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  • Frontier will host a Grey Goose flavored vodka tasting.
Frontier will host a Grey Goose flavored vodka tasting.
April 24, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye


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Province, 161 N. Jefferson St. 773-271-9161

Dine on five Spanish- and Latin-themed courses—including olive oil-poached hamachi and Cuban-style pork—with Spanish, Portuguese and Argentinean wines at Taste the Season, which also features an appetizer and cava reception and benefits local organization Vital Bridges. 6 p.m. $100. RSVP:

Bites and books

RPM Italian, 52 W. Illinois Ave. 312-222-1888

Meet vintner Christine Hanna and browse her cookbook, "The Winemaker Cooks: Menus, Parties and Pairings," at the Hanna Winemaker Dinner, where chef Doug Psaltis whips up four courses—including recipes from celeb partner Giuliana Rancic's mother, Mama DePandi—featuring Sicilian pork arrosti, grilled giant prawns and more, paired with Hanna wines. 6 p.m. $100. RSVP required:


Trade up (free!)

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St. 312-266-0400

Dust off a few bottles of your home brew and head to A Jake of All Trades, where you can taste and trade beers with other home beermeisters and—in honor of Three Floyds' sold-out Dark Lord Day beer festival Saturday, the only day that the brewery's Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout is available for purchase—enter a raffle hosted by local beer bloggers to win vintage Dark Lord bottles. 7-10 p.m.

Jazz age

Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Party like it's 1933—the year Prohibition was repealed—at the Speakeasy Dirty Thirties party, where the code word—bearcat—gets you in the door for a hosted Grey Goose flavored vodka tasting (9-10 p.m.) and live jazz by The Crackers Graham. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.


Work it (free!)

Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. 212-290-2600

Looking for a better way to land a paycheck? Grab your resume, put on a suit and head to Women for Hire, where you can meet potential employers, perfect your 30-second elevator pitch, take in a mentoring session, pump up your resume, practice interviewing skills and get advice on jump-starting your career or founding a business. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Schedule:


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