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Saturday, July 11

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The Annuals @ Subterranean

Charlotte, NC's The Annuals play at the Subterranean this evening, sharing the bill with fellow Southern popsters and labelmates Manchester Orchestra and The Nevers. See our Transmission page for details. 2011 W. North Ave. Doors open at 6;30pm, show starts at 7; and tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Comedy Speaks @ Chicago History Museum

As part of a series on comedy in Chicago, NPR personality Scott Simon talks with leading comics about their trade. 6:30 PM, $12. 1601 N Clark. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 312-642-4600 or visit the website.

Goose Island Release Party @ The Map Room

Goose Island brewers offer samples of Bourbon County Stout, Imperial IPA and other beers as part of The Map Room's International Night. Free food provided by Goose Island Wrigleyville. See The Map Room website for more information on this and other International Night offerings held every Tuesday. The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne Ave. 773-252-7636.

Cityscape as Landscape @ Gene Siskel Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents "Cityscape as Landscape: The City as an Ever Variable Constant", a collection of eight short films spanning 1932 to 1975. Chicago's developing industrial terrain is documented in films such as Wayne Boyer's "The Building: Chicago Stock Exchange" (1975), Jack Behrend's time-lapse footage of the construction of the Equitable building (1964), and others. Watch out Springfield: Chicago is a city on the...grow! 6:00pm. General admission tickets $9. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N.State St. 312-846-2600.

Ann Toebbe @ Three Walls

Ann Toebbe paints portraits of interior spaces that she reconstructs from memory. For her solo exhibition, Stained Glass, she's painted the Catholic church interiors she remembers from childhood, and her parents' living room at Christmas, hoping to translate her experience as an adult atheist artist into pictures that explore the mysticism of painting and the pop culture undertones of contemporary religion. Tonight at 7:30pm, she'll tell you all about her work in person. ThreeWalls, 119 N. Peoria #2D. For more info, visit the Website or call 312-432-3972.

 

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