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Thursday, December 14

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Dirty Pretty Things @ Schubas

Three of the four former Libertines band members have gotten together and formed a new group: Dirty Pretty Things.
Dirty Pretty Things are playing with Scissors for Leftys at Schubas Tavern. The show is at 10:00 PM and tickets are $15.00.
Check out Transmission for more.

Blue Sweat @ Goodman Theatre

Universes, a Bronx-based ensemble, mixes poetry, theater, music, and politics in this English-language performance, which is part of the Goodman's Latino Theatre Festival. In the Owen Theatre, 8 PM, $10 - $20. 170 N. Dearborn. For more information, call 312-443-4800 or visit the website.

Magic Flute Excerpts in Indian Boundary Park

If you live around the West Ridge neighborhood, check out this live performance of highlights from Mozart's Magic Flute. 2500 W. Lunt Ave. Free, 7 PM. For more information, visit the website.

Old Town School Garage Sale

The Old Town School of Folk Music starts its 9th annual Garage Sale today. Hundreds of used musical instruments, books, CDs and accessories will be on sale through the weekend. The garage sale happens Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on each day. See the Old Town School Website for full details. Old Town School of Folk Music: 4544 N. Lincoln. (773) 751-3398.

Bicycle Film Festival

Night one of the Bicycle Film Festival includes screenings of Peter Sutherland's messenger documentary PEDAL and Kim Jensen's Ride On. 7 PM, Columbia College Chicago's Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash. Details here; tickets available here (7 PM, 9 PM), or pick up a whole-festival pass here.

Jazz @ The Velvet Lounge - Grand Re-Opening

The Velvet Lounge is having their grand unveiling this weekend and has packed the evening's with good ol' Chicago jazz.
The party is on Friday Aug 11 and Saturday Aug 12 9 pm. This is a non-smoking bar.

New Velvet Lounge
67 E. Cermak Rd. btwn Michigan and Wabash
312-791-9050

 

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