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Wednesday, March 22

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Tatsu Aoki @ Film Center

Chicago filmmaker and musician Tatsu Aoki has been keeping a film diary since the 1970s. As part of the Conversations on the Edge series, he screens a selection of his most recent work. 6 PM. Tickets are $9, or $5 for Film Center members. 164 N. State St. For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visit the website.

Neo-Solo @ Neo-Futurarium

The Neo-Futurists begin Neo Solo, a series of solo performance pieces by ensemble members, alumni, and guest performers. This week's plays: "It Ain't No Fairy Tale" by Lusia Strus; and "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes" by Chloë Johnston. This particular performance runs for two weeks only, to be replaced by another performance on April 27. Neo Solo runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors & students with ID, and "pay what you can" on Thursday nights. For more details and to purchase tickets, see the Neo-Futurist Website. Neo-Futurists: 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster). (773) 275-5255.

Petulia @ DOC Films Canceled

The director responsible for A Hard Day's Night, Help!, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes a dramatic turn in 1968's Petulia, featuring Julie Christie in the title role and George C. Scott as her much older, recently divorced lover. Petulia screens tonight at 9:30 at DOC Films. For more information, call 773-702-8575 or visit the DOC Films website. UPDATE: This event has been canceled.

Bombshell @ DOC

Bombshell, arguably one of Jean Harlow’s best comedies, is showing tonight at 7pm at DOC Films as part of their pre-Code Hollywood series. Supposedly inspired by actress Clara Bow, it features lots of sponging relatives and no-good boy-toys. For more information, call 773-702-8575 or visit the DOC Films website.

In These Times @ Hideout

Come to the Hideout for a night of rock and progressive politics with In These Times. Featuring the music of local bands Palliard, The 1900s and Children Vs. Children of Doom, tickets are $10 and include a complimentary issue of the magazine. Purchase them at the door or through Ticket Web. 1354 W. Wabansia, 9:30pm. Call 773-772-0100 for more information.

Dance Shelter @ Hamlin Park

Chicago Moving Company presents a concert of new works by founder Nana Shineflug and CMC Artists in Residence: Cindy Bandle (Cindy Brandle Dance Company); Atalee Judy (Breakbone DanceCo); and Rachel Bunting (The Humans). This evening at 7:30pm at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse (3035 N. Hoyne). Tickets are $10-12. For more information, call 773-880-5402 or visit the website.



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