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Sunday, February 23

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Transmission Thursday at the Five Star

Transmission, the Gapers Block music site, hosts its weekly night at the Five Star Bar. DJ Brad Owen spins punk, new wave and other indie faves, Transmission staffers run around with cameras, and the bar offers a $3 beer special. Photos from previous Thursdays here. 21+, 930pm - 2am weekly, the Five Star is located at 1424 W. Chicago, just east of Chicago and Ashland. (312) 850-2555.

Chicago Jazz Fest: a Night with Herbie Hancock

Tonight is the first night of the Chicago Jazz Fest. A ticketed performance starring Herbie Hancock will be held at Symphony Center. Click here for tickets and information. After tonight, the events move to Grant Park, and they're totally free. This year's Jazz Fest Artist-in-Residence is noted bassist (and father-in-law of Jack Black) Charlie Haden.

Name That Tune @ Cornelia's

As part of Chicago's "Art of Play" summer celebration of toys and games (through 30 September), Cornelia's is hosting a free session of Name That Tune featuring pianist Sami Scott. 7-10 PM, 750 W Cornelia. For more information, call 773-248-8333 or visit the website.

Hyde Park Farmers Market

The Hyde Park Farmers Market takes place every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 52nd and Harper until October 25.

Gleaming the Cube @ Chicago Women's Park and Gardens

Pack a picnic and head down to the historic Clarke House Museum for this free outdoor screening of a 1989 skateboarding flick starring Christian Slater. Part of the Art of Play, Chicago's "citywide summer celebration of toys, games, and the spirit of play." 1827 S. Indiana, 8 PM. For more information, call 1-877-244-2246 or visit the website.

The Bronx @ Double Door

Electric City Rockfest kicks off with the Bronx headlining a free show at Double Door. Hailing from Los Angeles, the Bronx has blown up over the last few years with a fiery live show, a passion for 70s punk rock, and a major influence from the late 90s Southern California rock'n'roll scene. Also on the bill are the Last Vegas, With a Gun, and Rebel Angels. The show begins at 9PM. For more information, visit the Bronx or Double Door online.

DJ Dance Party With Hilary Rawk, Aleks Andra & More

Machine Media presents a night of dancing and draught with Avant/Chicago featuring DJs Aleks Andra (Aleks and the Drummer), Hilary Rawk (Rawk Magazine) and the Reverend Felix Groove along side the Machine DJs. Upstairs at Liar's Club. (1665 W. Fullerton)

Farmers Market @ Daley Plaza

The farmers market at Daley Plaza is held every Thursday until October 4 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Washington and Dearborn.



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