HISTORY IN THE MAKING: History buffs, this one is for you. Attend a reenactment of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates (the dramatic 1858 battles between Abraham Lincoln, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, and Stephen Douglas, the incumbent Democrat) featuring professional actors playing the parts in the format of a modern-day press conference. At the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium in the Harold Washington Library Center, 4PM, free.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: Hit the lobby of the James Hotel in River North after work to show your support of the Chicago 2016 Olympics bid. The soiree will offer complimentary appetizers and specialty cocktails like the 2016 ($7). The International Olympics Committee is in town this week checking our fair city out, so be on your best behavior in case any representatives are in attendance. 6-8PM, no cover.