GRILLS GONE WILD: In honor of Labor Day, Eivissa in Old Town's grilling up pork chops and sweet potatoes and scallions and a ribeye basted with Cabrales cheese (both $17), along with half-priced sangria ($3 a glass and $9 a pitcher).
1531 N. Wells St., at North; Old Town; 312-654-9500
HAVE YOUR CAKE: Mother-daughter run The Cupcake Counter opens in the Loop hawking varietals like butter, chocolate, red velvet, carrot and specialty flavors, along with other pastries, frosting shots and coffee drinks.
229 W. Madison St., at Wells; Loop; 312-422-0800
WE WANT THE FUNK: The African Festival of the Arts just got funked up. George Clinton and The Funkadelics will bring the 2009 festivies to a galactic climax tonight.
8 p.m., $10 Washington Park, 51st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue; Bronzeville; 773-256-1248