Prasino, 1846 W. Division St. 312-878-1212
The rain in Spain can stay there, but the country's grapes are welcome at the Spanish Wine Dinner. The Enye Group's Michael Weiner hosts five courses, including a Blanc Planell paired with seafood paella and Maula & Misery Mouse malbec served with applewood-grilled skirt steak, pepper tapenade and crispy kale. 6:30 p.m. $85. RSVP required by phone.
Good taste (free!)
Prairie Production, 1314 W. Randolph St.
Immerse yourself in the world of whiskey at the Balvenie Rare Craft Experience as ambassador Nicholas Pollacchi leads a tasting of the brand's single malts, hands-on whiskey-making and an advance screening of the "Handmade: A Celebration of American Craftsmanship" documentary about artisanal companies. 7-9 p.m. RSVP required: email@example.com.
Board Room, 343 W. Erie St. 312-972-9882
Walk the red carpet into the Christacy "Body Language" launch party and Rock for Reading benefit, where the high-energy local urban pop singer-songwriter—and 2007 "So You Think You Can Dance" Top 25 finalist—debuts his new iTunes single and performs additional soon-to-be-released songs. 8 p.m. $10.
Urban oasis (free!)
Inland Steel Building, 30 W. Monroe St.
The featured installation at Chicago Loop Alliance's Pop-Up Art Loop gallery walk—which includes 11 exhibitions plus wine, beer, art-making and music at five locations—is Alterpolitan: An Indoor Sculpture Garden, in which the iconic skyscraper's lobby is transformed with fresh grass, plants, large-scale sculptures, benches and bike racks. 5-8 p.m. More info: popupartloop.com.
Double trouble (free!)
Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-376-4050
Meet director Larry Cohen at Terror in the Aisles for a double-feature screening of the U.S. premiere of his newest film—the title can't be printed due to distributor regulations—(7 p.m.) and his 1976 sci-fi horror classic "God Told Me To" (9 p.m.). Additional festivities include complimentary photo-autograph sessions and a discussion with Cohen, vintage trailers, short cuts and more. 6 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Get tickets and check the schedule for this weekend's Green Festival at Navy Pier: greenfestivals.org.
JULIA BORCHERTS IS A REDEYE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR. REDEYE@TRIBUNE.COM