PASS THE BUBBLY: Head to the Potter's Lounge inside the Palmer House Hilton tonight for the continuation of this month's weekly Secret Spirit Society. Beverage master Patrick Coyne hosts a champagne tasting class also featuring experts from the various brands. Hors d'ouerves are included, which is a must when you're drinking all this bubbly. 6-7:30 p.m., 17 E. Monroe St, $25. RSVP recommended.
NERD NIGHT: After a brief hiatus, Flounders brings back its nerdy trivia night. All nerds, geeks and/or dorks are invited to to compete for prizes and table discounts in categories like The Simpsons, Comics and Star Trek. And don't worry, you don't have to bring four friends to form a team, because let's face it, if this is how you identify yourself, that may be a problem. 8 p.m., 2201 North Clybourn Ave, NO COVER
MIX IT UP: Decided to take the summer off before looking for work? Seeking a new gig? It's time to get serious, so start by networking with entrepreneurs and creative professionals from a variety of companies in the Midwest at the Chicago AMA's summer networking mixer tonight at the Old Town Adobo Grill. You don't have to be an AMA member to attend this happy hour, but anticipate the hard sell. 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1610 N. Wells St., $15