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Saturday, June 6

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World's Largest Music Lesson

As part of its 50th anniversary, the Old Town School of Folk Music is looking to set the Guinness World Record for largest music lesson (the current record: 536 people learning the harmonica in Switzerland). Register online or by phone at 773-728-6000, then bring your guitar to the Welles Park Gazebo on Tuesday, August 7, around 6-ish to check in and tune up. The lesson starts at 7:30, and it's totally free. The school also promises "jamming and picnicking all evening long," if you're into that sort of thing.

Chicago Outdoor Film Festival

The Cary Grant and Irene Dunne comedy The Awful Truth will be shown tonight as part of the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival, at Butler Field in Grant Park (at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive). The film starts at 8:34 p.m., weather permitting.

The Outift Collective @ Harold Washington Library

Join the members of The Outfit - Sara Paretsky, Sean Chercover, Barbara D'Amato, Michael Dymmoch, Libby Hellman, Kevin Guilfoile and Marcus Sakey - for a discussion of their works and Chicago's influence on their writings. A book signing will follow the discussion. Free at 6pm in the Harold Washington Library Auditorium. Call 312-747-8194 for more information.

Movies in the Park

The Chicago Park District presents Movies in the Park, a summer-long screening of classic and contemporary films in Chicago parks. Tonight's screenings: Happy Feet (PG) at Oriole Park (5430 N. Olcott Ave.); and The Ant Bully (PG) at Gill Park (825 W. Sheridan Rd.). The screenings start tonight at dusk, and are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of movies check out the Chicago Park District Website.

Tuesdays on the Terrace @ MCA

Kick back at the Museum of Contemporary Art after work. Check out the farmer's market out front (it closes by 6 PM), wander through the exhibits (MCA admission is free Tuesdays), and conclude your evening lounging on the terrace, listening to jazz (the concert starts at 5:30 PM) and enjoying one of the best views in Chicago. For more information, call MCA at 312-280-2660 or visit the website.

Howard Frank Mosher @ The Book Stall

Award-winning author Howard Frank Mosher visits The Book Stall to sign his new novel On Kingdom Mountain. Free. 7pm. The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. Call 847-446-8880 for more information.

Lincoln Square Farmers Market

The Lincoln Square Farmers Market takes place every Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Lincoln and Leland Aves until October 30.



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