HANNIBAL'S KINGDOM: Chicago comic Hannibal Burress is on the fast track to stardom, writing for such esteemed outfits as SNL and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, a show perhaps you've heard of. See why he's getting so much attention by checking out his show three nights this week at Zanie's Comedy Club, starting tonight. 8:30 p.m., 1548 N. Wells St., $23 plus two-item food or beverage minimum
MMMMM BEER: Sample a variety of Half Acre beer such as Daisy Cutter, Over Ale, Ginger Twin and Baume' at this event tonight at Fizz Bar & Grill. And the best part? It's free.7-9 pm, 3220 N. Lincoln Ave.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: D.O.C. Wine Bar throws itself a 5th anniversary party tonight, which means you get to benefit, starting with $10 wine flights and $7 glasses of Champagne, along with a plethora of passed hors d'oeuvres such as Seared ahi tuna, crostini, ginger soy vinaigrette and wasabi caviar. Those would be free. 7 p.m., 2602 North Clark St.