HONEST ABE: Commemorate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday a little early in (one of) the Chicago neighborhoods named after (one of) our favorite Illini presidents during the Lincoln Square Dinner Crawl and Birthday Celebration. The festivities kick off at Bad Dog Tavern on Lincoln Avenue and continue to more than 20 restaurants (where you'll get to sample food) and shops (where you'll enjoy discounts on merch). 6:30-9:30PM, $10-$20.
ART OF THE MATTER: Liven up your Thursday evening get-together this week at "Girls' Night Out" at the Beverly Arts Center of Chicago. You'll get to peep the artwork destined for the center's 38th annual benefit auction (set for Saturday, Feb. 21) while indulging in cocktails and desserts. 7-10PM, $10.
FALL OUT FILMS: Fall Out Boy bassist Joe Trohman and his high school buddy Alex Beh present their two short films, "Sugar" and "The Laundry," at Fall Out bandmate Pete Wentz's River North club Angels & Kings tonight. Bar sales throughout the event will benefit Falling Whistles, a charity providing art therapy for war-afflicted children in Africa. 9PM, no cover.