The Storefront Company (Courtesy of John Tyler Curtis…)
DISCOVERY DINNER PARTY
1941 W. North Ave. 773-661-2609
Start with cocktails and light appetizers, then move into a five-course meal—with wine pairings—featuring Kolossos olive oil as a focal point for each course along with ingredients such as sea urchin, blood orange, bronzino and lamb created by chef-partner Bryan Moscatello, who teams up with Giorgios Karayannis and Edward Billys of Kolossos to host. 6:30 p.m. $79. RSVP required.
MARCH MADNESS SPECIALS
John Barleycorn River North
149 W. Kinzie St. 312-477-8700
Kick off game day number one with $17 chicken Philly pizzas featuring mushrooms, onions, peppers and mozzarella and $12 AMF (as in, "Adios, mother[bleep]er") cocktails made with five base liquors. All games are screened on 73 TVs and five video panel walls—which allow for single or multiple game viewing—so there's not much chance you'll miss a moment of NCAA hoops action. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
GAY IS THE NEW BLACK
800 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-7711
Talk shop—and meet potential new collaborators—at this networking event for LGBT and LGBT-friendly professionals where the $4 drink specials include 42 Below vodka and Bacardi rum cocktails, house wine and Heineken beer. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10.
THE UNWINED SESSIONS
4539 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-506-9300
Chef Ken Carter kicks off a new wine tasting series which includes food courses paired to complement the wines' flavor profiles. The first exploration features five varieties selected to highlight the different regions and styles of Italy, including a full-bodied Remo Farina Ripasso paired with a tomato-braised braciole, sauteed mushrooms and mushroom risotto. 6:30 p.m. $48. RSVP required.
THE PUNGENT PARLOuR
3614 N. Damen Ave. 773-348-4044
Smell something burning? Relax, it's just the red-hot stories at this new reading series where you can get a whiff of aromatic fiction and essays by co-hosts Jeff Phillips and Jeremy Solomon and local writers Laura Zak, Aaron Cynic, Vincent Truman and Guts & Glory series co-founder Keith Ecker. 8 p.m. No cover.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
"Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" arrives at the Auditorium Theatre for shows through March 30.