Fulton's on the River, 315 N. LaSalle St. 312-822-0100
The monthly Summer Clambake Series returns for a fourth year of family-style al fresco dining. An all-you-can-eat feast includes clams, mussels, shrimp, corn and red potatoes, plus two tallboys of Half Acre's Daisy Cutter pale ale. $35. 5-8 p.m.
Cru Cafe & Wine Bar, 25 E. Delaware Place 312-337-4001
Get a first look at this Gold Coast spot, which reopened Monday, and peruse its menu of more than 100 bottles and 22 wines by the glass. If you can't pick just one, try a flight of three wines for $12 to $18. 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Jazzed up (free!)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave. 312-280-2660
The weekly Tuesdays on the Terrace series kicks off with a performance by jazz saxophonist Ernest Dawkins. If you brought an appetite for more than live music, check out Puck's Cafe's $24 buffet, which includes dishes inspired by Korean, American, Latin and Italian cuisine. 5:30-8 p.m.
Star crossed (free!)
Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive 312-922-7827
Use a solar telescope to view the Transit of Venus, the last time this century the planet will pass between Earth and the sun. You also can watch a live feed from NASA and chat with staff and volunteers about astronomy. 4-9 p.m.
Dance around the world (free!)
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St. 312-742-1168
Catch the premiere of River North Dance Chicago's World Class, Home Grown. The performance showcases some of the company's top pieces and dances based on Russian, Cuban and American culture. 6:30 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Tickets for Theater on the Lake's 60th season go on sale at 2 p.m. To buy yours, call 312-742-7994.
SAMANTHA NELSON IS A REDEYE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR.