Learn to pair desserts with wine at DOC Wine Bar. (Barry Brecheisen for RedEye )
Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park 1550 N. Kingsbury St. 312-587-0648
A five-course dinner with pairings from Colorado's Oskar Blues Brewery celebrates the 10th anniversary of its flagship Dale's pale ale cans. If you can't make it to dinner, featured beers will be on tap starting at noon. $30. RSVP required. 7 p.m.
People Lounge 1560 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-9339
The Wicker Park spot celebrates International Tempranillo Day by serving half-price glasses and bottles of the Spanish wine (normally $9-$10 or $36-$48). 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
D.O.C. Wine Bar 2602 N. Clark St. 773-883-5101
Indulge your sweet tooth at Cupcakes and Wine with a flight of four wines paired with treats from Molly's Cupcakes, including pecan cake with brown-sugar buttercream and vanilla cake with butternut squash puree. $25. 6-10 p.m. RSVP required.
Untitled 111 W. Kinzie St. 312-880-1511
The speakeasy-style River North bar takes a trip back in time with specialty cocktails from Nolet's gin and swing music from The Rhythm Rockets. No cover. 8-11 p.m.
(Free!) Urban Art
Gallery 1028 1028 N. Hooker St. 312-649-0064
Get a first look at 10 murals representing 10 cities across the country at The Jose Cuervo Tradicional Mural Unveiling. The bash includes cocktails and appetizers. 8-11 p.m. RSVP required: Enter code 1582 at josecuervo.guestcode.com.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Already looking forward to the end of 2012? Tickets are on sale now for The Cubby Bear's New Year's Eve party, with music from Jump Smokers and DJ Flipside: ticketweb.com.
Samantha Nelson is a RedEye special contributor.