Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • The music-centric Total Therapy party picks up where Cult parties left off at Berlin nightclub.
The music-centric Total Therapy party picks up where Cult parties left… (Total Therapy )
April 24, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Dining Out for Life

Various locations

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.

All-You-Can-Eat Tacos

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.

DRINK

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.

Anniversary Party

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.

DO

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.

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