Lobster Roll Night

Bow & Stern Oyster Bar 1371 W. Chicago Ave. 312-988-0644

Head to West Town for a taste of Maine as chef Brian Greene debuts a last-Thursday-of-the-month special featuring poached Maine lobster chunks with lemon aioli, chili, herbs, grilled onion and arugula on a crispy roll with fresh-cut fries on the side. 5 p.m.-midnight. $18.


MTV Trivia Night

Rockit Burger Bar 3700 N. Clark St. 773-645-4400

Put together a team or show off your smarts solo at this quiz night commemorating the network's 33rd anniversary, where drink specials include $4 Goose Island Green Line pale ale and Founders IPA beers, $5 Jameson whiskey shots, $8 Cherry Smasher cocktails and half-price wine bottles. Your factoid prowess could win you gift cards and themed giveaways. 8-11 p.m. No cover.

Collaborative Beer Tapping

Timothy O'Toole's Pub 622 N. Fairbanks Court 312-642-0700

Beer experts from four Chicagoland pubs—O'Toole's, Brixie's, Tommy Nevin's Pub and George Street Pub—traveled to Lagunitas' California headquarters to co-develop the new Fusion 23 session cream ale. Sample the results at this tapping party—along with samples of Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' pale wheat ale—and order a full glass of either for $5 each all day long. 6:30-10:30 p.m. No cover.


Chicago French Film Festival

Music Box Theatre 3733 N. Southport Ave. 773-871-6604

The 10-film festival launches with a 6:30 p.m. wine and appetizer reception and a 7:30 p.m. screening of actor-director Guillaume Gallienne's Cannes Film Festival Award-winning "Me, Myself and Mum," a coming of age, coming out comedy. $12-$15; $45 for five-film pass. The festival continues through Tuesday. Tickets:

'Gator Bait'

The Cornservatory 4210 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-650-1331

A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Company and Corn Productions join forces for this send-up of the '70s cult classic film of the same title about an alligator-hunting bayou sexpot who launches a quest for revenge when evil trappers murder her sister. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Tickets: or


Tickets go on sale Thursday for the "David Bowie Is" exhibition, Sept. 23-Jan. 4 at the Museum of Contemporary Art: