Beauty Bar (RedEye file photo )
Sola, 3868 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-327-3868
Not only will you not get arrested, but you won't even get a ticket with this three-course Hemp Prix Fixe dinner. The menu features hemp and sesame seed-crusted salmon, spicy Asian greens with a hemp seed and cumin vinaigrette, and hemp seed shortbread with strawberries. 5:30-9 p.m. $30; $45 with wine pairings.
Grills gone wild
Quay, 465 E. Illinois St. 312-981-8400
It's all about the firepit with this National Grilling Month menu. Try the grilled black velvet apricots with foie gras torchon, grass-fed ribeye with warm fingerling potato, porcini mushroom salad, and a roasted pluot tart with sweet Cicely ice cream and Burton Farms maple syrup. 4-10 p.m. $32.
Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave. 312-226-8828
No need to worry about getting sand in your bikini at Salonathon: Psycho! Beach! Party!, where Bechamel Bordelaise Bordeaux hosts surf-themed acts and interactive games with prizes. Then, DJ Swaguerilla spins while you improve your mood—and your look—with a $10 martini-and-manicure combo. RSVP before 5 p.m. at do312.com for an 8-9 p.m. hosted Sobieski vodka reception. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
The Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash Ave. 312-753-5681
Think you—or your vocal group—has what it takes to be the next Yeezy or Chief Keef? Bring your backing music on CD and perform your hip-hop or R&B song at Coup de Exposure and you could win a $500 prize pack. Two music industry reps act as judges with the crowd as a potential tiebreaker. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 to perform; $10 to attend (21+).
Lit fix (free!)
Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-293-2665
At the Essay Fiesta reading series, local writers and comedians Jen Bosworth, Paul Luikart, Patrick Gill, Mary Lorenz and Write Club founder Ian Belknap take the stage with humorous tales. Get in on the action with a raffle that benefits literacy organization 826CHI. 7 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Pay with the LevelUp app at the Chicago French Market this week and get $10 off at a dozen participating businesses.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.