If "wine tasting" isn't enough to pique your interest, how about puppies and kittens? Fine Wine Brokers is hosting a wine tasting benefit for Red Door Animal Shelter, 7:30-9 p.m., Jan. 30, 4621 N. Lincoln Ave.

Tickets are $40 per person, which includes a sampling of wines from around the world, hors d'oeuvres, a raffle and discounts. Fine Wine Brokers will donate 10 percent of the evening's sales to Red Door.

Reservations are required — tickets can be purchased online or by calling 773-764-2242.