Rugan's one-man band
Hear Joe Wray from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Rugan's in Antioch -- a wine and martini bar and alehouse serving tapas. No cover. Daily drink specials vary. Look into joining the beer fraternity. Stop in for half-priced glasses of wine Monday and Tuesday nights.
Rugan's is located at 921 Toft Ave., Antioch. (847) 838-0011 or rugans.com.
Lucky Club 13
Enjoy the best of Latin music -- including salsa, bachata, cumbia and merengue -- from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Friday at Club 13 at Villa Verone in Elgin. Each Friday features a new tequila shot special and beer specials that could include Corona, Modelo, Victoria and Bud Light. Reserve the VIP Room for private parties. No cover.
Club 13 at Villa Verone is at 13 Douglas Ave., Elgin. (847) 742-0263 or villaverone.net.
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Saranello's May drink
The drink of the month at Saranello's Ristorante Italiano is the Blood Orange Fizz. This $9 cocktail is made of citrus vodka, blood orange syrup, blood orange bitters, candied orange and a splash of champagne. Blood Orange Fizz is available throughout May.
Saranello's Ristorante Italiano is at 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. (847) 777-6878 or saranellos.com.