White HOT Night at Sullivan’s Steakhouse Friday, August 30, 6 p.m.
Don your summer whites—it’s not quite Labor Day after all—for Sullivan’s Hamptons-style send-off to summer party. Refreshing cocktails like the Summer Sparkler will accompany a menu of blanc dishes: bubbling crab and fondue with smoked gouda on baguette, white chocolate cheesecake, and more. Flights of wine (white, of course) and live music round the evening out. Visit facebook.com/sullyschicago or call Sullivan’s at 312-527-3510 to make reservations (recommended). 415 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago Jazz Festival Thursday, August 29-Sunday, September 1
The Jazz Institute of Chicago programs the 35th Annual Jazz Festival, Chicago’s go-to Labor Day weekend event. Performances take place at various venues all weekend long, but the headliners performing at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park include Charles Lloyd and Friends, Jason Moran and the Fats Waller Dance Party, and Donald Harrison and the Congo Square Nation. Visit jazzinchicago.org for a full schedule of events. 201 E. Randolph St.