Get Arty After Dark

Plus, Second Fridays and Champagne Sessions

Art Institute

CULTURE JAM: Make your way to the Art Institute of Chicago tonight for the monthly After Dark party. Be sure to check out the Matisse exhibition, but don't fool yourself -- you're really there to enjoy the cocktails, apps, DJ and slightly nerdy-hot fellow partygoers. 9 p.m., 11 S Michigan Ave, $25

SECOND FRIDAY: The Chicago Arts District hosts "2nd Fridays Gallery Night", the monthly opening receptions at the galleries and artists' studios centered around South Halsted and 18th Streets in Chicago. Check out artists from Chicago and beyond at a number of free showcases that allows you to meet the people and talk about their creative vision. 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., 1821 S. Halsted

POP THE BUBBLY: @superfun is doing the Friday night thing, taking over JBar. Champagne Sessions is a chance to sip new Champagne cocktails, specialty Champagne bottles, and Jbar's exclusive St. Germain Bouquet. Crossfader King DJ's E-SIX and Matt Roan keep the party movin'. 9 p.m., 55 East Ontario

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