Down the hatch.
The Bar at Trenchermen
What: Raise spirits at the newly expanded space, now serving seasonal selections including snacks, soups, salads, burgers, and sandwiches.
Why: The cocktail menu revives classics like Prince of Wales (rye, maraschino, pineapple juice, champagne) and Toronto (rye, Fernet Branca).
When: Mon.-Sat., 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 2039 W. North Ave., b/t Milwaukee & Hoyne Aves. (773-661-1540).
What: Ride a raging wave of garage-psych Britpop at the band’s gig, supporting upcoming album 180.
Why: When London calls, you answer.
When: Fri., 10 p.m.
Where: Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., at Belmont Ave. (773-525-2508). Tickets ($12) at schubas.com.
Sixpoint Beer Dinner at Bread & Wine
What: Chef Curtis Gamble pairs Midwestern bistro food with craft pours from the Brooklyn brewery ($50, not including tax and tip).
Why: Poached chicken breast, crispy chicken skin cracklings, plums, and hot sauce tapioca hook up with Sweet Action beer.
When: Tonight, 6-9 p.m.
Where: 3732 W. Irving Park Rd., at Ridgeway Ave. Reservations (required) to 773-866-5266 or email@example.com.
Winter Block Party for Chicago’s Hip-Hop Arts
What: Let the beat drop with a day of film, music videos, dance battles, and poetry slams — curated by local poet and performer Kevin Coval and Vocalo’s Jesse Menendez.
Why: The evening program brings eight-piece Chicago hip-hop band Sidewalk Chalk, “fem-cee” Psalm One, rapper ADD-2, and more.
When: Sat., noon-1 a.m. Evening program begins at 8 p.m.
Where: Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., b/t Grace St. & Waveland Ave. (773-549-4140). Admission to the daytime program is free. Tickets for the evening program ($15) at wbez.org.
Sofia January Sale
What: Almost every piece of clothing in the boutique goes for 40 percent off.
Why: Wildfox White Label sweaters, Shona Joy dresses, Doma jackets, M2F denim, and other steals.
When: Thru Jan. 31.
Where: 100 E. Walton St., b/t State & Michigan Aves., ste. 106 (312-640-0878).
Photo: Derek Richmond / Courtesy of Trenchermen