Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Wash down DMK's newest burger--the O--with a $5 Birthday Cake Shake.
Wash down DMK's newest burger--the O--with a $5 Birthday Cake Shake. (Barry Brecheisen/For RedEye )
April 30, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Centinela Tequila Dinner

The Bedford 1612 W. Division St. 773-235-8800

Get into the Cinco de Mayo spirit with a three-course meal featuring salmon tartare paired with chamomile punch; braised lamb shoulder with spring pea puree and pickled spring vegetables served with an Agave Old Fashioned; and tres leches cake with chile whipped cream and a Centinela tequila accompaniment. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $47. Phone or online RSVP required: bedfordchicago.com/tequila.

Charity Shake

DMK Burger Bar 2954 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-360-8686

Celebrate the almost-summer weather with a house-made Birthday Cake shake ($5) and all proceeds benefit Perspectives Charter School. For an extra $9, pair it with the new burger special—The O—made with grass-fed beef, queso fresco, red onion relish, avocado and three-chili ketchup. 11 a.m.-midnight.

DRINK

Skinny Puppies

LiveWire Lounge 3394 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-756-5363

BYO well-behaved pup to socialize with other dogs while you socialize with other humans over $4 Jim Beam cocktails and $4 Breckenridge Brewery drafts as DJ Peter Propaganda spins industrial, rock, new wave and '80s tracks and his pooch—Wolfgang Grendel Propaganda—acts as host. Bonus: enter your pup in the doggy trick contest and you could win a comped drink tab. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

DO

'The Onion Live'

Up Comedy Club 230 W. North Ave. 312-662-4562

Go behind the scenes with two iconic comedy brands—The Second City and "The Onion"—as they workshop uncensored material, new characters and humorous concepts onstage for their first live theatrical collaboration, which goes on tour in the fall. 8 p.m. Through May 29. $15. Tickets: upcomedyclub.com.

'Teenage Dream'

Gorilla Tango Theatre 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-598-4549

Relive your teen fantasies—and worst nightmares—at this musical parody of Disney Channel shows in which nerds possess secret magic powers, everyday girls lead double lives as superstars and jocks strut their stuff in choreographed musical numbers. Chicago-area native Julian Stroop directs the world premiere by playwright Aisha Leverett. 9 p.m. Through June 5. $20. Tickets: gorillatango.com.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

RSVP now for the Yo Soy Underground Supper—on Cinco de Mayo—at Chicago Urban Art Society: yosoychicago.com.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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