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Saturday, March 25

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If you miss the Chicago history discussion tonight, but you want more info on the Popeil empire, head on over to the Chicago Cultural Center this Saturday to see the opening of Isn't That Amazing!: The Appeal and Spiel of Ronco and Popeil, a huge exhibit of the products that have been marketed by the Popeil family over the years, including 150 gadgets and compilation albums. Events scheduled to happen over the next couple of months to coincide with the exhibit include Chicago chef Frankie J. giving a demonstration of various kitchen gadgets at the Chicago Cultural Center on March 25th, and a "Popeil Disco Party" on May 12th in the exhibition gallery. See the link for full details. Act now! Operators are standing by!

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