The music-centric Total Therapy party picks up where Cult parties left… (Total Therapy )
Dining Out for Life
Grab a meal at one of 78 participating restaurants—including Acre (5308 N. Clark St.), Baker & Nosh (1303 W. Wilson Ave.) and Tapas Gitana (3445 N. Halsted St.)—at this 21st annual fundraiser for HIV/AIDS services taking place in 59 cities. A portion of your check—up to 33 percent—benefits local organization EdgeAlliance. List of participating restaurants: diningoutforlife.com/chicago.
D.S. Tequila Company 3352 N. Halsted St. 773-697-9127
There's something for every appetite on Thursdays with 11 taco options served on flour or gluten-free corn tortillas including coffee-rubbed steak, spicy tequila shrimp and chorizo—all of which you can wash down with $12 UV vodka pitchers. 5-11 p.m. $9.99; $12.99 with sides.
Spring Wine Stroll
Planet Access Company Store 4727 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-728-3890
Check in to receive your passport and then check out approximately 45 reds and whites—paired with appetizers and merchandise discounts—at 14 restaurants, bars and shops on your choice of routes in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $40; $60 for both routes. Tickets: lincolnsquare.org.
Leader Bar Drafthouse & Eatery 3000 W. Irving Park Road 773-478-2337
Toast the Avondale bar's second anniversary with $4 craft beers, $4 Anchor Steams, $4 Double Cross vodka cocktails and $5 glasses of Seven Daughters wines. Looking for a snack, too? Regular Thursday food specials include $4 Bavarian pretzels. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
Stardust Presents: Total Therapy
Berlin 954 W. Belmont Ave. 773-348-4975
The successor to the popular avant-garde Cult parties kicks off with a live performance by Slava—one of Spin magazine's Five Best New Artists for April 2013—plus DJ sets by Teen Witch and Pluto and video by Virtual Brat. Entertainer Claire Van Eijk hosts and drink specials include $3 Bacardi bombs, $2 PBRs and $5 42 Below vodka cocktails. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $5-$7; free before 11 p.m. with RSVP: do312.com.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Head to Roscoe Street between Damen and Oakley Avenues from 5-9 p.m. for Roscoe Village shopping event It's in the Bag, where purchases include a bag of coupons and freebies: rvcc.biz
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.