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Sunday, May 19

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Kaspar Hauser record release party @ The Hideout

Kaspar Hauser will celebrate the release of their new record, QUIXOTIC/Taxidermy, tonight at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). Expect to hear a diverse range of sounds from midwestern rock to glam pop. The Brooklyn based band, Roomate, also plays. More info here.

BANDWIDTH @ Subterranean

Radio Free Chicago and Future Perfect Radio present BANDWIDTH, the latest in their series of monthly concerts at Subterranean. On tonight's schedule: Rivulets; The Bitter Tears; Quasar Wut Wut; and Let's Get Out Of This Terrible Sandwich Shop. In addition to the live music, you can bring along a mix CD to swap with other attendees, bands from previous shows, and RFC staffers. Doors at 8:30 PM, show at 9:00 PM, it's an 18+ show, tickets are $7, and can be purchased at Ticketweb. Subterranean: 2011 W. North Avenue.

Women in Prison Benefit @ Women & Children First

Women and Children First, along with DykeDiva, present a reading at the Women & Children First bookstore, to benefit The
Chicago Books to Women In Prison
. Appearing at the benefit will be author Stephanie Cox and WCF staffer Kathie Bergquist. Attendees are requested to bring donations of paperback books, especially "recovery, parenting, WOC issues, and LGBTQ titles". A reception will follow the authors' reading. Women and Children First: 5233 N. Clark. (773) 769-9299.

DJs Upstairs @ Schubas

For this installment of the DJs Upstairs night at Schubas, Popstatic continues his February residence for the event. Tonight he'll be trading duties at the decks with DJ Bald Eagle of the Life During Wartime crew. 10 pm, 3159 N Southport.

Arbouretum @ Empty Bottle

Baltimore's Arbouretum bring their dusky ruminations to the Empty Bottle tonight. They're touring to support their second LP, Rites of Uncovering, which was recently released on Thrill Jockey Records. Also on the bill are 2% Majesty and Mason Proper. Keep your eye on our Transmission page for more info. Admission is $8, and the doors open at 9pm. 1035 N. Western Ave.

When It's Time To Party Arty

Upscale Yard Sale. Join W Hotels, Custo Barcleona Fashion Brands, and Vince Parenti, president of Reverie Pictures, Inc., for a celebration of arts and film, while raising funds for a great cause. Following the Chicago premiere of his latest work, "The Longest Yard Sale", Vince will share his experiences in acting, writing, producing and directing. W Hotel, 172 West Adams Street, Thursday, February 22, 2007, 6-9 PM. RSVP necessary.

Lemon Fest @ Mon Ami Gabi

When life hands you lemons, make a crapload of stuff with lemons. That's what Lettuce Entertain You's French bistro, Mon Ami Gabi, is doing starting Thursdsay, Feb. 22 when it hosts its Third Annual Lemon Festival through Wednesday, Feb. 28th at both the Chicago and Oak Brook locations.
The festival will include a special menu featuring drinks, appetizers, entrées and desserts made with lemons, including citron martinis, lemon lollipops, lemon-thyme seared salmon and the quintessential lemon tart. There will also be trivia and games with a grand prize of a complimentary dinner for four. Just don't be a sour loser if you don't win.
Information about locations and hours can be found here.

Gospel Extravaganza @ CPL

Join Reverend Lou Della Evans-Reid and the Fellowship Baptist Church Choir to celebrate the publication of their new CD, Celebrating the Life, Love, and Legacy of Dr. Lou Della-Evans-Reid. Copies of the CD will available for sale and signing after the performance. Free at 6pm in the auditorium of the Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted St. Call 312-747-6921 for more information.

Rick Kogan @ Palos Park Library

Rick Kogan, noted Tribune columnist and author of A Chicago Tavern: A Goat, a Curse, and the American Dream, stops by the Palos Park Library to discuss his work, share Chicago stories and sign copies of his book. Free at 6:30pm at 12330 Forest Glen Blvd. in Palos Park. Call 708-448-1530 for more information.

Artists at Work Forum @ Cultural Center

This panel focuses on residency opportunities across the country that are open to all kinds of artists. Free, 6 PM, in the Claudia Cassidy Theater. 78 E Washington. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Annuals, Canasta @ Schubas

Raleigh, NC avant-popsters Annuals headline at Schubas this evening. Last year's Be He Me was a hit of the blogosphere and landed them European dates and even a spot on Conan, despite the fact that no one in the band is over 22. Before the youthful cavalcade starts, be sure to check out locals Canasta, whose string and horn approach offers refreshing glimpses at the Chicago scene, and NC pals of Annuals The Never open with their own unique brand of conceptual indie rock. The show is at 9 PM but be sure to check out Schubas' page for more info or call 773-525-2508.



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