Clark Street Dog 3040 N. Clark St. 773-281-6690
Get ready for the dog days of summer with the winning customer entry in the Lakeview spot's National Hot Dog Month contest—a Vienna beef hot dog covered in homemade mac 'n' cheese. 9 a.m.-3 a.m. Through July 31. $4.29.
RM Champagne Salon 116 N. Green St. 312-243-1199
Say "oui" to $8 glasses of bubbly and $1 oysters on the European-style sidewalk patio. Finish the meal with mignardises (bite-sized pastries) if you're celebrating. 5 p.m.-midnight. No cover.
East Room 2828 W. Medill Ave. 773-276-9603
Kick back outdoors under the "L" tracks on the 170-seat, street-style patio featuring a 1985 Airstream trailer and a large-scale PBR mural curated and art-directed by Pawn Works Chicago and local artist Mr. Thor. Refresh yourself with drinks including the Frank Ocean—a twist on a sazerac made with single-malt whiskey—which comes with a shot of Herbsaint for $12. 6-11 p.m. No cover.
Son of 70MM Film Festival
Music Box Theatre 3733 N. Southport Ave. 773-871-6604
See 10 films in the format their creators intended—which provides excellent depth and visual clarity—including David Lean's 1962 "Lawrence of Arabia." The fest continues through July 24 with such films as Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo," Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and more. 7 p.m. $12; $70 for multifilm pass.
(Free!) Downtown Sound
Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph St. 312-742-1168
Travel halfway across the globe while you chill on the lawn as Mauritanian griot music star Noura Mint Seymali blends Arab and sub-Saharan African culture in a world music performance. Reggae band Heavyweight Dub—fronted by Chicago drummer and jazz bandleader Ted Sirota—opens the show. 6:30 p.m. More: millenniumpark.org
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Looking for more Bastille Day fun? Head to Daley Plaza at 5 p.m. for live French music, dancing, food, drinks, games and prizes.