Pride's not over yet! This six-plus topping pizza includes all the… (Big G's Pizza )
Red White and Bluegrass Jam
Untitled 111 W. Kinzie St. 312-880-1501
Americana reigns with a three-course prix fixe featuring such entree options as grilled or fried Slagel Farms chicken or St. Louis-style ribs with Angel's Envy bourbon barbecue sauce served with family-style sides including grilled corn, bone marrow smashed potatoes, pickled banana pepper slaw and buttermilk-chive biscuits—plus live music (8-11 p.m.) from Moonshine & Honeysuckle and Black Coffee Fridays. 4:30-10 p.m. $35.
Big G's Pizza 3716 N. Clark St. 773-281-2444
Keep the Pride flag waving with a specialty 20-inch pie consisting of six segments representing rainbow flag colors: pepperoni (red), buffalo chicken (orange), pineapple (yellow), spinach and green pepper (green), buffalo chicken with blue cheese (blue); and kalamata olive with red onion (purple). Partial proceeds benefit the Howard Brown Health Center. 5 p.m.-4 a.m. $25.
Pre-Independence Day Rooftop Soiree
Epic 112 W. Hubbard St. 312-222-4940
Celebrate the holiday eve outdoors with skyline views and $8 Berry Bunch cocktails (blueberry vodka, berries, lemon, simple syrup), $3 Strongbow ciders and $5 Evan Williams bourbon shots. Keep your energy up with grilled fare including $8 cherry barbecued baby back ribs with fries. 1 p.m.-midnight. No cover.
Bronzeville Comedy Showcase
Blanc Gallery 4445 S. King Drive 773-952-4394
Courtyard comedy rules as vocalo.org Morning Amp host and "Wait, Wait … Don't Tell Me!" panelist Brian Babylon kicks of the sixth annual bi-weekly outdoor joke est—in a new venue—with sets by Vanessa Fraction, Will Miles, Becca O'Neal, Adam Burke, Reena Calm and Clark Jones. 7 p.m. No cover.
FashionBar Chicago Monthly Fashion Takeover
American Junkie 15 W. Illinois St. 312-239-0995
Mingle with designers, models and fashionistas at this showcase featuring a runway launch of the Cameron Zachery swimwear line for women, wearable art by Venus Lane Designs Hicks USA men's accessories and clothing, accessories and shoes from Nina Lux Boutique, plus a cash bar and beats by DJ N.R.G.. 5-8 p.m. No cover.
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