Tonight: Honor Inspirational Women

Plus: FELABRATION! and Mojitos 101

By Marcus Riley
|  Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010  |  Updated 8:19 AM CDT
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INSPIRED AWARDS: It'll be a true ladies night out at Vertigo Sky Lounge tonight as Charles Ifergan Salons presents the Inspired Awards, honoring 20 Chicago women. The event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a DJ, a silent auction that benefits the TCW Foundation and an opportunity to mingle with the honorees that range from entrepreneurs, to media figures and philanthropists. 7-10 p.m., 660 N.State St, $20

FELABRATION! The Shrine celebrates the legacy, influence and of course, the music of the legendary Fela Kuti. FELABRATION! features The Chicago Afrobeat Project and DJs Tone B Nimble and King Scratch paying homage to the pioneer of Afrobeat who since his 1997 death has spawned a re-release of his catalog, a Tony Award winning Broadway show and the emergence of new bands mimicking his fusion of jazz, funk and rock. 10 p.m., 2109 S Wabash Ave, $5

MOJITOS 101: Carnivale begins its fall semester with a Mojitos 101 class tonight. Master Mixologist Daryl Freeman leads a hands-on class where students learn to make two mojito recipes from the restaurant's signature cocktail menu, the classic Mojito and the Raspberry Mojito. The class includes apps prepared by Executive Chef David Dworshak. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 702 West Fulton Market, $25. Call (312) 850-5005 to RSVP

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