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The New Orleans Saints begin defending their Super Bowl championship, starting tonight.
KICKOFF: If you're not ready for some football -- it's time to get it together. Bull and Bear is hosting a watch party tonight for the NFL's first game of the season. Game day specials include $3 Bud and Bud Light bottles, $10 1 liter Shoes of Bud Light with $5 refills, or $12 1 liter Shoes of Bacardi and $10 refills, plus, half off wings. DJ Dante the Don spins during commercial breaks and after the game. 7 p.m., 431 North Wells St, NO COVER
CLARK AFTER DARK: Who says summer's unofficially over? Keep the party going tonight at Boss Bar and the surrounding neighborhood. The good times will be flowing on Hubbard Street between Clark and LaSalle with a DJ, the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew, celebrity bartenders and raffle prized. Boss Bar will donate all proceeds to the USO of Illinois to help support our troops and their families. 4-10 p.m., 420 N. Clark St., $20
PARTY LIKE IT'S 1969: Downtown's fashionable set will be at the Gold Coast Gap 1969 store tonight to mix and mingle with model, entrepreneur, and relative to a political dynasty you may have heard of, Lauren Bush. Bush will be showing off a new line of bags exclusively designed for Gap as part of Feed USA, which supports school lunch programs with every purchase. Score 30 percent off all 1969 merchandise during tonight's event and sip on cocktails and bop to the beats of DJ Hiroki while you peruse the store. 7-9 p.m., 939 N Rush St, RSVP here
FEELING PEACHY? Nacional 27's mixology rock star Adam Seger is teaching a class tonight on how to make a couple of custom cocktails using an underrated fruit. Mix up a Peach, Hum and Japanese Lemon Sour and Peach and Pineapple Sage Mojito. The creative cocktails will be demonstrated for guests to watch, learn and taste, plus you get passed tapas to pass the time and, you know, coat the ol' stomach. 5:30-6:30 pm, 325 W. Huron, Call 312.664.2727 for reservations, $20