1) Check out new and established talent at one of the city’s best open stage nights, Club Cafe’s AcoustiCafe. The host of tonight’s supportive and friendly event is Mr. Small’s Funhouse co-owner and Rusted Root band member Liz Berlin. No cover. 7 p.m. 56 – 58 S. 12th St., South Side.
2) Getaway to the tropics with a trip to Brillobox for Tropical Tuesdays. There you’ll feel the trade winds (heat flowing from ducts) soothing your overdue vacation bones. Here’s a sampling of their specials: $3 select craft cans, $4 frozen drinks, $10 California bubble bath, $10 Eva Peron, $7 Fernet con cola, and $6 Coronita Margaveza. You can also sop up the island drinks with $7 pineapple soy-glazed chicken or tofu skewers served with Caribbean sweet potato salad. Shoes and shirt required. 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield.
3) Project Almanac—A group of plucky teenagers discover plans for a time machine and decide to build their own. They initially use their time-travel abilities to rectify past mistakes, but human nature kicks in and they start changing the past for personal profit. Pretty soon they’re out of control, and their activities wreak devastating changes for the future. (If they’d gone back in time and kept Mark Zuckerberg from getting his hands on a computer, they’d be my personal heroes.) Check Fandango for local screens and times.