The Firecracker Cocktail is available at Rebar this week only.
Cocktails at Rebar
Available July 1-5
Not only does Rebar at the Trump International Hotel & Tower offer unparalleled views of the Navy Pier Fireworks (July 4, 9:30 pm), this week it also serves up fireworks right in your drink. The patriotic Firecracker Cocktail ($18) features Red Berry Ciroc vodka topped with whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. To boot, an American flag and a lit sparkler adorn the libation. 401 N. Wabash Ave., 312-588-8000
Cirque Shanghai and Fireworks
Thursday, July 4; 2, 6, or 8 pm
Spend this Independence Day at Navy Pier, starting with an afternoon performance of Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder, the amazing show of acrobatic feats performed under the pier’s huge, open-air canopy (for $16-30 tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com/shanghai). Stick around after the late show and enjoy Navy Pier’s annual fireworks spectacular. 600 E. Grand Ave.
bellyQ Cooking Demonstration
Saturday, July 6, 11 am-1 pm
Chef Bill Kim leads the first of bellyQ’s live cooking demonstrations, showing guests how to create dishes recently featured in Food & Wine magazine. Post-demo, attendees can enjoy the creations family-style on the patio alongside Riesling sangria with lychees. Dishes include Lola’s roast chicken with sambai chimichurri, spiced shrimp with tomato salsa and avocado, and corn on the cob with curry mayonnaise and chile salt. Visit brownpapertickets.com for $50 tickets. 1400 W. Randolph St., 312-563-1010
Rosemont Roast for Charity to Celebrate Zanies Comedy Club
Saturday, July 6, 6 pm
Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens will be roasted in good fun by Chicago comedians, personalities, and business leaders, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Zanies Comedy Club. Proceeds from the event and accompanying silent auction benefit Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Call 847-813-0484 for $75-125 tickets. 5437 Park Pl., Rosemont