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Attendees can enjoy cigars, food, and drinks at the inaugural CigarBQUE, a charitable event hosted by chefs Rick Gresh (David Burke’s Primehouse), Cleetus Friedman (City Provisions Deli), and Giuseppe Tentori (Boka, GT Fish & Oyster). Guest chefs include David LeFevre, Jimmy Bannos Sr., Sarah Jordan, Lee Anne Wong, Mike and Patrick Sheerin, Ray Villalobos, Roger Herring, and Willie Wagner. 6-9 PM, Beyond Design, 4515 N. Ravenswood, $185; tickets available here.

Bar Forza’s Summer Mixology Event features mixologist Walter Bruessard’s Mojito Italiano, made with moscato, and Martini Rosso, made with rose essence and ginger liqueur. Chef Mario Giuseppe Mentesana supplies passed small plates and pizzas. 6-8 PM, Bar Forza, 2476 N. Lincoln, 773-248-7888, $25.