Get liquid courage.
SmallBar Fullerton Cask Night
What: Drown your cold-weather sorrows in a few pints. The event held in partnership with Hop-cast.com and Beermapping.com offers pours from four specialty casks.
Why: Suds from Half Acre, Dark Horse, and Greenbush.
When: Fri., 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 1415 W. Fullerton Ave., at Southport Ave. (773-525-2727). Admission is free.
What: The singer-songwriter bundles you in moody folk-pop at a gig supporting his most recent album, Humor Risk.
Why: Every song tells a wickedly clever story.
When: Sun., 8 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., at Fullerton Pkwy. (773-525-2501). Tickets ($15) online at lincolnhallchicago.com.
Henri Chef’s Indulgence Tasting Menu
What: Satisfy your urge to splurge with a beyond-expectations five-course dinner featuring an appetizer, soup, fish, game, and dessert.
Why: New surprises nightly.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 18 S. Michigan Ave., b/t Monroe & Madison Sts. Reservations (required) to 312-578-0763. Cost is $95; $150 with beverage pairings.
Red/White: a Wine Tasting Benefit
What: Enjoy vino, apps, and shopping to help the critters of Red Door Animal Shelter.
Why: Make it your pet project.
When: Today, 7:30-9 p.m.
Where: Fine Wine Brokers, 4621 N. Lincoln Ave., at Eastwood Ave. Tickets ($40) at 773-764-2242 or online at reddoorshelter.org.
Una Mae’s Winter Sale
What: The boutique makes room for spring merch (hurray!) with 30-50 percent off fall/winter stock.
Why: Fitted dresses from Stop Staring, suede wedges from 80%20, lace-up tops from LA Made, and more.
When: Thru Jan. 31.
Where: 1528 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Honore St. (773-276-7002).
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