"The Taste"'s star chef Ludo Lefebvre serves up bites… (Young & Hungry Productions…)
(Free!) Grand Opening
Bulthaup Chicago 313 W. Superior St. 312-787-9982
French chef Ludo Lefebvre of ABC-TV's "The Taste" creates the cuisine at the debut of the German kitchen design and manufacturing firm's new Chicago showroom. Grab a bite and a cocktail and explore the latest in kitchen finery throughout the space. 6-8 p.m. RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Tipsy for Felines & Canines
Mars Gallery 1139 W. Fulton Market 312-226-7808
Take a sip for a good cause at this bash for Felines & Canines no-kill shelter, which features meet and greets with crazy-cute adoptable dogs, hosted River North beer, snacks from Yo Soy, raffles and $5 martinis mixed by journalists/hosts Jason Heidemann and Judy Sutton Taylor and pet care service provider Doug Luccio-Camelo. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation.
(Free!) Fashionbar Takeover
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago 221 N. Columbus Drive 312-565-5258
Mingle with designers, models, fashionistas and more while browsing trunk shows by Carolyn Claudio (jewelry), Natalie Hicks of Hicks USA (bow ties), Anna Pater of Zofie Shoes and Julius Martin of Berdan (men's intimate apparel), who also holds a male model casting call for a June runway show. 4:30-8 p.m.
Stoop-Style Stories Live
Rosa's Lounge 3420 W. Armitage Ave. 773-342-0452
Hosts Lily Be and Clarence B bring you no-notes tales from The Moth Grand Slam champion Shannon Cason, Windy City Story Slam founder Bill Hillmann and other local storytellers, plus an open mic and post-show live blues music. 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted.
(Free!) Fifth Anniversary Party
Brooklyn Industries 1426 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-360-8182
Lomography Gallery Store 1422 N. Milwaukee Ave.
The New York-based design and retail business celebrates its fifth year in Chicago with 20 percent discounts on full-priced merchandise, free snacks and an analog photography exhibition featuring international contest winners and works by local photographers Brian Willette, Anjali Pinto, Erica Gannett, Tyler Curtis and Joaquin Verges. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Register for the Color in Motion 5K run for Special Olympics Sunday in Lincoln Park: colorinmotion5k.com/chicago.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.