* In celebration of our March 30 issue, which is all about Uptown, the Reader is hosting a One Night Stand tonight at Crew Bar & Grill, 4804 N. Broadway. We’ll be giving away Cubs and theater tickets, gift certificates, and Reader t-shirts. And there are drink specials: $2.50 bottles of Berghoff and $13.50 pitchers of Stella.
* Reader staff writer John Conroy, who’s been investigating Chicago police torture for almost two decades, participates in a panel discussion, “The Ecology of Torture,” on Friday as part of Northwestern’s Conference on Human Rights. The panel starts at 10 AM at the McCormick Tribune Center, 1870 Campus Dr. in Evanston; see nuchr.org for more details.