Unwind with friends and wine at new Lincoln Park lounge, Drop. (Hillary Higgins/For RedEye )
Takito Kitchen 2013 W. Division St. 773-687-9620
Chef David Dworshak showcases ingredients from local farms in this three-course dinner, available Tuesday to Thursday through September. The first week's menu includes roasted pork shoulder and rhubarb flan. 5-10 p.m. $35.
Franklin Tap 325 S. Franklin St. 312-212-3262
A New Holland Brewing Company representative leads a tasting of the six beers in the Michigan brewery's Hatter IPA series. Find your favorite, then order up a full glass for $5. 5-7 p.m. No cover.
Wine Down Wednesdays
Drop 1909 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-291-9584
Head down to this subterranean Lincoln Park lounge and drink up for a good cause at the kick-off to this weekly series, where a donation to PAWS Chicago gets you a tasting of summer-appropriate red wines with cheese pairings. 6-9 p.m.
80 at 80
Museum of Science and Industry 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive 773-684-1414
View 80 rarely displayed artifacts from the museum's collection, including a gigantic Paul Bunyan statue and World War II British plane engine, at this temporary exhibit celebrating the Museum's 80th anniversary. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free with general admission, $18.
"Oobleck at 25: The Then and The Now"
National Pastime Theater 941 W. Lawrence Ave. 773-347-1041
See excerpts from Theater Oobleck's past shows along with new pieces at this performance celebrating the theater's 25th anniversary. The benefit for The Peoples Music School, Vital Bridges and the Preston Bradley Center also includes soup and a silent auction of original artwork. $10. 6:30 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Plan to borrow your dad's Ferrari and catch "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" for free Thursday at dusk at Mary Bartelme Park. Details: chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/movies
Samantha Nelson is a RedEye special contributor.