Try out Baker & Nosh's new grilled sandwiches on the restaurant's… (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
New Grilled Sandwiches
Baker & Nosh 1303 W. Wilson Ave. 773-989-7393
The Uptown bakery gets all up in its own grill with two $10 summer grilled sandwich options on fresh ciabatta rolls— seasoned ribeye and portobello with red pepper—available Thursdays (11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.) and Sundays (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). Pair them with the new French Picnic Salad (fingerling potatoes, grape tomatoes, arugula, tuna and black olives, $8), served in a mason jar.
Weather Mark Tavern 1503 S. Michigan Ave. 773-588-0230
The nautically themed South Loop spot becomes your port of call for $7 martinis Thursday, $7 rum margaritas Friday and a no-cover 8 p.m. bash Saturday featuring DJs, giveaways, a complimentary buffet and—you guessed it—more drink specials. 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
(Free!) The Swank T.M.I. Series: CyHi the Prynce
New Era Flagship Store 207 S. State St. 312-663-4495
The G.O.O.D. Music and Def Jam recording artist hits the mic for a performance and 18-year-old local singer-rapper Tink joins in as the opening act at this party co-sponsored by the New Era streetwear company and Hip Hop Weekly Magazine. 7-9:30 p.m. RSVP required: email@example.com.
(Free!) Life Time Cycle Palooza
Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph St. 312-744-3315
Prepare to sweat during Chicago Bike Week as you join 99 of your new best friends for a 60-minute outdoor spin class at Cloud Gate as part of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs' week of activities. Bikes are first come, first served. 5:30 p.m. More events: bikechicago.us.
Storefront Theater 66 E. Randolph St. 312-742-8497
Stage Left Theatre kicks off its 10th annual showcase of six new socio-political plays in development, shown in rotating repertory, with "Open Book," by Katie Watson, in which a hipster essayist uncovers more than she expects when she moves into an actor-turned-governor's mansion for an assignment. 7:30 p.m. $12-$13 per show or $25 for all-show pass. Tickets: stagelefttheatre.com.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
West Town Bakery's satellite location with walk-up window is now open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Acme Hotel (15 E. Ohio St.)
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.