Updated: July 5, 2012 9:51AM
1Katy Perry: It’s the Purrfect Katy Perry Brunch Party, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch is $25. Drink specials include “I Kissed a Girl” martini, $6. Call (773) 525-1111; kitkatchicago.com.
3EPICurean: Come up on the roof for a marathon Red White and Blue cocktail party featuring a DJ, from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Epic, 112 W. Hubbard. No admission. A special food and drink menu $3-$10 is available throughout the event. Call (312) 222-4940; EpicrRstau rantChicago.com.
4 Happy Fourth of July!
7Zest Bistro, 935 W. Burlington, Downers Grove, host a varietal comparative blind wine tasting at 6 p.m. The cost is $20. Call (630) 969-9869; lemontreegrocer.com.
French lessons: Provencal Menu at 10 a.m. is the next class in Alliance Francaise de Chicago’s (810 N. Dearborn) Summer 2012 Gastronomy program. The cost is $95; $85, for members. Visit af-chicago.org.
8 Master’s Clubhouse at Indian Lakes Resort, 250 W. Schick Rd., Bloomingdale, takes the hassle out of summer barbecues with its summer-long Sunday all-you-can-eat cookouts kicking off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $19.95, includes two beers; $9.95, kids 6-12; free for ages under 5. Call (630) 671-5016; indianlakesresort.com.
9Geja’s Cafe, 340 W. Armitage, hosts a Penfolds Winemaker dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $55. Call (773) 281-9101; gejascafe.com.
10Here’s an entertaining thought: The Lettuce Entertain You Wine Club is hosting a tasting with passed appetizers from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, 2024 N. Halsted. The cost is $25. Call (773) 935-5000.
11It’s here! Taste of Chicago begins; don’t miss all the old favorites and new dining options. All with our skyline as backdrop.
Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, celebrates its fifth anniversary with $5 food and $5 drafts, available 11 a.m. to midnight. Call (312) 212-3262; franklintap.com.
12Zocalo, 358 W. Ontario, hosts The Spirit of Mexico Festival, featuring agave-based drinks, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $45. A VIP event at 6:30 p.m. featuring agave-infused cuisine and gift bags along with admission to the festival is $60. Call (312) 302-9977; zocalochicago.com.
13The PCC Austin Produce Market is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the PCC Austin Family Health Center, 5425 W. Lake. Call (773) 3783347, ext. 4250.
More than 100 area chefs prepare with ingredients from Green City Market, 1750 N. Clark, during the GCM Chefs’ BBQ Benefit from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Locally crafted beers, hand-crafted cocktails and non-alcoholic beers also will be available. Admission is $125; $25, for ages under 12. Call (773) 880-1266; brownpapertickets.com.
14Picnic in the park: Chef de Cuisine Cory Morris of Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan, host a cooking demo followed by a packed lunch in Grant Park at noon. The cost is $25. Call (312) 765-0524; mercatchicago.com.
18Country pop artist Jackson Rohm headlines Northwestern’s Lunch on the Lake Concert at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is $7. Visit nor ris.northwestern.edu/csi/pr gramming/lunch-on-the-lake.
20 The Wine Goddess presents: Sparkling wines and the Cheese Match Made in Heaven at 7 p.m. at the Chopping Block, 222 Merchandise Mart; $70. Visit thechoppingblock.net.
26 Brews & Bites: Parties That Cook host a beer tasting and cooking class at 6:30 p.m. at Centered Chef, 177 N. Ada; $85. Call (888) 907-2665; partiesthatcook.com.