5 things to do today: Sunday, August 11
Chicago Hot Dog Fest The pair behind Man Bites Dog, Roosevelt University food historian Bruce Kraig and photographer Patty Carroll, speak about American hot dog culture at CHM's first frank fest. Red hots will be served eight ways as "museum house band" Rusty and the Artifacts plays the blues. Chicago History Museum. 11am–3pm.
ART & DESIGN
"Kara Walker: Rise Up Ye Mighty Race!" Walker confronts contemporary notions of a "race war" in this installation of drawings and cut-paper silhouettes designed especially for the Art Institute. Art Institute of Chicago. 10:30am–5pm.
The Synagogue Speaks: Bus Tour In a one-off connected with the CHM's ongoing "Shalom Chicago" exhibit, Rolf Achilles goes to temple—several of them, actually. The architectural historian leads a bus full of folks to synagogues located in the city and suburbs. Chicago History Museum. 1pm–5pm. $55, $50 members.
Gipsy Kings The Kings have been playing Roma music for over 30 years—long before all these young upstarts began looking to the Old Country for inspiration. In some ways it’s no less a novelty, but few do it better than these globe-trotting vets. Ravinia Pavilion. 7pm. $65–$75, lawn $32, advance lawn $27.
North Shore Flea This Sunday flea market featuring vintage and DIY goods gets an upgrade this year: It's now produced by the same people who put on Uptown's Vintage Garage. Highwood Recreation Center. 9am–5pm. Free.