What You Need to Do in Chicago Today: Monday, March 5

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Throwback Dinners @ Francesca’s: The popular Italian restaurants are offering special throwback dinners with menu items (and prices) from the original 1992 edition. Examples include Risotto con Funghi for $8.99 and Ravioli ai Spinachi for $10.99. Available tonight only at Francesca’s on Taylor, 1400 W. Taylor St. and Francesca’s Fiore at 7407 Madison St. in Forest Park.

Patti Lupone @ Steppenwolf Theatre Co.: For one night only, Two-time Tony and Grammy Award winner Patti Lupone performs at Steppenwolf alongside Sirius XM Radio host and creator/star of Broadway's Disaster! Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host for the evening. Tickets: $79-150. 6:30 and 9 pm, 1650 N. Halsted.

Laura Ingalls Wilder exhibit @ American Writers Museum: Now extended through April 1, the American Writers Museum presents Laura Ingalls Wilder: From Prairie to Page, sharing the journey of the beloved writer of the “Little House on the Prairie Series” alongside rare artifacts including her handwriting on a grocery store notepad and fan letters to the author. Admission: $12. 10-5 pm, 180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor.