Ensemble Lipzodes: Shakespeare & the Bassano Family
12:15 p.m. at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (enclosed stage); free
Looking for something different to do during your lunch hour? This Early Music Festival event should do the trick. Inspired by the relationship between the Bard and the family of instrument makers and performers, this concert will include sonnets and quotations from "The Merchant of Venice."
Earth Day Dinner
5-10 p.m. at Markethouse; $49
Looking for a tasty way to celebrate the day? This eco-friendly restaurant in the Doubletree Hotel in Streeterville will offer a five-course, candlelit dinner including spring pea soup with morel mushroom, La Quercia and mint; nut- and spice-crusted yellowfin with pickled kumquats, hearts of palm and blood orange; salad with apricots, shaved fennel, Marcona almonds, endive and white balsamic vinaigrette; a Dietzler Farms filet with spring onions, morel mushroom and red wine sauce; and warm butterscotch bread pudding with coffee toffee ice cream. Find more Earth Day events.
7:30-9:30 p.m. at Y Bar; free
What's your top criteria in finding a match? Height? Hair color? Level of education? How about taste in wine? This free event (part of a national tour) asks participants to fill out an online survey about the kind of wines they like, using those results to pair up people with similar tastes. You'll enjoy complimentary samples and hors d'oeuvres...and who knows, maybe you'll meet the palate of your dreams!