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Tuesday, October 4

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Jonathan Kozol @ Rockefeller Chapel

Writer Jonathan Kozol discusses his latest book, Letters to a Young Teacher, at the Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Free. 6pm. Call 773-752-4381 for more information.

Movies in the Park: Over the Hedge

The Chicago Park District presents Movies in the Park, a summer-long screening of classic and contemporary films in Chicago parks. Tonight's screening: Over the Hedge (PG) at GalewoodPark (5729 W. Bloomingdale Ave.). The screening starts tonight at dusk, and is free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of movies check out the Chicago Park District Website.

Bookslut reading @ Hopleaf

Bookslut returns from summer vacation with the latest in its series of monthly readings. Tonight's reading starts at 7:30 PM at the Hopleaf in Andersonville (doors open at 6:00), and features authors Kate Christensen (The Great Man), Phil LaMarche (American Youth) and Lara Santoro (Mercy). The event is free and open to the public. See the Bookslut site for full details. Hopleaf: 5148 N. Clark Street.

Wilco @ Millennium Park

Chicago's own Wilco plays Millennium Park! It's a rare rock show (and a rare "pay show") at Millennium Park. Tickets -- $45 for seated area, $10 lawn -- can be bought from Ticketmaster or the Vic box office. Call 77-472-0366 for more information. The show starts at 6:30pm sharp!

George Clinton @ House of Blues

It's P-Funk. You want to go. What else can really be said here? Box office has tickets for $34.50; it'll be more online.

Rick Kogan & Charles Osgood @ Book Cellar

Tribune columnist Rick Kogan and photographer Charles Osgood come to the Book Cellar tonight to discuss their book Sidewalks, a collection of Tribune columns by the same name. Free at 7pm at 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

Art & Appetizers @ Gallery 37

ArtScape Chicago, a collaboration between Harold Washington College and Gallery 37, presents this opportunity to sample its adult education program (with a session on Screen Printing or Floral Design, or Pop-up Books, for example) after an hour-long reception with appetizers. In the Center Space Gallery, 5th floor, starting at 5:30 PM. $19. 66 E Randolph. For more information, call 312-744-9976 or visit the website.

Introduction to Fermentation

Sandor Ellix Katz, aka Sandorkraut, has been promoting the glories of fermentation through his web site, Wild Fermentation, and books on fermentation and food revolutionaries. He's giving a talk and demonstration from 7 to 9 pm at the Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler, (773) 472-6725. There's a $10 suggested fee. He's also appearing later in the week, talking about cider and pickled vegetables. Check his web site for details.

Mole and Tequila Dinner @ Adobo Grill

As part of its Oaxacan Mole Festival which runs from September 11 - 16 at both Chicago locations, Adobo Grill in Old Town will offer a Mole and Tequila Dinner tonight from 7 to 9 pm. The cost is $25.00 per person, and reservations can be made by calling 312-266-7999.

 

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