Spicy tuna tempura at Jellyfish (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
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.
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.
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.
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.