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Tuesday, September 19

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Magic Chicago's Spooky Halloween Show @ City Lit Theater

Starring Robert Charles and Benjamin Barnes, with special guests Neil Tobin (Supernatural Chicago's necromancer) and Mr. Ash. Recommended for ghouls and goblins 17 years and older. 7:30 pm. City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr. $20. Call 773-334-4192, or visit the Website.

Halloween Blowout @ Hidden Shamrock

In addition to a costume contest, this bash also features a fake orgasm contest. Now, that's a contest that a feminist can really get behind, because you know the winner is going to be a woman. Also featuring performances by Pete Greenwood, Mark Jordan, Bitter Blue Funk, Joe Krall, Division & Honore, and Your Little Ponies. Dance all night long. 2723 N. Halsted. Call 773-883-0304 for more info.

Break Beats and Funky Drumming: An Oral History of Funk, Soul, and Hip-Hop

Clyde Stubblefiled and Kool Herc highlight the Public Square's presentation "Break Beats and Funky Drumming: An Oral History of Funk, Soul, and Hip-Hop" at the UIC THEATRE (1044 W. Harrison Street, near the corner of Harrison and Morgan) L285 Lecture Hall, EPASW.

The event is free and open to the public (and light refreshments will be served), but they recommend that you make a reservation by calling 312.413.5353.

For more information check out the website.

Wine Tasting @ Binny's

A "Best of the Best" Wine Tasting will be held at Binny's downtown Chicago location tonight (Thursday, November 1) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $35 for Binny's card members and $45 for non-members.
Best of the Best Wine Tasting at Binny's in Downtown Chicago.

Call (312)332-0012 or email for reservations (recommended).


Binny's
213 W. Grand Avenue

Fiery Furnaces, Pit er Pat @ Logan Square

It wasn't too long ago that Thrill Jockey courted the tender trio of Pit er Pat over to their label for their second release. Although the Fiery Furnaces released five albums on Rough Trade, some Chicago charm (or the fact that the siblings grew up in Oak Park) drew them to the House that Bettina Built. Now both of them are returning home to the Logan Square on All Hallow's Eve (or as we call it, Wednesday). Show starts at 8PM.

"Jukebox of the Dead" @ the Empty Bottle

Get ready for terror! Mucca Pazza, Chicago's only "circus-punk marching band", headlines the 8th Annual "Jukebox of the Dead" Halloween spectacular at the Empty Bottle. Expect an explosive show guaranteed to bring back the dead and frighten little children. The Detholz! (who started the Jukebox eight years ago) and local one-man wrecking crew Lord of the Yum-Yum open, and really must be seen to be believed.

 

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