Editor-in-chief J.P. Anderson co-chairs the 12th annual Absolute Wrapture event at the Willis Tower Skydeck. Guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an art auction to benefit Chicago House. 5 p.m. $99-160. 233 S. Wacker Dr., 773-248-5200 ext.303; chicagohouse.orgFirst Bites Bash
Michigan Avenue helps kick off Chicago Restaurant Week with an event hosted by executive chef Paul Kahan of Blackbird, avec, and others. Over 50 chefs fill Union Station’s Great Hall, offering tastings of food and drink to benefit Gilda’s Chicago Club and Pilot Light. 5:30 p.m. $125. 500 W. Jackson St.; for tickets, click here
The official Parade of Boats viewing party for the 106th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.