Bites & benders
If your definition of going green is limited to what happened to last Saturday’s pizza leftovers, consider stopping by Earth Day Happy Hour at Goose Island Brewpub. Sip beers from the cash bar and munch on free snacks while exhibitors from groups like I-GO, SoySafe Cleaners and Chicagoland Bicycle Federation talk about how you can green up your life. 5:30–7:30pm. 1800 N Clybourn Ave at Willow St (312-915-0071).
Assuage any lingering guilt over your refusal to recycle by sipping martinis at Leg Room’s Get Trashed on Earth Day celebration. Half of the proceeds from the special $8 cocktails—including the chocolate-flavored Mudd-tini and the citrus vodka–infused Ocean Blue—benefit the waste-management education organization Keep Chicago Beautiful. 7pm–4am.7 W Division St between State Pkwy and Dearborn St (312-337-2583).
To kick off Blue Water Grill’s Earth Day event, sommelier James Kenna will host an organic wine seminar and tasting with organic breads and cheeses (1–3pm, $10). Afterwards, stay for dinner and try chef Mark Chmielewski’s organic salmon or grilled Creekstone natural rib eye. Ten percent of the night’s proceeds go to the Chicago Green City Market. 520 N Dearborn St between Illinois and Grand Aves (312-777-1400).—Jake Malooley