CHARITY DATE: Bid on sky's-the-limit date packages put together by local singles, such as international trips and the red-carpet treatment at hot restaurants, at the Starlight Children's Foundation Dream Date Auction. The 18th annual event, which takes place at Park West, features appetizers, an open bar, a raffle and live music. 6PM, $55-$100.
SLICK WILLIE: See leading British Shakespearean actor Michael Pennington in "Sweet William," his solo show honoring the life and works of the one-and-only William Shakespeare, at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. 7:30PM, $46-$56.
STILL A FRIEND: A lineup of A-list DJs (DJ Cool V, Hollywood Holt, Kaboom!, DJ Gant-Man and more) join hip-hop legend Biz Markie at River West club Rednofive tonight. You just know the place is going to go bananas when the Biz gets down on "Just a Friend." 10PM-4AM, $20 cover at the door, RSVP at www.dusttraxx.com for free entry before 12AM.