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Friday, September 29

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Make Magazine Release Party

Make Magazine's latest issue comes out today, and they're celebrating at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, tonight at 8pm. Expect readings by several contributors, followed by performances by Alla andMichael Zerang and a DJ set by Chicago Public Radio's Tony Sarabia. $7 gets you in and a copy of the magazine. 21 and over.

You Asked For It! preview @ Neo-Futurarium

The Neo-Futurists present preview shows of their latest prime time show "You Asked For It!", directed by Neo-Futurist founder Greg Allen. "You Asked For It!" follows the ideas of artists Komar and Melamid and attempts to present plays based on the most-wanted and least-wanted theatrical elements, as determined by a survey conducted by Allen last year. "You Asked For It!" has preview showings tonight and tomorrow night at 8:00 PM, and officially premieres on Saturday, January 27; all shows will be at 8:00 PM. The show will run through March 3. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors/students with ID, and pay-what-you-can on Thursday nights and for the previews. For tickets, see the Neo-Futurist Website or call the theater. Neo-Futurarium: 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster). (773) 275-5255.

TECH cocktail 3 @ Amira

The third TECH cocktail get-together for technology enthusiasts happens tonight at Amira (455 N. Cityfront Plaza). The event happens from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Admission is free, but you should RSVP at the TECH cocktail Website.

Knitflix: The Knitting Machine and Real Men Knit@ Chicago Tourism Center

Bring your needles and yarn and knit while you watch a short about Dave Cole, who knitted a 20-sq-ft American flag with backhoes, and a documentary about guys who say, "I knit and I'm proud." 6 PM. Free. 72 E Randolph. For more information, call 312-744-2400 or visit the website.

Live Taping of Sound Opinions @ Cultural Center

Tonight at 7 pm, see (as well as hear) "Sound Opinions" tape its "Valentine’s Day" show with help from a live audience and singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks at the Chicago Cultural Center's Claudia Cassidy Theater (78 E. Washington). "Sound Opinions," the world's only rock 'n' roll talk show, celebrates its first anniversary on Chicago Public Radio with a live taping of the show. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot get a jump on Valentine's Day by inviting alt-country troubadour Robbie Fulks and his wife Donna to help musically showcase the joyous and the brokenhearted aspects of love. The audience will become a part of the show, as they'll be asked to share their favorite love songs from both bright and dark sides. The "Valentine's Day" show airs February 9th at 8 pm on Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM) and will rebroadcast February 10th at 11 am. A limited number of seats are available for reservation. To reserve seating, visit or leave a message at 888-859-1800.

The Outfit @ DePaul B&N

If you have a free lunch hour, author Sean Chercover will be appearing at the DePaul Center Barnes & Noble this afternoon to promote his first novel, Big City, Bad Blood. And, he will be joined by fellow crime fiction writers Sara Paretsky, Barbara D'Amato, Libby Hellmann, Michael Allan Dymmoch and Kevin Guilfoile, all members of The Outfit Collective. This free event begins at Noon. The DePaul Center Barnes & Noble is located at the corner of State and Jackson streets in the Loop. Call 312-362-8792 or visit for more information.



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