Show: Lynda Barry Lynda Barry stopped drawing her beloved strip, Ernie Pook’s Comeek, in 2008, after about 30 years. But she didn’t stop drawing, and her new book is an ode to the joy of putting pen (or brush) to paper. Picture This: The Near-Sighted Monkey Book (Drawn & Quarterly) is less a how-to than a why-not.

6 pm, School of the Art Institute, auditorium, 312-899-5185,, free

Dinner: Henri New contemporary American restaurant and bar from the people behind the Gage. “If the food and drink at a place like this were to suck, we’d call it the whole thing antiquated, inauthentic, or even cynical. I’m going to call it neoclassical—and a pretty fun place to eat,” writes Mike Sula.

18 S. Michigan Ave., 312-578-0763,