GLAM ON: Glamorama -- one of the most anticipated parties and highly-produced fashion shows of the year -- gets its first annual pre-party. The first 200 people to buy a ticket to the August extravaganza gets access to tonight's bash at Prairie Productions. 7 p.m., 1314 W. Randolph, Ticket price varies
SHOP TILL YOU DROP: You had a long week of work and school, so it's time to give yourself a little break. Escape to the Chic Boutique Shopping Event and get your outfit together for the weekend. Some featured retailers at the event include Akira, Mulberry and Me,Ladysmith Jewelry and many more. 6-9 p.m., 3022 W. Lake St.
RAISE YOUR GLASS: Is Thursday the new Friday? Check out the new weekly set at NV Penthouse Lounge. Tonight they'll christen "Thursdays at NV," a night of music and good times, with a complimentary midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. - 3 a.m., 116 West Hubbard St., RSVP for complimentary admission.
ALL ABOARD: Enjoy the view of the city skyline with Goose Island drink specials, games and music all on one dock. The Mystic Blue Concert Cruise Series. The Micah Walk Band6 p.m., 600 East Grand Ave., $30.