What could be better than unwinding with friends over after-work cocktails and appetizers? Knowing that every penny you spend doing so is being donated to cute, innocent, four-legged critters in need. For the first time ever, we’re throwing a swanky mixer benefiting the Animal Defense League of Texas, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter for abandoned, abused, and neglected dogs and cats. Your $20 donation at the door includes two beverages, appetizers, party favors, live music, and $2 Y Vodka drinks all night long. $20, 6-9pm (after-party from 9pm-2am), Klusoz Martini and Tapas Bar, 19314 281 N, klusozmartinibar.com, adltexas.org.