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  • Falafels and other lunch dishes are buy-one-get-one-free today at I Dream of Falafel.
Falafels and other lunch dishes are buy-one-get-one-free today at I Dream… (Jason Little/For RedEye )
April 23, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Administrative Professionals' Day Specials

I Dream of Falafel 331 S. Franklin St. 312-913-9660

112 W. Monroe St. 312-263-4363

555 W. Monroe St. 312-559-3333

Treat your right-hand man or woman—or, if you're an admin pro yourself, grab a pal and celebrate together—with lunch fare such as a fire-roasted chicken shawarma wrap ($6.50) or vegan platter of hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel, couscous, salads and pita ($7.75). Even better? A second lunch of equal or lesser value is free. 1-3 p.m.

DRINK

Variety Big Heart Bar Bash

Green Door Tavern 678 N. Orleans St. 312-822-0660

ABC 7 reporter Ben Bradley ditches the suit and mic to guest bartend at this fundraiser for Variety of Illinois kids' charity, which includes two drink tickets, raffles, half-price specials and—if you're still thirsty after two drinks—$5-$6 Jim Beam Jacob's Ghost cocktails. 6-8 p.m. $10 suggested donation.

International Pop Overthrow 2013

Red Line Tap 7006 N. Glenwood Ave. 773-274-5463

The nine day, 75-band fest continues (through Saturday) with $1 Hamm's drafts, $1 Pucker shots, $3 well drinks and power pop sets by Mike Vanderbilt & The Suburban Garage Sound, Night of Fire, Placeholder, Minor Wits and The Gold Web. 7:30 p.m. $10; no cover with college ID.

DO

The Moth Grandslam

Park West 322 W. Armitage Ave. 800-514-3849

Ten monthly winners from the no-notes storytelling competition—including vocalo.org producer-host Luis Antonio Perez, retired homicide detective Jim Padar, comedian Erin Diamond and attorney David Jaffe—share true "When Worlds Collide"-themed tales. WBEZ's Don Hall hosts; judges are chosen from the audience. 8 p.m. $17. Tickets: themoth.org/events

The Chicago Sexcon

Castle 632 N. Dearborn St. 312-266-1944

Get maximum exposure to the adult entertainment industry with live stage shows, pole-dancing exhibitions, lingerie and bikini fashion shows and contests, BDSM demos, retail vendors and more as you mingle with porn stars, publishers, gentlemen's club dancers, swingers' club reps and other industry professionals. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. $35. Tickets: thechicagosexcon.com.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Get tickets for Barrel of Monkeys' Big Prom: The Magic Ball—held in a gym with spiked punch—April 27: barrelofmonkeys.org/bigprom2013


Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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