Do it up big for the movie "The Wolverine" at Muvico in Rosemont. Themed drink specials include the Wolverine, made with Dekuyper Creme de Cocoa, Jager and Red Bull, $10; the Viper, made with Guinness with a Chambord float, $9; The Warrior, made with rye whiskey, honey and grapefruit juice, $9; or the Jean Grey, made with Frangelico, Bailey's Irish Cream and Dekuyper Creme de Menthe, $12. Go VIP and carry these drinks from Bogart's Bar into the show.
Bogart's Bar and Grill in Muvico Theaters, 9701 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont. (847) 447-1040 or muvico.com.
Blarney Island flashback
Antioch's tropical locale Blarney Island goes hair band wild with a weekend of '80s tributes and drink specials that range from $3.50 drafts to $7 for frozen drinks and top-shelf liquors. No cover. Cruise up in your own boat, or, for $8, take the water shuttle and depart from the Port of Blarney for a mile cruise to your Chain O' Lakes destination. Friday, Aug. 9, is '80s prom night with bands Rubber and Modern Day Romeos. On Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 different '80s bands play throughout the day and night.
Port of Blarney, 27843 W. Grass Lake Road, Antioch. (847) 395-3804 or blarneyisland.com.
Devon's wine tasting
Enjoy a wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Devon Seafood and Steak. The evening includes 14-plus tastings of pinot noir and pinot gris selections from Oregon, California, Chile, New Zealand and Italy, as well as light appetizers. $25 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required.
Devon Seafood and Steak, 17W400 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace. (630) 516-0180 or devonseafood.com.
-- Sara Hooker