Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

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June 20, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Your fill of falafel

I Dream of Falafel, 331 S. Franklin St. 312-913-9660 (10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.)

112 W. Monroe St. 312-263-4363 (10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.)

555 W. Monroe St. 312-559-3333 (10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.)

Your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine dreams come true during a third anniversary celebration, where $3 gets you an organic falafel wrap; grain-fed, cage-free chicken wrap; or rotisserie-grilled beef doner kebab wrap. All come with your choice of house-made breads and toppings.

Don't panic, go organic

Indie Burger, 1034 W. Belmont Ave. 773-857-7777

Go organic without going over your budget with a signature burger (with grilled onion, Swiss cheese and Indie sauce, $7.99), sweet potato chips ($3) or a peanut butter cup shake ($4.99). Bonus: Download the Level Up app and get $10 off your bill. 5-8 p.m.

DRINK

Freeze frame

Oak Street Beach Food & Drink, 1001 N. Lake Shore Drive 312-988-4650

Cool off lakeside during Thirsty Thursdays with $5 frozen drinks on the beachfront including strawberry daiquiris, margaritas and pina coladas. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

DO

Sonic boom (free!)

Various locations

Music comes alive across the city at Make Music Chicago, which features morning rush-hour Loop concerts, interactive mid-day performances and an after-work mini-festival at St. James Cathedral (65 E. Huron St.) with food trucks, indoor and outdoor shows, and Redmoon Theater's 9 p.m. spectacle, "Celebration Vehicle," which combines a DJ, an opera singer and fire. 6 a.m.-9:15 p.m. Schedule: makemusicchicago.com/schedule

Hip-hop happenings

The Bassment, 1415 N. Ashland Ave. 773-278-2277

Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave. 312-226-8828

Meet Chicago hip-hop artist Cody DeCamry at streetwear brand City of Win's Artist Series during a meet-and-greet at The Bassment (6-9 p.m.) to celebrate the debut of his new single, "Doses." Or check out a Beauty Bar listening party (9 p.m.-2 a.m.) with DJ William Cyha and others and a hosted Beck's beer reception (9-10 p.m. with RSVP at do312.com). No cover.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Alliance Francaise (54 W. Chicago Ave.) hosts 8:30 p.m. live music and a "Funny Face" screening. RSVP: af-chicago.org

JULIA BORCHERTS IS A REDEYE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR.

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