River North hotspot Tavernita hosts a new story series that includes samples… (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
Patron Tequila Dinner
Moe's Cantina River North 155 W. Kinzie St. 312-245-2000
Sample your way south of the border as chef Gabriel Castaneda teams up with Patron for a five-course meal including tequila-marinated, bone-in roasted chicken served with mashed potatoes, drunken gravy and a Patron Silver pairing. 6:30 p.m. $60. RSVP required before 6 p.m.: 773-348-8899 or moescantina.com.
Scotch and Rye Tastings
Delilah's 2771 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-472-2771
Get on board the Lincoln Park tavern's Whiskey Week train with an Aberfeldy and Dewar's scotch blending session (8 p.m.) and sample single-malt and blended scotches of corresponding ages to determine the differences. Then, try four rye varieties during a High West Rye Experience Tasting (9 p.m.). Still thirsty? Full servings cost $7-$20, including the rare High West Bourye ($13). No cover.
Tavernita 151 W. Erie St. 312-274-1111
Sip samples of Jim Beam Devil's Cut and Jacob's Ghost whiskeys at the new-to-Chicago series—based in New York and San Francisco—featuring stories about beverages from North Shore Distillery co-founder Sonja Kassebaum, "Destination: Cocktails" author James Teitelbaum, Printers Row Journal editor Jennifer Day and others. 7 p.m. No cover.
Debonair Social Club 1575 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-7990
Teen fashionista and Rookie magazine founder Tavi Gevinson attends the official after-party for the screening of the short animated film in which she's featured (Museum of Contemporary Art; 6 p.m.; $10) and integrates her playlist into a DJ set by Teen Witch. Arrive early for a hosted PBR reception (9-10 p.m.). 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5; free with RSVP: do312.com.
Mary's Attic 5400 N. Clark St. 773-784-6969
The political satire ensemble opens a new revue, "Obamarama (Sketch Comedy Hoping for a Change. Again)," which also features stand-up comedian Kaitlyn Grissom, musical guests No Harm No Foul, $2 shots, $7 Dirty Politik cocktails and an interactive "design the funniest report card for President Obama" contest with prizes. 7:30 p.m. $15; $12 for students.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Celebrate child star Shirley Temple's 85th birthday with a $4 cherry vodka-based Maturely Shirley Temple cocktail at Lotties Pub (1925 W. Cortland St.).
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.