31 ‘THE HEAVENS ARE HUNG IN BLACK’ AT THEATER WIT
1229 W. Belmont Ave. 773-975-8150
Chicago Reader transportation columnist John Greenfield and other experts discuss the city’s bike culture. Beer and a light buffet included. 6 p.m. $35. Tickets: Snack on free cookies while listening to readings from performance poet Jane Haldiman, YA author James Kennedy and others. 8 p.m. No cover. Get hands-on experience preparing oysters and learn how to pair them at this class, which includes 12 assorted oysters, shucking utensils and wine. Have dinner at the River North spot before or after the lesson and you’ll get 20% off your bill. 6 p.m. $65. Tickets: Chef Ricardo Jarquin works with Tanta chef Jesus Delgado to prepare a five-course, family-style dinner in the River North restaurant’s show kitchen. 6 p.m. $65. Reservations recommended. Shattered Globe Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of James Still’s play about Abraham Lincoln in the months before his signing of The Emancipation Proclamation. 8 p.m. $10-$20.
The annual cat-themed cabaret features dancers, circus acts, comedy, music, an arts and crafts sale and giveaways. A portion of the proceeds benefits Harmony House for Cats. 8 p.m. $20. Tickets: