Chicago Craft Beer Week Kickoff Party
6 p.m. at Map Room; free
Prepare for a week full of crafty fun at this fully stocked beer bar, which will host several brewers for this kick-off event. There'll also be a raffle of bottles of Stone Brewing's rare Symposium Ale at 8 p.m.
8 p.m. at Schubas
It's hard to pin down this experimental, eclectic Canadian singer-songwriter -- he's played alongside everyone from James Brown to The Cinematic Orchestra (check out his lovely cabaret-pop turn on "To Build a Home"). But if you value creativity, and enjoy artists like Andrew Bird and Nick Drake, you surely won't be bored.
The Gay American
7:30 p.m. at the side project; $10
Former New Jersey governor James McGreevey's rise and fall in this farcical docudrama, which focuses on the impact his admission of a homosexual affair had on those around him -- from his wife and daughter to his ambitious aide.