Ballydoyle's bags and brews
Toss your Monday blues away with Ballydoyle's bags tournament every Monday, forever. Specials that night include half-price select drafts, $1 mini burgers and $1 basket of fries. Show up and sign up. Tournament starts at 9 p.m.
Ballydoyle Aurora, 28 W. New York St., Aurora. (630) 844-0400 or ballydoylepub.com.
Phidget plays Peggy Kinnane's
Catch Phidget at Peggy Kinnane's playing '80s classic rock to today's hits starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. Drink specials include Bailey's Vanilla Cinnamon and coffee for $6; $4.50 Blue Moon drafts; $7 Cinna-churro martinis; $7 Grinch martinis; $4 kamikaze shots; $6 for The Marilyn; $3 Miller Lite drafts; $7 pumpkin martinis; $7 Southern Comfort manhattans; and $8 Thanksgiving cocktails. No cover.
Peggy Kinnane's Irish Restaurant and Pub, 8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. (847) 577-7733 or peggykinnanes.com.
Cutler show at Toby Keith's
Catch the Jay Cutler Show with Waddle and Silvy at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill in Rosemont Monday, Nov. 18. Cutler will be in the house between 2 and 6 p.m. The event is free with drink specials that include $5 Mason jars and five for $15 bottles.
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. (847) 678-0088 or countrybaril.com.
-- Sara Hooker