Eleventh Dream Day does its part to help out Haiti tonight.
Hideout Haiti Benefit
8 p.m. at Hideout; $20
Local bands Waco Brothers and Eleventh Dream Day play this special show (there's a bake sale, too) benefiting Partners in Health, which has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years. Also check out more ways to help Haiti in Chicago.
8 p.m. at Butterfly Social Club; $5 donation
Show off your creativity at this monthly open poetry slam in River West; you'll have the chance to win $20, plus the opportunity to compete for a spot on the Mental Graffiti team at the 2010 National Poetry Slam. Whether you're performing or not, make sure to stick around for a set from 24-year-old Eboni Hogan, the 2008 Urbana Grand Slam Champion and author of the recent poetry collection "Grits."
New American Table dinner
6:30 p.m. at C-House; $65-$85
Celebrate the release of C-House chef/owner Marcus Samuelsson's new cookbook, New American Table, with a special four-course dinner and reception at the restaurant. After an hour of cocktails and small bites, guests will enjoy cuisine inspired by the cookbook, including smoked trout rillettes, pan-seared wild salmon, beer-braised short ribs, and banana bread pudding, all served with Goose Island craft beer pairings. An extra $20 gets you a signed copy of New American Table.