m.
Comedian Nate Weatherup hosts standup from 10 Chicago-area people for $10, plus two minimum orders of food or drinks. Find out more about the comedians on Zanies' website.
Ivan & Alyosha with Bonzie and Matrimony at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 9 p.m.
Seattle folk-pop band Ivan & Alyosha perform along with openers Bonzie (aka Nina Ferraro, of Chicago) and Matrimony, an alternative band from Charlotte, N.C. Tickets are $14 and restricted to those 21 and older.
Brown Bag with Aqueous at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., 9:30 p.m.
Local rock band Brown Bag performs with Buffalo, N.Y. rock band Aqueous. Tickets are $8, and the show's restricted to those 21 and older.