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Thursday, June 30

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The Oil Factor @ Facets

Facets Cinematheque presents a screening of the new documentary The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror, a look at the connections between the oil industry and US foreign policy. (Gee, you think there IS one?) The producers of the film will be present at tonight's screening for a Q&A session. The screening starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and can be purchased at the Facets site. The proceeds for tonight's screening are going to Peace Pledge Chicago. Facets: 1517 W. Fullerton. (773) 281-9075.

Opening: Symmetry @ Victory Gardens

Symmetry, an intriguing new play by David C. Field about string theory, big business, Eastern religion, and academic politics, opens tonight at Victory Gardens. After tonight's opening, performances are Tuesday through Sunday (beginning Wednesday June 8). Ticket prices are $33-40. See here for more info on performance times and purchasing tickets.

Varagona, Devotchka and Healthy White Baby @ Abbey Pub

Chicago (and Nashville) (and myself) love us some Deanna Varagona, and she's luckily going to play for us tonight at the Abbey Pub starting at 9pm (doors open at 8pm). Also for your listening pleasure are Devotchka and local favs Healthy White Baby. The Abbey Pub is located at 3420 W. Grace at Elston, Chicago, IL 60618 or call (773) 478-4408. Tickets $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door (21 and over). On-line ticketing is available at Ticket Web or call (866) 468-3401. Tickets also available through Abbey Box Office, seven days a week, 11am-2am.



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