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Wednesday, July 17

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Best of Too Much Light @ Neo-Futurarium

The Neo-Futurists present their annual year-end celebration of their long-running show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. This weekend and next weekend, you'll have a chance to see the best material written for TML in 2005 as performed by the current ensemble members (and possibly some Neo-Futurist alumni!). The best-of shows run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through December 18. Friday & Saturday shows are at 11:30 PM, and Sunday night shows are at 7:00 PM. For more details see the Neo-Futurist site or call their hotline at (773) 275-5255. Neo-Futurarium: 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster).

Then...Again @ Playground Theater

For three nights, The Playground Theater will host "Then...Again," an improvised play that starts at a relationship's breakup and moves backward to the couple's first kiss. Starring Adrianne Frost and Andy Eninger, the play was a hit at the 2004 Chicago Improv Festival. Doors open at 7:40 for the 8pm show at 3209 N. Halsted. Tickets are $10, running Thursday through Saturday. Call 773-871-3793 to get them and for more information.

In Cold Blood @ Music Box

After seeing the new film Capote, you might want to revisit (or see for the first time) the original film version of Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood, which opens at the Music Box Theatre tonight for a week-long run. Featuring a soundtrack by Quincy Jones and a pair of excellent performances by Robert Blake and Scott Wilson as the killers, In Cold Blood was nominated for 4 Oscars in 1968 and was described by Roger Ebert in his review at the time as "an accurate, sensitive record of actual events". Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

Sara Moulton @ Pastoral

Sara Moulton, Executive Chef of Gourmet Magazine and host of Sara's Secrets on the Food Network, makes an appearance at Pastoral tonight. The free event will include a signing of Moulton's new book and samples of the recipes she includes, complimented by Pastoral's artisan cheeses. 2945 N. Broadway from 5-7pm. Call 773-472-4781 for more information.

Mathew Jonson + LoSoul @ Soundbar

Minimnal techno artists Mathew Jonson (Vancouver) and LoSoul (Frankfurt) hit Soundbar for their debut performances in Chicago. $20 Gen. Admission, $11 Advance @ Wanttickets. Doors at 9:00pm, but I'm sure this will cook til late o'clock in the morn. 227 W.Ontario Ave.

Bicycle Commuting Brown Bag

The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation is holding a brown bag lunchtime roundtable discussion on bicycle commuting to work. The discussion goes from 12-1pm in the 13N conference room of the Bank of America building, 231 S. LaSalle St. Bring your own lunch and remember that you must present some form of ID to building security. Call 312-427-3325x221 for more information.

Henry Darger Doc @ Fermilab

This month's film screening out at Fermilab is "In the Realms of the Unreal," the 2004 feature length documentary which explores the life and work of outsider artist Henry Darger. "A reclusive janitor almost all his life, Darger privately wrote a 15,000 page novel, accompanied by hundreds of paintings, which tells the story of the Vivian girls: orphaned sisters who wage war against a nation of child-enslaving men. The documentary includes cleverly animated segments of Darger's paintings and is accompanied by the music of Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal." The film starts at 8pm and costs $5 for adults, $1 children (under 12), and $2 students (with ID). Sure does beat the price of a rental, and hey, it's at Fermilab! Maps and directions are online.

4Art Xclusive Group Show

Month four of 4Art's Xclusive Group Show brings us to a holiday special where the featured artists will show what kind of skills they have in the kitchen as well as in the studio. Guests will be treated with homemade eats and drinks during the 6-10pm reception. Featured artists include Kara James, Irina Dinkevich and Lawrence D. Colburn with special guest photographer Mariah Smith and a live artist performance from Magdalena Lis and Susan Clinard. 4Art is located at 1932 S. Halsted, #100. Call 3120-850-1816 for more information.

Nicole Hollander

Come watch "Sylvia" cartoonist Nicole Hollander in “Return to Lust: A Monologue on Sex, Beauty and Aging,” a monologue. Tonight's show costs $25 advance or $30 at door. Doors open at 8 p.m. at Pegasus Players, 1145 W. Wilson.

 

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