Cleetus Friedman teams up with Haymarket's Pete Crowley for a series… (Phil Velasquez / Chicago…)
Kulturkueche: Cooking Series
Dank Haus 4740 N. Western Ave. 773-561-9181
Take a hand-on class with German-born chef Christopher Tong of My Private Chef and make a traditional German fall dinner featuring seared pork tenderloin with homemade potato pancake and apple-cranberry compote. Then, dine on the results with a glass of wine, German beer or a soft drink. 7:30 p.m. $16. RSVP required by 3:30 p.m.: dankhaus.com.
Collaborative Beer Release
Fountainhead 1970 W. Montrose Ave. 773-697-8204
Chef Cleetus Friedman teamed up with Pete Crowley of Haymarket Brewing for the new Rosemary's Red Devil, a barrel-aged red ale with rosemary, demerara sugar and burnt orange peel. Meet the team at the release party as the two serve complimentary tastings and 10-ounce glasses ($9) of the results. 7 p.m. No cover.
(Free!) Open House
Alliance Francaise 54 W. Chicago Ave. 312-337-1070
Say "oui" to Parisian life with a tour of the organization's facilities and complimentary French class. Then, try out your new conversational skills during a hosted wine and cheese reception in the courtyard. 6-7:30 p.m.
Luxury Charity Pop-Up Boutique
Hasana 2937 N. Clark St. 773-570-0796
Browse clothing, jewelry, wearable art, sustainable fashion, leather goods and other items from more than a dozen designers—including 81 Poppies, Laudi Vidni handbags, Dirty Librarian Chains and others—at this pop-up boutique which features 1920s-style decor and a stores-within-a-store layout where all proceeds benefit the local Aparecio Foundation, which provides educational resources for young women. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Through Oct. 1.
(Free!) Cinema Slapdown: "Silver Linings Playbook"
Film Row Cinema at Columbia College 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 8th floor 312-369-6708
Dueling Critics podcast personalities Jonathan Abarbanel and Kelly Kleiman attend a screening of David O. Russell's 2012 dark rom-com and debate the merits—or lack thereof—as Talk Cinema host Ron Falzone referees the debate. Then, the floor opens up to the audience so you can add your own two cents. 7 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Tickets now are on sale for the 25th annual Celebrity Chef Ball benefiting Meals on Wheels: nourishchicago.org.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.