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Happy as a ...
Fulton's on the River, 315 N. LaSalle St. 312-822-0100
The beach comes to you during Get Baked on the River Summer Clambake, an all-you-can-eat buffet shindig on the veranda featuring clams, mussels, shrimp, corn on the cob, roasted potatoes, chilled watermelon salad, potato salad, honey jalapeno cornbread and two Half Acre Daisy Cutter tallboys. 5-8 p.m. $35.
Rosebud Prime, 1 S. Dearborn St. 312-384-1900
Celebrate National Hot Dog Month in style on the Loop restaurant's 16,000-square-foot plaza patio with a signature Kobe beef hot dog topped with caramelized onions, whole grain mustard, ketchup and hot peppers, plus a side of french fries ($14.95). 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Spin, 800 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-7711
Tuesdays are a drag—but in a good way—with $4 you-call-it beer, wine and cocktails as Chicago performer Mercedes hosts Drag Queen Bingo and a release party for the Scissor Sisters' new CD, "Magic Hour." There's more than one way to get lucky—you could win a copy of the new CD. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
The rent's cheap
Zanies, 1548 N. Wells St. 312-337-4027
In the "local guy makes good ... sort of" department, Chicago funnyman Michael Palascak—who has appeared on late-night talk shows and draws material from the fact that he still lives with his parents—kicks off a nine-show headlining gig at the stand-up club. 8:30 p.m. $25, plus a two-item food or drink minimum.
True for you (free!)
Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St. 773-334-9851
Head up—to the second floor—to get down at "This Much Is True," which features humorous and dramatic true tales by Chicago Public Radio host Alison Cuddy, Chicago Writers Conference founder Mare Swallow and writer-performers Mike Speller and Eric Warner, plus regulars Scott Whitehair, Dorrie Ferguson and Larry Kerns. 7:30 p.m.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.