Artist and stylish guy J.C. Steinbrunner unveils new paintings inspired by such disparate people, places, and things as Albert Bierstadt, Tiffany & Co., Caspar David Friedrich, electron microscopes, Tahrir Square and the British Royal Navy. The reception is tonight from 6 to 8 PM at the Mark Shale Project Space, on the third and fourth floors of 900 N. Michigan.

Also tonight, Lincoln Park boutique Comfort Me, 651 W. Armitage, holds a party to preview fall styles from 7 to 9 PM. A portion of the proceeds from the evening go to Bright Pink, a non-profit organization that supports young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.