Art for the Arts: An Evening of Art, Wine and Music, a Fundraiser for the Addiso

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Art for the arts: An Evening of Art, Wine and Music, a fundraiser for the Addison Center for the Arts, is at 7 p.m. today at Medinah Shrine Center, 550 N. Swift Road, Addison. The event includes live and silent auctions, entertainment by the Papo Jazz Quartet and a cash bar. Tickets: $30, includes appetizers and two drinks. Reservations required. Info:

Help for Japan: Benedictine University celebrates Japanese culture while raising money for earthquake and tsunami relief efforts during "Play and Pray for Japan" from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Coal Ben eatery on campus, 5700 College Road, Lisle. Includes Japanese food, musical performances and a Mario Kart tournament on big-screen TV. Free admission, donations accepted. Register for the tournament:

Wine tasting for charity: Sample 12 wines at the Carol Stream Woman's Club wine tasting fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Wine Styles, 715 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn. Cost: $25. Must be 21 or older to attend. Proceeds benefit the Humanitarian Service Project, Outreach Community Center and the Carol Stream Christmas Sharing programs. …