STIMULATING BASH: In a short amount of time, the ladies behind Stimulus Social Club have created one of the most popular monthly parties in the city. The event is held at a different location every first Wednesday of the month for a different charity. Tonight it all goes at English Bar & Restaurant for Vital Bridges. And you know what that means when there's a buzzy event? Get there early. 5:30 p.m., 444 N LaSalle Drive, $10
TROPHY LIFE: With the Olympics now over, the next chance to chant "USA! USA!" will be at soccer's World Cup this summer in South Africa. Get into the spirit tonight by hitting up the 2010 Champions League Trophy Tour tonight at Fado Irish Pub. Enjoy complimentary Heineken, appetizers and giveaways and meet hunky soccer stars Michael and Brian Laudrup. Plus you can get your picture taken with one of the most coveted trophies in the world, even though most Americans couldn't pick it out of a police lineup. 7 - 10 pm, www.fadoirishpub.com, RSVP mandatory.
WORK UNWINDING: Get a little funky at the weekly after-work Wednesdays event at South Loop's Cuatro. Renowned DJ Jesse De La Pena spins while you unwind and forget about a long day at work with strong drinks and nuevo Latin and Caribbean food. 6 p.m., 2030 S Wabash, No cover