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Make and Take
Bar Toma 110 E. Pearson St. 312-266-3110
It's less about the vessels and more about what's in them at Bottles & Jars, where you learn how to make the restaurant's signature giardiniera, goat cheese and marmalade and jar them to take home. Admission includes select wines and the tequila-spiked One Last Summer cocktail and passed appetizers. 6-9 p.m. $40. RSVP required.
Photo and Prosecco
Tuscany Cafe 77 W. Wacker Drive 312-252-0863
Meet local photographer Nick Ulivieri over complimentary prosecco and appetizers (5:30-6:30 p.m.), $5 martinis and $4 glasses of house wine and view works from his exhibition, "The Skies of Chicago," which features city views, landscapes and extreme weather. A raffle for an Ulivieri drawing benefits the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover.
Brown Bag It
Due Lire 4520 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-275-7878
The restaurant waives its $20 corkage fee for BYOV—Bring Your Own Vino—an interactive tasting where you bring your favorite bottle wrapped in a brown paper bag and challenge owner Massimo Di Vuolo to a blind taste test. He samples it, discusses your preferences, offers tastings of comparable wines and suggests menu pairings. 5-10 p.m.
ShowPlace Icon 150 W. Roosevelt Road 312-386-7440
Walk the red carpet into the Chicago South Asian Film Festival opening night, which features the U.S. premiere of "Heroine"—a behind-the-scenes look into the Bollywood industry—plus a pre-screening reception and post-show discussion with Indian actress Lillete Dubey. A VIP option ($100) includes a post-show reception. 6 p.m. $35; $100 for VIP; $125 for all-festival VIP pass. Tickets: csaff.org
Chemically Imbalanced Comedy 1422 W. Irving Park Road 800-838-3006
Get some late-night laughs at Red Rocket Comedy Hour, which features sketch comedy by duos Seriously Unprepared, Sovereign and SharCole, all-male troupe Jeremy, all-female trio Drew's Tumblr and solo performer James Tierney. 10 p.m. $5.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Book ahead for Desdimi Gallery & Salon's Continental Saturday, which includes a haircut, spa treatments, brunch and a mimosa in an art gallery: desdimi.com
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.