Cozy up to a new dim sum lunch option in River North. (Kaitlyn McQuaid / For RedEye )
Dim Sum Lunch
Lao 18 18 W. Hubbard St. 312-955-8018
Chef Tony Hu recently added lunch service at his new River North restaurant, which features such options as shrimp dumplings ($7) and barbecue pork buns ($7) plus congee and noodle dishes ($5-$10) and lunch plates including Sichuan Chinese eggplant ($10) and chicken lettuce cups with sweet pepper, water chestnut and black mushroom ($11). 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Henhouse Prowlers & The Steel Wheels
Martyrs' 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-404-9494
Roots music rules at this bluegrass show featuring the up-tempo, Chicago-based Henhouse Prowlers with openers The Steel Wheels from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Keep the Americana theme going with the featured drink special—a $5 Hamm's beer and Fireball whiskey shot combo. 10 p.m. $7. Tickets: martyrslive.com.
Tuesday at the Triangle
Polish Triangle Milwaukee and Ashland avenues at Division Street
Kick back and grab a snack from food trucks including Cevapcici and The Salsa Truck during an album release party for Chicago hip-hop artist Scud One's "Lost Tapes" compilation CD, live jazz by Preyas Roy's Sticks & Stones and readings of original work by students in 826 Chi's summer workshop. 6-8 p.m. No cover. Details: polishtrianglecoalition.org.
Chicago Temple, Pierce Hall 77 W. Washington St. 312-857-1234 ext. 201
Silk Road Rising debuts the Midwest premiere of this comedy—with a political edge—by Swedish-Tunisian playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri which deconstructs the identity of an Arabic male in an attempt to explore cultural, racial and language biases and the complexities—and universalities—of all identities. 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Through Sept. 1. Tickets: silkroadrising.org.
(Free!) Hip-Hop Yoga
Oak Street Beach Food & Drink 1001 N. Lake Shore Drive 312-254-2500
Eastern serenity meets urban energy at this 60-minute, BYO mat class by the lake where you can strengthen and stretch to a hip-hop mix with an Equinox Fitness instructor and then reward yourself with an Equinox Yoga-tea-ni ($6) made with Ketel One vodka, Pure Leaf green tea, honey, reduced-calorie orange juice, lime and cranberry juice. 6:15 p.m. RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.