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Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

March 31, 2013|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Buy One, Get One Baseball Cupcakes

Sprinkles Cupcakes

50 E. Walton St. 312-573-1600

In honor of opening day, proclaim your allegiance to either the North or South Side by wearing a hat, jersey or other apparel featuring the Cubs or Sox and—no fooling!—the bakery rewards you with buy-one-get-one-free red velvet cupcakes decorated with a Sox or Cubs logo. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

The Dinner Party

City Winery

1200 W. Randolph St. 312-733-9463

Chef John Manion of La Sirena Clandestina serves appetizer and entree tastings to host Elysabeth Alfano, comedian and vocalo.org host Brian Babylon, Field Museum artist-in-residence Peggy MacNamara, Poi Dog Pondering founder Frank Orrall—and you—at this "conversation over dinner" event which includes wine tastings and Vosges chocolates. 7 p.m. $35. Tickets: fearnoartchicago.com.

DRINK

Sox Home Opener Party

Weather Mark Tavern

1503 S. Michigan Ave. 312-588-0230

Take part in game day specials including a $7 burger-and-beer combo and $5 Fireball whiskey shots; then—if you're attending the game—board a free 2:30 p.m. bus to The Cell and back. At 6:30 p.m., compete in a free hot dog eating contest—which includes a Miller Lite pint—for prizes. 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

Kilchoman Whiskey Tasting

Fountainhead

1970 W. Montrose Ave. 773-697-8204

Taste four rare cask whiskeys from the Kilchoman Distillery and vote for which should be introduced to the Chicago market. Admission includes four additional Kilchoman tastings and street snacks inspired by the distillery's Isle of Islay home, plus the option to buy futures in the winning spirit. 7 p.m. $30. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com.

DO

'Won't Go Quietly' Screening Party

D'Agostino's

1351 W. Addison St. 773-477-1822

See the new short film by Chicagoan Jonny Diaz about a 20-something couple dealing with love, friends and war—featuring music by local bands Company of Thieves, Board of Governors and others—at this fundraiser for Solo Picture Studios which includes pizza, bottled beer, wine tastings and a raffle ticket. 7-9 p.m. $20 at the door.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

The Chicago Improv Festival kicks off tonight. Get tickets: chicagoimprovfestival.org.

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