Danny Chaimson will bring things back to the old school tonight at Schubas.
8 p.m. at Schubas; $8
Here's how this artist was pitched to us: "Danny's kind of like a mix of Randy Newman and Dr. John, if they were raised on Snoop and Native Tongues." Need we say more? Ok, here's a little more: Chaimson's brand of Memphis soul (to be played tonight with his band, the 11th Hour) has been shaking booties all over the place of late, including at SXSW, where he garnered some positive press from the likes of Esquire and LA Weekly.
Housemade Cheese and Wine Party
6 p.m. at David Burke's Primehouse; free
Several months ago, Primehouse executive chef Rick Gresh took his team to Grassfields Farm in southwest Michigan where, among other things, they made their own cheese. That Organic Lamont Chedder is finally ready, and to celebrate, Gresh hosts this event including petite grilled cheese sandwiches, beer cheese soup and ham and cheese croquettes, paired with wines ($7/glass) by sommelier Rachael Johnson. Reservations aren't necessary, but Lactaid pills might be.
Daisy Martinez Book-Signing
5-7 p.m. at Carnivale; free
The host of the Food Network's "Viva Daisy!" comes to Carnivale to sign copies of her new cookbook, Daisy: Morning, Noon, and Night ($30). In honor of the appearance, chef Mark Mendez offers appetizer specials from the book, including blue cheese and caramelized onion empanadas, Puerto Rican chicken and pigeon pea soup, and Daisytinis.