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Dog Days of Summer
Bull & Bear 431 N. Wells St. 312-527-5973
Celebrate National Hot Dog Week with a $9 dog of the day named for Chicago neighborhoods —Thursday, it's the smoked Polish sausage Pulaski Dog—or travel the city with a $20 Frank Plank tasting featuring mini-versions of Pilsen, Little Italy, Greektown, Pulaski and Uptown Asian varieties. Really hungry? Go all the way with the $12 Home Wrecker, a 22-ounce Chicago-style kosher dog with fries. 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
Uncle John's Cider Night
Bar on Buena 910 W. Buena Ave. 773-525-8665
The cider house rules at this Buena Park bar with tappings of offerings from Uncle John's Cider Mill in Michigan. Choose your favorite—apricot, cranberry apple or cinnamon red hot, plus Uncle John's Apple Draught hard cider cans—for $7 each. 7 p.m. No cover.
Meet the Market
Allium at the Four Seasons Hotel 120 E. Delaware Place 773-880-1266
Raise a glass with the Green City Market Junior Board and reps from featured farm Growing Power—$6 from every $8 Few Spirits specialty cocktail benefits the market—at this event which also features information about the market's composting program and chef Kevin Hickey's complimentary appetizers made with Growing Power produce. 6-8 p.m. No cover.
(Free!) Ra Ra Riot
The Cubby Bear 1059 W. Addison St. 773-327-1662
Ra-ra-rock out at this first-come, first-served show—doors open at 8 p.m.—with the New York-based indie rock band, who arrive in Chicago for a Coors Light-sponsored No Dough Show. 9 p.m. 21+.
(Free!) Movies in the (Wicker) Park: "Jurassic Park"
Wicker Park 1425 N. Damen Ave.
As part of its Summer of Goldblum series, the Wicker Park Advisory Council and The Wormhole Coffee present a BYO—meaning, bring your own blanket, beverage, everything—outdoor screening of the classic 1993 thriller starring actor Jeff Goldblum. Dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m.). Details: thewormhole.us.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.