Bites & benders
Get to know the people who inspire Cat Cora, Art Smith and other chefs at the IACP’s Celebrating the Family Table: Generations of Inspiration. As the chefs cook dinner, live video broadcasts of their mentors will be shown in the dining room. Bring plenty of Kleenex and dough—a silent auction follows the meal. $125, reservations required. 6:30pm. 7059 S South Shore Dr between 70th Pl and 71st St (800-928-4227, ext 264).
If you’re just now thinking about WhiskyFest, you’re too late: The event is sold out. But you can still get in on the real action by heading to Delilah’s after the event. There, at the official Malt Advocate after-party, you’ll find practically every famous distiller who was at the fest (as well as their whisky)—only here, they’ll be just a little more drunk. Free. 10pm. 2771 N Lincoln Ave between Schubert Ave and Diversey Pkwy (773-472-2771).
Early heads-up: West Town Tavern’s Susan Goss is hosting a blueberry pie–baking contest as part of Eckhart Park’s Earth Day celebration (proceeds go to the park’s garden club). Find an entry form at westtowntavern.com/events. And don’t get any ideas about reenacting that scene from Stand By Me. 11am–2pm. Eckhart Park Fieldhouse, 1350 W Chicago Ave between Elizabeth and Noble Sts.—Alicia Kismet Eler