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Thursday, October 17

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It Came From The Neo-Futurarium: Coyote Ugly

The Neo-Futurists wind up their seventh annual "film fest" of staged readings of the worst films ever! Tonight's film is the last one, and it's a good one: Coyote Ugly, with girls gone wild on bars! 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.

Show & Tell: An Evening of New Ideas @ IIT Institute of Design

The IIT Institute of Design invites you to attend the premiere of Show & Tell, an exposition reviewing such socially and environmentally significant topics as sustainability, global mapping, and bling. This exploration of new ideas will include four presentations and a cocktail reception, hosted at 350 N. LaSalle Street, second floor, starting at 5:00pm. Reservations are required and seats are limited. RSVP to Elizabeth Collins at ecollins@id.iit.edu or 312.595.2222.

Tiki Drinks Mixology Seminar @ Sam's South Loop

Learn how to make the perfect Zombie and more at a special tiki drink mixology seminar at Sam's Wine & Spirits in the South Loop, 50 E. Roosevelt, tonight from 7pm to 8:30pm. The seminar is led by James Teitelbaum, author of Tiki Road Trip; the $25 registration fee includes an autographed copy of the book. Space is limited; register in advance here. 21+

John Caveny @ 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 John Caveny of Caveny Farms in Wisconsin (heritage poultry production) who will speak from 1-2pm.

Kevin Coval's Everyday People @ Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

HBO Def Poet Kevin Coval performs with teen poets from Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Teen Poetry Festival, in celebration of his debut book of poems entitled Everyday People. Coval's performance, part of Victory Gardens' Fresh Squeezed series, also runs on Friday, August 1. Tickets can be purchased through the Victory Gardens website or by calling the box office at 773-871-3000; prices range from $15 (which includes a CD from Coval) to $30 (which includes the CD and a copy of Everyday People. 7:30pm. 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.

Daily Candy Lexicon @ Book Cellar

Expand your vocabulary with the editors of Daily Candy Lexicon: Words That Don't Exist But Should. The book is a glossary of clever words you've never heard and the latest hip expressions. Free at 7pm at 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

 

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