Around Australia in 80 Sips celebrates Australia Day by offering more than 80 Australian wines, including sparkling ones, from 20 regions down under. Artisanal cheeses and charcuterie are also offered. VIP hour 7-8 PM, general admission 8-10 PM, MCA Warehouse, 1747 W. Hubbard, $75 general admission, $125 VIP.

The Spotlight Chef Series, an intimate talk-show-style interview and meal with a local chef, returns with Martial Noguier of Bistronomic. $50 gets you a seat in the audience and a three-course lunch paired with Moet & Chandon champagne. Reservations required. 11:15 AM, Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash, 312-944-8400, $50.