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Thursday, April 27
Regressive Films presents the premiere of You Weren't There, a documentary chronicling the history of Chicago punk from 1977 to 1984. Among the bands featured in the film will be Naked Raygun, The Effigies, Big Black, Subverts, Tutu & the Pirates, Savage Beliefs, End Result and many more. The film screens tonight at 7:30 PM at the Portage Theater (4050 N. Milwaukee). Tickets are $10. After the screening head on over to the Beat Kitchen for a show featuring some of the bands in the film: The Mentally Ill, Negative Element, End Result, and other surprises. See the Regressive Films site for full details.
Looking for something truly unique in a mass-produced world? Stop by Crafted: The Hand-Made Market of Exquisite and Curious Things this Saturday November 24 from 10 am until 4 pm. The shopping event features 30 of the finest local artists and crafters offering everything from handspun yarn to recycled jewelry. The event takes place at the Wrigleyville Goose Island Pub, 3535 N Clark Street, and admission is free. Visit their website for more details.
North Center boutique Stellar 26 (4146 N Lincoln Ave) will host an eco-friendly trunk show on November 24th for all those environmentally conscious fashionistas. From 10 am until 6 pm, shoppers can browse Elyse C. Bec’s green scarves, hats, and mittens while munching on breakfast treats from Baked. Call for more information (773-388-2626) or visit their website.
Julia Wertz, author of the comic Fart Party, will be at Quimby's, 1854 W. North Ave., for a book-signing from 8pm to 9pm. Come for the cupcakes! Stay for the fart party!