Chicago Q's chili is topped with corn bread croutons. (Chicago Q )
Pie and Quiche Class
Blue Sky Bakery 3720 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-880-9910
Learn the bakery's pie crust secrets in a hands-on class where you create your own Parisian mini-quiche and then dine on the results with a salad and petite sweets—and a glass of wine, if you like, since BYOB is encouraged. 7-9 p.m. $25. RSVP by phone required by 3 p.m.
National Chili Day
Chicago Q 1160 N. Dearborn St. 312-642-1160
Whether or not you've waited all year to commemorate the occasion, you can warm up with a cup ($8.50) or bowl ($10.25) of chili made with brisket, Italian sausage and ground beef and served with poblano-cheddar or honey butter cornbread. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Akainyah Gallery 357 W. Erie St. 312-654-0333
Wind down from the work day over hosted Moskato Life wines and passed appetizers, groove to beats by DJ Malik Shabazz and view works by artist-proprietor Samuel Akainyah who offers gallery tours during this Urban Fetes after-work bash hosted by local entertainer Pat Hudson. 7 p.m.-midnight. $10.
'My So-Called Afterlife'
The Annoyance Theatre 4830 N. Broadway 773-561-4665
In the "What the Hell?" category, JonBenet Ramsey, Ryan White and Anne Frank arrive in heaven only to discover that celestial paradise includes forced enrollment at Eternal High in the debut of this original musical satire inspired by the classic '90s TV show, "My So-Called Life." 8 p.m. $15. Tickets: annoyanceproductions.com.
Suited for Success
Brooks Brothers 209 S. LaSalle St. 312-263-0100
Browse the latest in professional wear with hosted cocktails and appetizers—and take a 15 percent discount on your purchase—at this event for One Million Degrees, an organization that supports low-income community college students. Chicago executives and civic leaders lead in-store mini-workshops for One Million Degrees' student scholars during the event and 10 percent of your purchase benefits the organization's efforts. 5-8 p.m. No cover.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Head to Harry Caray's Tavern Navy Pier at 5:30 p.m. for the 15th annual worldwide toast to the late Cubs' broadcaster: harrycaraystavern.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.