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Monday, October 25

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TheCollectedWorks @ Underground Lounge

Aethestics, creativity and originality are the values held sacred by TheCollectedWorks, a production company that helps promote local filmmakers. Held at the Underground Lounge, 952 W. Newport, tonight's get together features Jodi Mack, Jennifer Peepas, Jen Messner, Benjamin Rogerson, Brian Lange and Rich Szcepanski. Doors open at 8pm; no cover; 21+. Call 773-327-2739 or email thecollectedworks[at]mail[dot]com for more information.

Chicago Chamber Orchestra @ Cultural Center

The Chicago Chamber Orchestra continues its celebration of Mozartís 250th birthday with this performance of excerpts from Mozart operas using the Harmoniemusik arrangements for wind instruments typical in Mozartís time. Preston Bradley Hall, 3 PM. Free. 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Beer + Chocolate @ Hopleaf

So the bunny never tasted so good as when you dipped it in your stout? You're just the person who should head over to The Hopleaf for their Beer + Chocolate tasting. Reservations required, check out the specifics here [PDF]. The cost is $25/person, and the event starts at 7pm tonight. The Hopleaf is located at 5148 N. Clark St. Call (773) 334-9851 for more information or to make a reservation.

Around the Coyote Winter Arts Festival

Wicker Park's Around the Coyote Arts Festival features hundreds of painters, photographers, actors, poets, filmmakers and more in a neighborhood-wide art exhibition. Walk from building to building as each hosts a different gallery and a different set of artists (click here for a list of artists). Check out the full schedule of events or get your $5 day pass and browse the galleries at your leisure. All-Access tickets can also be purchased for $40 by calling 773-342-6777.

Shimmer Women's Wrestling Match

Who says "Stone Cold" Steve Austin can have all the fun? Women are wrestling in Berwyn, Illinois! The Shimmer Women Athletes will be filming its latest DVD during a new round of women's professional wrestling matches at the Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL, just outside Chicago. All seats will be just $10 general admission, and will be available at the door. This ain't no foxy boxing match.

Watch Six Nations Rugby Tournament

The Six Nations is Europe's premier Rugby Union tournament, featuring matches between England, Ireland, France, Scotland, Italy, and Wales. Enjoy a great Irish breakfast, $4 Heineken and Amstel during games, and giveaways. Johnny O'Hagan's is located at 3374 N. Clark St. (773) 248-3600. Today: Sunday, February 12, at 9:00 am see Wales vs. Scotland as they round out the second round of tournament play. Every weekend until March 19th, you can roll out of bed and see some rugby from "across the pond". No hooligans.

Garfield Park Chocolate Fest

Hop on the Green Line and eat yourself some chocolate this weekend. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy a bevy of chocolate-related events at the Garfield Park Conservtory. In addition to 250,000 pieces of FREE chocolate, there will be a chocolate spa, kids activities, chef demonstrations and tastings. Suggested donation is only a buck, but bring more cash, because there are plenty of yummies for purchase.



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