Sip some vodka cocktails for a good cause at Bridge Bar's Vital Nights… (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
Sweet Summer Thursday: Urban Gardens
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Drive 773-755-5100
Grab dinner from the ChiTownTamale, Ice-Cubed and Flirty Cupcakes food trucks, take a guided edible nature walk, learn about urban chicken raising with Jennifer Murtoff of Home to Roost and tour exhibitions including "Food: The Nature of Eating," insect inspections, a butterfly haven and more. 5-9 p.m. No cover; donations accepted.
Berlin 954 W. Belmont Ave. 773-348-4975
Harlem rapper Wavy Spice ("Bitch I'm Posh") makes her Chicago debut at this monthly club kid dance party which also features $3 Bacardi bombs, $2 PBRs, $5 42 below vodka cocktails. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $7; no cover before 11 p.m. with RSVP: do312.com/stardust.
Bridge Bar 315 N. LaSalle Drive 312-822-0100
Raise a glass for a good cause at this fundraiser for HIV/AIDS support organization Vital Bridges where the scenic riverside patio party includes Svedka vodka cocktails such as the clementine vodka-based Vital Bot plus appetizers and DJ beats. 6-9 p.m. $25. Tickets: heartlandalliance.org/vital.
Argyle Night Market
Argyle Street between Sheridan Road and Kenmore Avenue 773-878-1064
The outdoor market debuts with cuisine for purchase from Tank Noodle, Hai Yen and Ba Le, a Sun Wah barbecue pig roast and pop-ups such as Uptown Brownies and Karl's Craft Soups, free live performances including a 5:30 p.m. traditional lion dance and The Hypocrites' "Romeo and Juliet" (7 p.m.) plus produce, meats, eggs and more from local farmers and retailers. 4-8 p.m. No cover. Info: exploreuptown.org.
Music with Pride: A Tribute to Gay Composers
Lake View Presbyterian Church 716 W. Addison St.
Singers Peter Ruger, Lauren Berman, Kira Dills-DeSurra and Travis Wright, pianists Sarah Jenks and Mike Evans and flutist Lesley Swanson perform selections from Leonard Bernstein, Francis Poulenc and others with brief discussions about how the composers' sexuality influenced their lives and work. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation benefits HIV/AIDS charities. Info: musicwithpride.splashthat.com.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Young Jeezy, Fabolous, Elle Varner and B. Smyth hit the Arie Crown Theater July 6 for the Chicago Summer Jam: ticketmaster.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.