Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

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October 04, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts for RedEye

EAT

Think Pink

I Dream of Falafel 555 W. Monroe St. 312-559-3333

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the restaurant puts the spotlight on its new pink protein—steak kebabs cooked medium-rare—which you can try in a wrap ($7.90) or platter ($9). Either way, $1 of your purchase benefits local organization Bright Pink. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Additional locations: idreamoffalafel.com.

DRINK

One Bourbon, One Beer

Small Bar 2049 W. Division St. 773-772-2727

As part of Chicago Craft Spirits Week, the Wicker Park bar partners with New Holland Brewing for the debut of its Beer Barrel bourbon aged in Dragon's Milk stout barrels. Taste complimentary samples of the bourbon and sip $8 drinks including Dragon's Milk drafts and specialty cocktails made with New Holland spirits, including the Knickerbocker gin-based Dutch 75 the Superior rum-based Bush Barroo. 6-11 p.m. No cover.

DO

Fright Night

Chicago DCA Storefront Theater 66 E. Randolph St. 312-742-8497

Slash your way into some horror theater at WildClaw Theatre's world premiere production of "The Life of Death," an adaptation of Clive Barker's short story of the same title in which the tale of a serial killer stalking London at Christmastime is juxtaposed with a woman's increasing fascination with mortality after a life-saving surgery. 7:30 p.m. $15-$25. Tickets: wildclawtheatre.com.

Hip-Hop Inferno

Double Door 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-489-3160

Legendary East Coast hip-hop producer Just Blaze—who's crafted hits for Jay-Z, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Drake and others—burns up the turntables with a full DJ set. A lineup of Chicago MCs opens the show. 8:30 p.m. $20. Tickets: doubledoor.com.

Hail to the Chiefs

The Neo-Futurarium 5153 N. Ashland Ave. 773-275-5255

Just in time for your election season pleasure, the Neo-Futurists bring you "44 Plays for 44 Presidents," a humorous and dramatic comprehensive history of the lives and work of the two-score-and-four men who've held the office. The program starts with Electoral CollegePrep Academy, an interactive mash-up of political trivia and basketball. 7 p.m. $20 for advanced tickets (neofuturists.org) or pay what you can at the door for Thursday shows.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

The Green City Market Junior Board throws a Halloween Harvest Ball Oct. 28: greencitymarket.org.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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