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3 Things To Do Today

Chicago Craft Beer Week Kickoff Party

6 p.m. at Map Room; free

Prepare for a week full of crafty fun at this fully stocked beer bar, which will host several brewers for this kick-off event. There’ll also be a raffle of bottles of Stone Brewing’s rare Symposium Ale at 8 p.m.

Patrick Watson

8 p.m. at Schubas

It’s hard to pin down this experimental, eclectic Canadian singer-songwriter — he’s played alongside everyone from James Brown to The Cinematic Orchestra (check out his lovely cabaret-pop turn on “To Build a Home”). But if you value creativity, and enjoy artists like Andrew Bird and Nick Drake, you surely won’t be bored.

The Gay American

7:30 p.m. at the side project; $10

Former New Jersey governor James McGreevey’s rise and fall in this farcical docudrama, which focuses on the impact his admission of a homosexual affair had on those around him — from his wife and daughter to his ambitious aide.