Tonight: Yuk it Up Downtown

Plus, Act One Café opens and Market Bar celebrates


GOT JOKES? The Red Bar Comedy Club officially begins tonight inside Ontourage, billing itself as Chicago's only downtown destination for stand-up comedy. The club has a Vegas-style atmosphere and turns into a nightclub after the comedians leave the stage with dancing and drinking until 4 a.m. No drink minimum. 8 and 10 p.m. shows, 157 W. Ontario St

CLASS ACT: Be among the first to check out the highly-anticipated Act One Café (1330 W. Morse Ave.), which opens its doors in Rogers Park today. The 100-seat facility is attached to the Mayne Stage, making it the go-to spot for a meal before or after shows. It's run by GM and executive chef Jimmy Madla, the former drummer for Veruca Salt and obviously a guy who knows how to keep the beat going.

UP WITH MARKET: Head over to Market Bar (1113 West Randolph St) in the West Loop this weekend where they're celebrating their first anniversary with a public open house reception Friday and Saturday nights that includes free samples from the new menu, live music onthe rooftop at sunset on Saturday, a chance to ogle the new Rolls Royce Ghotst, the Bentley Continental Supersport and the Spyker C8 Lavioletter, plus the first glimpse at the newly-renovated rooftop deck.

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