Porn and Chicken, one of Chicago's craziest dance parties, turns… (Chuan D. Vo/For RedEye )
Julia Child Restaurant Week
Bistronomic 840 N. Wabash Ave. 312-944-8400
The iconic chef's 101st birthday—and her French recipes—serve as inspiration for a three-course prix fixe with four options per course including a house-cured duck confit a l'orange appetizer and bacon-wrapped pork chop entree during this "week," which actually extends through August 31. 5-11 p.m. $30. Additional participating restaurants: chicagooriginals.com.
Trannika's Most Wanted: A 3 Lady Cabaret
Scarlet 3320 N. Halsted St. 773-348-1053
Yes, Mondays can be a drag—but in the best way—at this Boystown lounge where local entertainer Trannika Rex hosts performances by drag artists Martha Mastodon, Shea Coulee and Kim Chi and you can toast their talents with $4 Fireball whiskey shots.10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
Stein Hoisting Competition
Kirkwood Bar & Grill 2934 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-770-0700
Sip $6 Boston Lager drafts as you get ready for Oktoberfest during this contest—co-sponsored by Samuel Adams—to see who can hold up a one-liter stein the longest without spilling a drop. One man and one woman advance to the finals (Aug. 29 at WestEnd). 8 p.m. bar trivia with prizes follows. 7:30 p.m. No cover.
Nora Dunn: "Mythical Proportions"
Theater Wit 1229 W. Belmont Ave. 773-975-8150
The comedian and actress ("SNL," "Entourage") premieres her solo show, which blends personal tales from her West Side of Chicago childhood with fictional characters including an influential Hollywood starmaker and a young girl confused by the smallness of Mr. Rogers' world. 7 p.m. $24-$32. Through Sept. 22. Tickets: theaterwit.org.
Porn and Chicken: The Shocker
Evil Olive 1551 W. Division St. 773-235-9100
Get down and dirty during the third anniversary celebration for this weekly "anything goes" bash which features a dozen DJs, go-go dancers, fire and burlesque performances and more. A VIP option ($25-$40) includes a 9-10 p.m. pre-party with hosted champagne and Old Style and a chicken buffet. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. $15-$40. Tickets: evil-olive.com.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Hubbard Street Dance Company kicks off its "$48 for 48 hours" promotion 10 a.m. Monday. Get discounted tickets to the season's shows: hubbardstreetdance.com. Use code INSIDER.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.