LINCOLN PARK — Monday's neighborhood options include a comedy show, concert, cooking class and an appearance by a certain English rocker who would prefer you don't stand so close to him.
An Evening with Sting at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., at 7:30 p.m.
Yes, that Sting. The 16-time Grammy winner will be on hand for a discussion and performance with Jimmy Nail, a cast member in Sting's forthcoming musical, "The Last Ship." Tickets to Monday's event cost $250 and will benefit Steppenwolf's Artistic Development Fund. "The Last Ship," which is set in Sting's and Nail's English hometown, is set to have its pre-Broadway world premiere at the Loop's Bank of America Theatre on June 10.
According to the Steppenwolf box office, balcony seats were still available as of last week, but call 312-335-1650 to confirm.
Dr. Bill Miller's "Bad Bedside Manners" at Zanies Comedy Night Club, 1548 N. Wells St., at 8:30 p.m.
Hailing from the suburbs, Bill Miller works as both a doctor and a comedian, and Monday he'll stage a one-man show to work on the audience's funny bones. The show costs $10 along with a two-item minimum.
The Devilish Winks at The Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., at 8 p.m.
Linsea Moon Waugh opens for The Devilish Winks, a six-member band featuring a blend of folk, rock and funk music. The concert's free.
Meatless Monday Supper Club: Italian Style at Whole Foods Market, 1550 N. Kingsbury St., 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For $20, you can reserve a seat in the grocery store's cooking classroom and dine on a three-course menu free of meat. Whole Foods promises "you won't even know the meat is missing." Grab a drink at Whole Food's Red Star Bar next door before heading in. Reserve a seat here.