Leinenkugel's summer shandy (Chicago Tribune Photo by…)
Socca, 3301 N. Clark St. 773-248-1155
Start off August with some bang for your buck at Lobster Night, where $10 gets you a butter-poached whole Maine lobster garnished with lemon butter sauce. Add sides such as heirloom tomato salad, East Coast steamer clams and mussels or good old corn on the cob for $7-$12 each. 5-10 p.m.
Mix and mingle
Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-772-4322
Your happy hour gets even happier at this party for 100 with two specialty Absolut cocktails or Leinenkugel summer shandies on the 2,400 square-foot patio, plus appetizer specials and swag. Too hot to walk? Book a free (up to $30) ride on uber.com with code CITYSWARM812. 6 p.m. $15-$20. RSVP recommended by 5 p.m.: cityswarmchicago.com.
Bar Umbriago, 6 W. Hubbard St. 312-494-1200
Work your way around the world at a 50 percent discount with half off more than 150 wines from all over the globe including Italian selections such as D'Angelo Sacravite from the Basilicata region ($17.50 per bottle) and Giovanni Rosso Barbera d' Alba from the Piedmont region ($29 per bottle). 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
Oh, the drama
The Viaduct Theater, 3211 N. Western Ave. 773-296-6024
The Utter Shambles Theater Collective attempts to make sense out of life's disasters with "Scenes from an Italian Notebook III: The Greatest Hits," which features 10 short dramedies by local playwright Paul Barile that range from a man who sails the seven seas looking for love and ends up in a Chicago hospital to a blind date gone horribly wrong behind the Lollapalooza festival. 8 p.m. $15.
Museum of Contemporary, Art 220 E. Chicago Ave. 312-280-2660
Rhythm comes alive at JUBA!: Solitary Soles, a showcase of solo performances by tap dance masters Lane Alexander, Starinah 'Star' Dixon, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant, Yuji Uragami and others in the first of three headlining events for the 22nd annual Rhythm World festival. 7:30 p.m. $30; $25 for students. Tickets: chicagotap.org.
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RSVP at do312.com for free admission to Lollapalooza band Hey Rosetta!'s Friday night show at Cubby Bear.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.