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Friday, February 3

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Afro-Folk Live @ Old Town School of Folk Music

Every Wednesday night, the Old Town School of Folk Music gives you a reason to TiVo "Lost" and get out of the house.  Now through December, enjoy concerts in their Afro-Folk Live series.  Free (donations encouraged), 8:30 - 10:30 PM, 4544 N. Lincoln.

"An Irish Christmas" @ Newberry Library

For those who are sick of listening to the same old holiday carols, which
seem to begin playing earlier each year, the Newberry Library offers a
holiday music alternative. On Wednesday, December 1, at 5:30 p.m., the
Newberry Library’s Wednesday Club rings in the holiday season with “An
Irish Christmas,” which features special performances by two of Chicago’s
renowned Irish music groups-­the Academy of Irish Music-Chicago and the
Irish Heritage Singers.

The program opens with the Academy of Irish Music, as Noel Rice directs young performers of classical and Irish instruments. Then Chuck Kessell leads the Irish Heritage Singers in a choral program of traditional songs in the English and Irish languages.

“An Irish Christmas” will be held at the Newberry Library, (60 W. Walton St). Admission is $12, or $7 for Newberry Associates, and includes light refreshments. For more information, call (312) 255-3778.

Monster Team & More! @ Siskel Theater

Monster Team, a new animated film from local artists Arthur Jones and Jim Finn, plays at the Siskel Film Center tonight at 8:30pm, along with other works by the pair. Arthur and Jim will be present for discussions, and Arthur will personally present an illustrated slideshow and live reading. Tickets are $9. More information .

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil

In observance of World AIDS Day, there will be a free, nondenominational Candle Light Vigil tonight at 8:30 p.m. at Lake View Lutheran Church, 835 W. Addison. One block west of Halsted. Full details at the World AIDS Day Chicago website.

Funk the Mental @ Sonotheque

FUNK the MENTAL tonight at Sonotheque. Special guests ATOMLY (live) and dj SOULTEK. In addition to new/latest/still fresh releases by Swayzak, The Orb, Luomo, Mix Master Mike, Kid 606, Medeski Martin & Wood, John Tejada, Klute, Heiko Laux, Alexander Kowalski, Johannes Heil, The Black Dog & Black Sifichi, Billy Dalessandro, Mouse on Mars, Akufen, Baby Mammoth, and more...including Free DJ Spooky mix cd’s to give away in case you didn't leave your cave last week. All takes place 9 p.m.–2 a.m., $5 cover, $2 PBR, $4 Cosmos, 21+ Sonotheque is located at 1444 W Chicago Ave. Chicago. For more information, call them at (312) 226-7600.



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