Bring the noise.
What: The Oakland rapper lets infectious rant-rap flow in a gig supporting her latest album, Something ’Bout Kreay.
Why: Tough-girl emcee Rye Rye opens.
When: Sat., 9 p.m.
Where: Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., b/t Grace St. & Waveland Ave. (773-549-4140). Tickets ($20) at event.etix.com or at the door ($23).
What: Executive chef Gray McNally (Spiaggia, BOKA) cuts loose with locally sourced ingredients and wild game at the classic clubhouse throwback.
Why: Wild pheasant pie, Berkshire pork chop, cauliflower mac ’n’ cheese, and other winter warmers.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 350 N. State St., at Kinzie St. (312-755-1700).
Blow by Blow
What: The new blow-dry bar takes you down the path less frizzy with six looks, ranging from beach waves to pin-straight ($35).
Why: Complimentary bubbly or wine and rom-coms on flat-screen TVs.
When: Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 67 E. Oak St., b/t Michigan Ave. & State St. (312-867-0332). Call or book online.
Cocktails at Cafe 28
What: While the Cuban restaurant waits on its liquor license, mixologist Ardit Dizdari keeps spirits lifted with a virgin cocktail list complete with recommendations for BYO booze mixers.
Why: Add light rum or sparkling wine to the Latin 28 (tangerine-lavender honey, fresh muddled lemon, club soda).
When: Tues., 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5:30-9 p.m.
Where: 1800 W. Irving Park Rd., at Ravenswood Ave. (773-528-2883).
Heather Clawson Book Signing
What: Sip prosecco, eat Vosges Haut-Chocolat truffles, and talk to the Habitually Chic blogger about her new book, Creativity at Work.
Why: Good taste all around.
When: Thurs., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Jayson Home, 1885 N. Clybourn Ave., at Kenmore Ave. (773-248-8180). Admission is free.
Photo: Brooke Nipar / Courtesy of Kreayshawn