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  • Spicy tuna tempura at Jellyfish
Spicy tuna tempura at Jellyfish (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
September 18, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Fashion, Cocktails & Bites

Tavernita 151 W. Erie St. 312-274-1111

See the latest looks during a cocktail reception followed by an informal Michael Kors Lifestyle fashion show (7 p.m.) with such featured drinks as the Irie Big Nose (rum, coconut, pineapple, almond, lime, clove; $12) or the Devil’s Claim (bourbon, raspberry, lemon, cinnamon, cayenne; $7) 6 p.m. No cover. Phone RSVP required.

Anniversary Special

Jellyfish 1009 N. Rush St. 312-660-3111

The pan-Asian restaurant observes its first anniversary with a happy hour food menu featuring 50 percent discounts on 14 dishes including shareable plates such as edamame with choice of sauces (regularly $9), honey-walnut popcorn shrimp (regularly $16) and signature rolls such as the Torched Salmon Atlantic with crispy shrimp, sweet potato and avocado (regularly $18). 2-6 p.m.

DRINK

Jack Daniel's Birthday

The Southern 1840 W. North Ave. 773-342-1840

The Lynchburg, Tennessee founder this American whiskey brand would be 163 years old this month. Celebrate this—and National Bourbon Heritage Month—on the covered rooftop with hosted samples of all four brand varieties—Single Barrel, Tennessee Honey, Gentleman Jack and the original sour mash blend. 8-11 p.m. No cover.

DO

Rakim

The Shrine 2109 S. Wabash Ave. 312-753-5681

The legendary East Coast rapper throws down in a concert that also includes opening acts Black Slang—with a live tribute to James Brown—and Notrydo featuring the Kaotic Drumline percussionists. 10 p.m. $32. Tickets: theshrinechicago.com.

"Women! A Comedy"

Dream Theatre 556 W. 18th St. 773-552-8616

In artistic director Jeremy Menekseoglu's collection of six short dark comedies, an entirely female cast brings to life such tales as "But Soon the Animals Will Come"—about a girl saved by her faith in magic—and the self-explanatory, "My Roommate, My Nemesis." 8 p.m. Through Oct. 13. $20; $17 for students. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Buy tickets for Friday night's Festiv-Ale beer festival benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: chicagofestivale.com

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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