By Marcus Riley
MUSICAL MASHUP: Rarely can you say you’re experiencing something new on the nightlife scene, but Double A — Mercadito’s basement lounge — is pushing the envelope tonight with a performance by violinist Katarina Visnevska and DJ William Galvin. The after-dinner party meshes classic strings and modern turntables in a way you’ve never heard before. 7:30-9 p.m., 108 W Kinzie St, RSVP here.
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE: The gals behind the monthly Stimulus Social Club networking charity event do their thing tonight at The Red Canary — a venue big enough to handle the hordes of people this party typically attracts. Tonight’s event benefits Bright Pink. 5:30-9: p.m., 695 North Milwaukee, $10 RSVP
RETRO GALS NIGHT OUT: Van Gogh BLUE Vodka, Vavoom Pinups and Chicago magazine host Drink, Dish and Pose tonight at Beauty Bar. Retro-style Vavoom pics with local gals about town like Ginger Zee and Kelli Zink will be on display and a mini studio will be set up so that guests can take part in their own live photo shoot. Each host has also selected her own signature cocktail and guests will have the opportunity to sample the drinks and vote on their favorite. 7-9 p.m., 1444 W Chicago, RSVP here
MIAMI NIGHTS: Dime Promotions continues its Wasabi Wednesdays event at Sushi Samba RIO. The third floor Sugarcane Lounge exudes a sexy Miami vibe and crowd to match enjoying a $5 happy hour menu and drink/bottle specials like $5 Grey Goose Citron Cocktails. Two guests will be eligible to win a 30 minute massage if you get there by 10. 9-1:30 a.m., 504 N. Wells St., NO COVER