Quadrangle's Guest Artist Series with Leslie Beukelman
8-10 p.m. at Uncommon Ground on Devon; $10 suggested donation
Jazz composer/musician John Goldman presents the latest in Quadrangle's Guest Artist Series (second Monday of each month). For this installment, vocalist Leslie Beukelman brings her pipes to complement the play of Goldman (saxophone), Scott Hesse (guitar), Patrick Mulcahy (bass) and Cory Healey (drums). Make a reservation for dinner (the bacon-wrapped meatloaf is the tops!) and you'll have guaranteed seating in the music room.
7:30 p.m. at Webster's Wine Bar; $10
Writer-performers Kim Morris, James Lower, Bobby Biedrzycki and Sara Kerastas will tell their tales as you enjoy wine ($10 flights) and snacks at this rustic Lincoln Park wine bar. Doors open at 7 p.m.; tickets are no longer available online, but may be at the door.
11 a.m.-2 a.m. at Quenchers Saloon; no cover
'Tis definitely the season for stouts, but if you're bored with Guinness, check out this well-stocked Logan Square bar. Through the end of the month, you can try 20 lesser-known varieties for $5-$8 each. Explore wisely; the beers are divided into four groups of five, and if you buy four in one group, you can get the fifth free. Brews include St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, Great Divide Brewing Co.'s Oak-Aged Yeti, Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout and Dark Horse Too.