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For Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse‘s first-ever Evening in the Garden tonight, chef Jeff Adamek and pastry chef Jennifer Templeton will prepare appetizers with ingredients grown on-site. There will also be live acoustic jazz performances and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased online. 6-8 PM, Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse, 3501 N. Kilbourn, 773-685-3351, $40.

The sixth annual Taylor Street Festa Italiana, a celebration of Chicago’s Little Italy, kicks off today, featuring a grape-stomping competition, a bocce ball tournament, the Turano Baking Company and Fontanini Meatball Eating Contest, and more. 8/9-8/12, Thu 5-10 PM, Fri 5-10 PM, Sat noon-10 PM, Sun noon-9 PM, Taylor between Racine and Ashland, $5.