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Wednesday, March 22

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Dine Out Chicago, Multiple Locations

San Pellegrino sponsors Dine Out Chicago, where at participating restaurants, $1 is donated to the hunger-eradication organization Share Our Strength for every meal served on select dates. The full list of participating Chicago restaurants is available online here.

An Inconvenient Truth @ Grant Park

The Illinois Science Council and Chicago Department of Environment present a free screening of An Inconvenient Truth in Grant Park's Butler Field (Monroe & Lake Shore Drive). The film will begin at sundown, approximately 8:15 PM.

Hollywood Holt + The Cool Kids @ Schubas

It's a showcase of up-and-coming Southside hip-hop talent tonight at Schubas. As part of the venue's "Amplify" New Music Series, DJ and producer Million Dollar Mano will be in the house, backing two of the artists hes worked the most closely with lately -- Hollywood Holt and Mic Terror. Good-time duo The Cool Kids will also be on hand to kick it and keep the party pumping. Phono also performs. 9pm, $8 admission. 3159 N. Southport.

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: Madagascar (PG) at Warren Park (6601 N. Western Ave.); Barnyard (PG) at Union Park (1501 W. Randolph St.); Weird Science (PG-13) at Lincoln Park (2045 Lincoln Park West); and Grease (PG) at Midway Plaisance Park (1130 Midway Plaisance North). 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.

David Mendell @ Borders

David Mendell is scheduled to talk about his biography of presidential candidate Barack Obama, Obama: From Promise to Power, today at Borders on State Street. Free. 12:30pm. 150 N. State St. Call 312-606-0750 for more information.

Danny's Reading Series

Danny's Tavern celebrates the sixth anniversary of their reading series with four poets recently published in The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century. The featured poets are Jennifer Karmin, Robyn Schiff, Chuck Stebelton and Mark Tardi. 7:30pm at 1951 W. Dickens; free but 21+. Call 773-489-6457 for more information.

An evening with The National Lampoon

Tonight The Hideout hosts an evening with three writers from the 70s era of The National Lampoon: Chris Miller, Animal House screenwriter; Brian McConnachie, early writer for SNL an SCTV; and Anne Beatts, the first and, for a while, only female on staff at National Lampoon. The panel is hosted by Josh Karp, author of A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever. The show starts at 8:00 and costs $5.

Chicago Dancing Festival @ Millennium Park

Check out this unprecedented performance by the country's best dance companies, including Alvin Ailey, the Joffrey Ballet, American Dance Theater, and others. Remarkably, FREE! 7:30 PM in the Pritzker Pavilion. For more information, visit the website.

Gilberto Santa Rosa @ Metro

Puerto Rican bandleader Gilberto Santa Rosa ("El Caballero de la Salsa") began his career as a backup singer in the 1970s and started his first band in the mid-1980s. His improvisational style of singing ("soneo") has led him to great successes as a major Latin music star. He is currently on tour supporting his latest album, Directo al Corazon, which is somewhat of a departure from his normal fast-paced salsa with more focus on the romantic side of salsa. Visit Cardenas' website for a listing of where tickets can be won.

Green City Farmers Market

The Green City Farmers Market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday until October 31 from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lincoln Park (Clark and Stockton).



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