Share Our Strength’s annual Taste of the Nation fundraiser isn’t until the sultry heart of August, but you can get your party-with-the-chefs on tonight at Hub 51 at a pre-party for the event. Attended by such Chicago culinary glitterati as Hot Chocolate’s Mindy Segal, Chicagoist’s Chuck “Chuckles” Sudo, and the adorably ubiquitous Stephanie Izard, the evening offers food, drink, and the chance to snap up tickets to the August event (more chefs! more food! hella drinks!) at a one-time-only 50 percent discount. So worth it. 6-8pm, $25 at the door.