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Friday, July 1
Chefs from culinary powerhouses Vie, Custom House, 312 Chicago and Publican will be cooking up finds from the Green City Market and pairing them with Goose Island beers tonight at their 1800 N. Clybourn brewpub for an event benefitting the Market. Your $150 ticket covers the food and the fun. Email to RSVP.
Slow Food Chicago will be hosting a dinner at Le Lan (749 N Clark) tonight at 7:30p featuring fruit from Seedling Farm. The $75.00 ticket price includes wine and tip. Call Le Lan to RSVP (312-280-9100).
Catch some dynamic sounds and energy on your midday break by heading over to Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion between 12:15 and 1:30 pm to hear the latest in the musical events series hosted by Pitchfork, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Empty Bottle. This week's performance features a musical collaboration between the stalwart Dutch punk-folk rockers
Featherproof Books celebrates the release of another book - Zach Plague's boring boring boring boring boring boring boring - with a launch party at the Hideout. Admission is $5 and the party will also celebrate Featherproof friend James Kennedy's novel release, titled The Order of Odd-Fish, and a performance by his band Brilliant Pebbles. There will be prizes, improvised scenes based on the reading, a performance by the band Punk Band and a contest to "Give Zach a New Pseudonym." 8pm at 1354 W. Wabansia. Call 773-227-4433 for more information.
Join Human Rights Watch Chicago tonight at 7:30pm for its first ever networking happy hour at Danny's, 1951 W. Dickens Ave. Enjoy drinks and conversation, then take a look at the sentencing of juveniles to life without parole via a talk with Shobha Mehta from Illinois LWOP. Free; drink specials will be available. 21 and over. For more information, contact Steve Steim at email@example.com or 312-573-2450.