Dessert at Arami (June 27, 2014)


Monday Prix Fixe

Arami 1829 W. Chicago Ave. 312-243-1535

The West Town Japanese restaurant is now open on Mondays with weekly-changing five-course ($30) and eight-course ($60) Teishoku (Japanese for "meal set") dinners in addition to the regular menu. Current dishes include beef tartare with Korean melon and chive; sashimi or nigiri with fresh-caught fish; and more. Add sake pairings for $25-$40 or go with $4 Sapporo, Asahi or Kirin beers. 5-10 p.m. $30-$60.

Burger and Beer Special

Caffe Oliva 600 N. Lake Shore Drive 312-612-0734

This Monday-only special at the Ohio Street Beach restaurant features a grass-fed Beachfront burger with choice of cheese served with fries, an Abita beer and a killer view of the city skyline and lakefront. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $10.


Queer Bits Film Festival

The Public House Theatre 3914 N. Clark St. 800-650-6449

Kick off your evening with a diverse array of drink specials to go with Pride Films and Plays' diverse array of 11 LGBT-themed short cuts and webisodes from Chicago and around the globe. Pair $3 PBR cans or $14 buckets, $3 Fireball whiskey shots, $25 sparkling wine bottles and more with films exploring the ethics of dating a sugar daddy, a lesbian couple's moviemaking attempts and more. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. Tickets:


(Free!) Downtown Sound: My Brightest Diamond

Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph St. 312-742-1168

Genre-bending is all in a day's work for the experimental pop artist also known as Shara Worden, a multi-instrumentalist and trained opera singer who's collaborated with everyone from The Decembrists to Sufjan Stevens to David Byrne. Chicago brother-sister rock duo White Mystery opens the show. 6:30 p.m.


The Den Theatre 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-398-7028

Close out Pride Month with LiveWire Chicago Theatre's Chicago premiere of this comedy from TV writer Dorothy Fortenberry (The CW's "The 100") in which four Brooklyn friends—some gay, some hetero—navigate relationships, loyalty issues and dreams of owning a food truck. 7:30 p.m. Through July 20. $25; $20 for students. Tickets:


Register for the Sept. 7 Four Star Bike & Chow ride through Bronzeville, Grand Boulevard and plenty more 'hoods: