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Wednesday, July 17

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The Hawk: Animate Objects, Bad News Jones, Know Boundries, Tabakin @ Double Door

It’s a hip-hop showcase tonight at 9:30pm for The Hawk Music Festival, which is celebrating Chicago’s music scene. Animate Objects will be performing with Bad News Jones, Know Boundries, and Tabakin at The Double Door, 1572 N Milwaukee. Tickets are $8; to purchase tickets, go to the Double Door’s website.

The Hawk: Eddie C Campbell, Eric Noden, Sammy Fender @ Buddy Guy’s Legends

Tonight, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, Eddie C Campbell, Eric Noden, and Sammy Fender will be performing at Buddy Guy’s Legends, 754 S Wabash. Tickets are $15; for more information, you can call Buddy Guy’s Legends at 312-427-0333 or check out The Hawk's website.

Opening: The Willing Participant

Factory Theater presents "The Willing Participant," a new play about a Chicago police officer questioned for a death, in a romantic tangle with the deceased's sister and abducted by aliens. Sounds like The X-Files on crack, doesn't it? Which isn't a bad thing. Tickets to tonight's 8pm Special Gala Benefit are $40 and include food and drink at the post show reception. Call 866-811-4111 for reseverations. Factory Theater at Prop Thtr is located at 3504 N. Elston Ave.

The Jungle Centennial

The Chicago Historical Society commemorates the hundreth anniversary of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle with a panel discussion featuring Ann Durkin Keating, coeditor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Chicago; Patrick Readon, feature writer for the Tribune; and James Barrett and Christopher Phelps, editors of different editions of the book. The program starts at 9:30am with a continental breakfast; the discussion starts at 10am. Call 312-642-4600 for more information.

The Hawk: Tiempo Libre @ HotHouse

Tonight at 10:30pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, Tiempo Libre will be performing at HotHouse, 31 E Balbo. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door; you can purchase them through HotHouse's website; for more information, see The Hawk's website.

Make a Biscuit (for the dog)

Today, from 2-4pm, learn to make an array of homemade, organic-friendly doggie treats and biscuits for that favorite pooch in your life from the editor of Healthy Dining Chicago newsletter. Don't have a dog? I bet you know someone who does. The class costs $20 per person. (Advance payment required.) For more information or to register, call 312-666-9979. Healthy Dining Chicago is located at 934 West Fry Street, Chicago IL 60622.

Audition for Hairspray: The Musical: The Movie

Today, try out to be the next Ricky Lake, er, Tracy Turnblad, or any of the cast of characters, in the newest adaptation of John Waters' film Hairspray -- now better known as "Hairspray: The Musical". Auditions will be held from 11am to 6pm at the Chicago Academy of the Arts 1010 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Details are on the Chicago Film Office website. Hey, This could be you!

The Hawk: Life During Wartime dance party @ Hideout

The Life During Wartime dance party is getting an early start at 9pm at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, as part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene. DJs Mother Hubbard, J2K, and Bald Eagle will be there, as well as guest DJ Matt Roan. Cover is $5. For more information, see the Hideout's website or The Hawk's.

The Hawk: The Returnables, The Dials, The Negligents @ EB

If you missed the terrific 3 Friends benefit at Metro last month, you'll get another chance to see three of the bands involved. Tonight at 10pm, as a part of The Hawk Music Festival celebrating Chicago’s music scene, The Returnables, The Dials, and The Negligents will be performing at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave. This show will aslo be The Returnables' CD release party and final show. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased through the Empty Bottle's website; for more information about the festival, see The Hawk's website.

"You Can't Tell Lawyers How to Do Their Job"

The National Lawyers Guild in Chicago presents "You Can't Tell Lawyers How to Do Their Job," a "speak-out" about the upcoming sentencing of attorney Lynne Stewart. The event features NYC attorney and talk-radio host Michael Smith and a 20-minute video on the case. 1-3pm at the DePaul University College of Law, in the Loop Campus, 25 E. Jackson Blvd. Classroom 803. Free.



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