ARABIAN NIGHTS: From the Middle East maestros at Arabia Hookah Lounge comes El Souk, a 15-seat spot featuring intriguing artwork displayed on vibrant red walls. The quick, casual Gold Coast resto serves up affordable spins on classic Middle Eastern dishes like kebabs, felafel and shawarma, all served with freshly made hummus.
808 N. State St., at Chicago; Gold Coast; 312-751-8600
STORIES FOR TOMORROW MORNING: Dos Equis' "Most Interesting Man in the World" ad campaign comes to Chicago with the "Most Interesting Academy" party. Hit the Museum of Science and Industry for gratis food and drinks plus a motley selection of "interesting" activities, e.g., windtunnel sky diving, tattoo parlor inking, burlesque dance lessons and sets from DJs White Shadow, Z-Trip, and Flosstradamus -- who apparently spins on the wheels of pearly steel . 8 p.m., no cover with RSVP.
5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., at 57th; Hyde Park; 773-684-1414
FLY GIRLS: Join the ladies from Cheeky Chicago at Luxbar for an Air & Water Show pre-party from 6-9 p.m. $10 gets you specialty cocktails from Rosangel Tequila, passed appies, a raffle for a free membership to Fitness Formula Clubs and fun giveaways.
18 E. Bellevue Pl., at State; Gold Coast; 312-642-3400