Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark St. 773-929-3680 and 1401 W. Devon Ave. 773-465-9801
Both locations of the uber-green restaurant offer a three-course prix fixe menu—featuring three selections in each category including seafood, meat and vegetarian entre options. Five dollars goes to assist Wisconsin organic producer Harvest Moon Farm, which needs funds to harvest heirloom tomatoes affected by the heat and drought. 5-10 p.m. $30.
Get spicy (free!)
Bridge Bar, 315 N. LaSalle St. 312-822-0100
If your relationship with tequila is getting a little too predictable, you can spice it up at a Tanteo tequila tasting, where brand ambassador Kristen Slagter offers tastings of flavors such as jalapeno and cocoa. 6-9 p.m.
SmallBar, 2049 W. Division St. 773-772-2727
The undead rises again—after a year's absence—as the Wicker Park spot taps a new keg of Three Floyds' Zombie Dust, which you can try for $6 per pint along with other evocatively named Three Floyds brews including Arctic Panzer Wolf, Ham on Rye, Dreadnaught and Hell's Black Intelligencer ($6-$8). 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Cult of personality
Berlin, 954 W. Belmont Ave. 773-348-4975
Slide into the underground with hosts Claireypear and Mollysoda at Cult—the monthly dance party where you don't have to drink the Kool Aid because there's $2 PBRs, $3 Berlin Bombs (flavored Bacardi and Red Bull) and $5.50 42 Below vodka cocktails. You can dance till (almost) dawn to sets by L.A.-Montreal duo LOL Boys plus D'Ass (Sich Mang), Neuport, Baby Bamboo and Teen Witch Fan Club. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $5-$10; no cover before 11 p.m. with RSVP: do312.com.
Ahead of the curve
Vive La Femme, 2048 N. Damen Ave. 773-772-7429
Take your curves to Big Night Out at the plus-size boutique, where proprietor Stephanie Sack and others offer fashion-forward solutions to summer clothing challenges and showcase "Heat Wave Hottie" styles from new lines. Includes appetizers, cocktails and samples from Lush Cosmetics. 6:30-8:30 p.m. No cover.
RedEye tip of the day
Get tickets for Friday's Chefs in the City benefit and post-event dance party at the Ritz-Carlton: vitalbridges.org.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor