Brunch at 2 Sparrows (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
Pack in the Poultry
2 Sparrows 553 W. Diversey Parkway 773-234-2320
Gear up for Thanksgiving with a hands-on Turducken Making Class taught by chef Gregory Ellis, then feast on the combination of turkey, duck and chicken. $30. RSVP required. 6 p.m.
Try a FEW
The Monkey's Paw 2524 N. Southport Ave. 773-413-9314
Sample cocktails made with bourbon, rye and barrel-aged gin from local distillery Few Spirits paired with small plates such as braised chicken thigh and smoked diver scallop. $10. 7 p.m.
Silver Cloud Bar & Grill 1700 N. Damen Ave. 773-489-6212
Beer and football are a natural pairing, but Beer Football takes the players out of the mix and just represents the team's cities with locally crafted brews. Sample 12 beers from around the country and fill out a bracket based on what drinks you think deserve to go all the way. $20. 8 p.m.
Raise a Toast
Kamehachi 1531 N. Wells St. 312-664-3663
Sample Japanese craft liquors and beers paired with appetizers, at A Toast to Japan: Sake, Shochu & Beer Tasting, a benefit for the Japanese American Service Committee. $30. 6-9 p.m.
Flywheel 710 N. State St. 312-624-8485
Help victims of Hurricane Sandy by making a contribution to the American Red Cross at the United We Fly cycling class. $25 suggested donation. 7:30 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Want to add some life to your decor? Sign up for a terrarium workshop Nov. 14 at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum: naturemuseum.org.
Samantha Nelson is a RedEye special contributor.