Jazzin' at the Shedd (Courtesy of Shedd Aquarium )
Wine Dinner Series
Little Market Brasserie 10 E. Delaware Place 312-640-8141
Indulge in Chef Ryan Poli's four-course menu perfectly paired with four wines from France. Two options are available for each course and choices include ceviche or deviled eggs for a starter as well as rainbow trout or pork belly for a third course. 5 p.m.-11 p.m. $45 per person; menu required for the entire table. Reservations recommended.
25 Degrees 736 N. Clark St. 312-943-9700
Celebrate National Creamsicle Day with this burger bar's adult milkshake version of the classic dessert. The Orange Whipped milkshake is made with orange soda, Grand Marnier and vanilla bean ice cream; topped with a swirl of whipped cream, it's just as good you as you remember, but with booze. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $10.
(Free!) SummerDance in the Parks
Ping Tom Memorial Park 300 W. 19th Street 312-742-7529
Learn how to jitterbug from dance instructors from Get on the Dance Floor. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks to sit back and watch the pros in action as The Boilermaker Jazz Band perform swing and jazz dancing. No alcohol or grills allowed. 6 p.m. (dance instruction); 7 p.m. (performance).
Jazzin' at the Shedd
Shedd Aquarium 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive 312-939-2438
Exploring the aquatic world and listening to jazz may not seem like an obvious combo, but it sure makes an interesting evening. Enjoy jazz music from artist Petra van Nuis along with views of the fireworks from Navy Pier and extended hours to some exhibits. 5-10 p.m. $18. Tickets available at the door or online: sheddaquarium.org.
'The Big Bang Theory' Trivia Night
The Atlantic Bar & Grill 5062 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-506-7090
Test your knowledge of "The Big Bang Theory" with five rounds of questions. Tackle it with a team or by yourself for a chance to win a prize. 7:30 p.m. $5 donation goes toward Project 891 Theatre Company's third season productions.
Tip of the day
Save the date for Kegs for Kids, Hopleaf's fourth annual craft beer tasting party on Sept. 8. Tickets are $40 at kegsforkidschicago.com.