MIX IT UP: Reality stars Ed Swiderski (The Bachelorette) and Stephanie Castagnier (The Apprentice) will be two of the local celebs at Old Town Social tonight for SVEDKA vodka's R.U. BOT OR NOT Holiday Mix Off. Some of Chicago's most talented mixologists will be paired with the amateurs to whip up special concoctions for charity. What's in it for you? Vote for the winning cocktail and enjoy freebie food and liquor. 6-8 p.m., 455 West North Ave, RSVP here
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE: The gals behind the monthly Stimulus Social Club networking charity event do their thing tonight at Crimson Lounge. Tonight's event benefits The Night Ministry, who will also be collecting new adult white tube socks. 5:30-9: p.m., 333 N Dearborn St, $10 includes complimentary drink and appetizers, RSVP here
MOVIES IN THE PARK: The Chicago Loop Alliance begins screening holiday movies in Pritzker Park tonight, the small pavilion at State and Van Buren. The movies will be projected onto the wall of John Marshall Law School. The 5 p.m. start means it's either a quick distraction on your way home while you stick around for your favorite part. Tonight's movies include the short film "Lights," followed by "It's a Wonderful Life."