Cubs Home Opener
1:20 p.m. at Wrigley Field
Now, we're not saying you should try to get tickets to the game this soon before the first pitch (to do so you'd probably have to pay a good portion of Alfonso Soriano's salary), but there are other ways to get in the spirit. You can check out live radio broadcasts at Yak-Zies (WXRT) and the new Sports Corner (WSCR) like $4.50 Blue Cubs on the Rocks and $3 Bud Light bottles at Stretch Run and $3 True Blue Cubbyritas at Trader Todd's (plus ticket giveaways all day long, including a pair for today's game). And if you do already have tickets, head to Ann Sather on Belmont to fuel up; all breakfast entrees are just $6.50 'til game time for ticket-holders only. Find all Wrigleyville specials on Centerstage.
Boom Boom Room
10 p.m. at Green Dolphin Street; $20
Green Dolphin may have changed over the years (have you noticed the Big Ten flags out front?) but this weekly house-music event will remind you that some things have stayed the same. Enjoy spinning from DJs Michael Serafini, Uncle Milty, Just Joey and Diz.
7:30 p.m. at Gorilla Tango Theatre; $12
While the differences are many, there are some profound similarities between the characters in Anton Chekhov's plays and college students: fear of the future, an inability to act, and a love for drinking vodka. Lots and lots of vodka. This is the idea for Bryan Cohen's flawed but promising new play, "Chekhov Kegstand," and for all the things that don't work, it's still better than a play called "Chekhov Kegstand" has any right to be.