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Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

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March 18, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Fourth Birthday Bash

M Burger 161 E. Huron St. 312-254-8500

Order any menu item—yep, even just fries—and get a complimentary hamburger, cheeseburger, secret menu burger or signature M burger (regularly $2.99-$4.99) at the quick-serve restaurant's original Huron Street location as well as its newer spots—5 W. Ontario St. (11 a.m.-9 p.m.); Thompson Center (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Water Tower Place Mall (11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.). 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

DRINK

The Sashe Taylor Band

IO Urban Roofscape at The Godfrey Hotel 127 W. Huron St. 312-374-1830

Kick back in the retractable outdoor lounge at the kickoff of this weekly live music happy hour where the group plays jazz, blues, rock and pop and you sip on spring cocktails such as a Gentleman Jack-based Seasonal Sour ($12 per glass; $35 per pitcher); a Gin & Tonic Proper ($10/$30) or the Blended Brandy Alexander ($14/$42). 6-8:30 p.m. No cover.

DO

Latino Comedy Night

The Apartment at Lion Head Pub 2251 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-348-5100

Get your comedy kicks Latin-style with Chicago comedian Soli Santos, who hosts sets from Jaime de Leon, Jessica Rivera, Abi Sanchez, Melissa Richelle and headliner Gwen La Roka, as DJ E. Dizz sets the beats. 8:30 p.m. $10-$20. Tickets: goldstar.com

Guts & Glory

Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave. 773-525-2508

Co-hosts Samantha Irby ("Meaty") and Keith Ecker bring you their own true tales plus humorous and dramatic stories from featured guests including Solo in the 2nd City co-founder Melinda McIntire, Curbside Splendor managing editor Naomi Huffman, Neo-Futurists alum Chloe Johnston, chef Greg Morelli and local writer Bob Stockfish. 7 p.m. No cover.

In One Ear Poetry Night

Heartland Cafe 7000 N. Glenwood Ave. 773-465-8005

Head to Rogers Park for a night of open mic poetry, spoken word and music performances—sign-up begins at 9 p.m.—hosted by local poet Pete Wolf. 10 p.m. $3.

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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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