Beer Academy at Goose Island, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., 6:30 p.m.
On the last Wednesday of every month join Goose Island brewers for a small lecture on different beer themes. This month's theme is experimental beers. Tickets are $25 and include beer samples from a variety of craft breweries. Call 312-915-0071 to RSVP.
Mike Flo, Wadadah a.k.a.. Selecta-T, Ras Arcane, Lord Dubious & Sage Fonte and Graduate will all perform in the rap- and reggae-themed performance. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $5.
Power Professionals and Social Networking at Joe's on Weed St., 940 W. Weed St., 6-9 p.m.
The three-hour speed networking event starts with a drink and hopefully ends with the contact you've been looking for. The night includes door prizes, charity raffles and giveaways. Dress is casual to business casual. Discount tickets are available for $15 at insiderzedge.com.
Greer Barnes at Zanies, 1543 N. Wells St., 8:30 p.m.
The New York native has appeared on: "In Living Color," "The Late Show with Carson Daly," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Chappelle's Show." Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $25 with the minimum purchase of two food items or beverages.
Marty Brounstein Book Signing at Lincoln Park High School, 2001 N. Orchard St., 8:45 a.m.
The author of "Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust," Marty Brounstein stops by the high school on his book signing tour. The event is free.
High School Sports
Track at St. Ignatius Invitational, 1076 W. Roosevelt Road, 4:15 p.m.
Boys water polo at Northside College Prep, 5501 N. Kedzie Ave. 7 p.m.
Softball vs. Woodland Academy of the Sacred Heart at Lincoln Park fields, 1765 N. Stockton Drive, 4:30 p.m.
Senior Night: Soccer vs. Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, 330 W. Webster Ave., 4:30 p.m.
Track at Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, 5039 N. Kimball Ave., 4:30 p.m.