Mercadito plans a menu highlighting its most popular "Tacos for Strength." (Jason Little/For RedEye )
In Good Taste
Wine and dine at more than 100 participating restaurants—including Nellcote, The Anthem, Firecakes and Howells & Hood—and partial proceeds benefit The Lynn Sage Scholars Program at Northwestern University, which is dedicated to breast cancer research. Through Oct. 31. Participating restaurants: lynnsagefoundation.org.
Best of 'Tacos for Strength' Dinner
Mercadito 108 W. Kinzie St. 312-329-9555
For three years, chef Patricio Sandoval has partnered with monthly guest chefs to offer specialty tacos for charity. Sample the five most popular—including chicken tikka, fried oyster and Bohemia beer-braised brisket—with sides, desserts and cocktail pairings. Winning chefs Julian Medina, Andrew Zimmerman and Rodelio Aglibot present their creations. 6:30 p.m. $55. RSVP required by 4 p.m.
Scary Stories to Tell at Two Cookie Minimum
Hungry Brain 2319 W. Belmont Ave. 773-709-1401
Kick off the season of chills with $5 Une Annee Maya Belgian IPAs and complimentary cookies and Halloween candy as local authors read spooky selections from the classic kids' series, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," with corresponding projected images. Bring a copy of your favorite spine-tingling tale and sign up at 8:45 p.m. to read it. 9 p.m. No cover.
Chicago's Funniest Media Personality
Laugh Factory 3175 N. Broadway 773-327-3175
RedEye columnist Ernest Wilkins and general manager Amy Guth, WGN's "Weekend Workbench" host Ryan Salzwedel, WGN-AM 720 producer Scott Miller and others throw down with three-minute stories in an effort to win the door proceeds for charity. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. for a reception with the contestants. 6:30 p.m. $15. Tickets: laughfactory.com.
InterContinental Chicago 505 N. Michigan Ave. 312-944-4100
Fitness expert Andrea Metcalf helps you align your mind and body in the spirit of a good cause at this after-work session alongside the historic hotel's indoor pool. Changing facilities, towels and mats are provided and proceeds benefit the Lynn Sage Foundation. 6 p.m. $10 donation. RSVP required by 5 p.m.: intercontinentalyoga.eventbrite.com.
RedEye Tip of the Day
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.