WINE BASH: Sample the best red, white, rose and sparkling wines featured in 2010's wine batches at Quartino's monthly wine bash. Admission includes apps like roasted peppers, beet-and-walnut salad, Neopolitan pizza, bruschetta and grilled vegetables. Like something you tasted? Take home a bottle for $10. 7-9 p.m., 626 N State, $20
GOOD DEEDS: Looking to volunteer for a cause that really makes a difference? The Auxiliary Board of A Silver Lining Foundation, an organization that provides free mammograms, is throwing an informational party at Public House tonight. Learn how to get involved in this life-saving organization in a no-pressure environment. Free apps and the first drink is on Public House. 5:30-7:30 p.m., 400 N. State St, FREE
IDOL THOUGHTS: Cheer on Wheeling's "American Idol" hopeful Haley Reinhart at Tuscany Restaurant. Tuscany is hosting an episode watching party where guests can enjoy complimentary appetizers in the bar and one free drink ticket per person. You can also get 15 percent off additional purchases including food, cocktails, wine and beer. 7-9 p.m., 550 S. Milwaukee Ave. (Wheeling), Call (847) 465-9988 to RSVP
SPEAKEASY: Dore Lounge launches The 23 Club tonight, a new weekly speakeasy-style event. Beats will be provided by DJ Chris Santiago and industry peeps get 50 percent off. 10 p.m., 23 W Hubbard St.
LATER THIS WEEK:
FRIDAY: DJ J Period is famous for putting together some of the most wicked mixtapes in the game, even creating documentary-style compositions with legendary hip hop stars like Lauryn Hill and Q-Tip. On Friday he joins forces with The Roots frontman Black Thought to perform a live mixtape at The Mid. This one is not to be missed.
FRIDAY: Some celebs are sure to be in the house when former Chicago Bear Jerry Azumah hosts a kickoff event for his third annual fundraiser at Sunda. The reception is a prelude for the May 18th event that benefits the non-profit orginization ASAP (Azumah Student Assistance Program). Tickets are $125 and available here.