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Monday, May 20

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It Came From The Neo-Futurarium: Ninja III: The Domination

The Neo-Futurists present their seventh annual "film fest" of staged readings of the worst films ever! Tonight's film is Ninja III: The Domination, which promises to answer all the questions that the previous two Ninja films left unanswered. It Came From The Neo-Futurarium happens every Thursday night through July 31. Tickets are $10, $2 off for students and repeat customers, and the shows start at 8:00 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets please see the Neo-Futurist Website. Neo-Futurarium: 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster). (773) 275-5255.

Queer Porn-ucopia @ Leather Archives

Sex writer Amy Andre and adult toy store Early to Bed co-present Queer Porn-ucopia, an evening of "the sexiest scenes of queer lust ever caught on film," tonight at 7pm at the Leather Archives & Museum, 6418 N. Greenview Ave. Tickets are available at the door, or in advance at Early To Bed, 5232 N. Sheridan, for a suggested donation of $8 - $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds). 21+

Stan Schutte @ Eli's Cheesecake Factory

Eli's Cheesecake Factory (6701 W. Forest Pk Drive) holds a farmer's market onsite on Thursdays, along with guest speakers for a lecture series on local and sustainable farming. Today's guest is Stan Schutte of Triple S Farm, who will speak from 1-2pm.

Wine. Dine. Donate. @ MK

Eat some farm-fresh goodness and wine (yay!) for charity tonight at MK (868 N. Franklin). Wine. Dine. Donate. will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository and feature food by MK's own Michael Kornick and Pastry Chef Amy Sampson. Reception begins at 6:15pm, dinner is at 7:15pm; tickets are $125.

Poetry Night @ Book Cellar

Come to the Book Cellar tonight for an evening of free poetry readings. Tonight's featured poets are Kathleen Rooney, Cheri Taylor, Gregg Shapiro and Kate Dougherty. 7pm at 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

Newberry Library Book Fair

It's time again for one of the city's biggest book fairs. With over 100,000 donated books in 60 categories, the Newberry Library Book Fair is sure to offer something for everyone and for a good price, too - most books are priced under $2. Check the website for a list of some of the more random things you'll find at this year's fair. Free admission; 12pm-8pm at 60 W. Walton. Call 312-943-9090 for general information.

The Black Ghosts @ Smartbar

British dance rockers The Black Ghostsplay tonight at Smartbar, 3730 N. Clark St. Bio-Booster and Pete Augusta open. Doors open at 10pm; tickets are $5 before 11pm, $10 after. 21+

The Heaven Seventies, White Hot Knife, Holding Mercury, Welcome to Cambridge @ Bottom Lounge

Popular dance popsters The Heaven Seventies headline a circus of a show at the new Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake. 80s-hot Q101 faves White Hot Knife open, followed by Holding Mercury and fashion-rockers Welcome to Cambridge.

8pm doors, 9pm show. $7 in advance (sell out expected) or $10 at the door. 21+. Tickets available online.

Locrian tour kick-off @ Cobra Lounge w/ Rabit Rabbit, Animal Law

Locrian, a duo of guitar and electronics, kicks off its mini-tour at the Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland). Also on the bill will be Rabid Rabbit and Animal Law. More information, including a review of Locrian's debut LP, over at Transmission.

 

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