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Saturday, December 9

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Film Boot Camp @ Chicago Photography Center

Join this beginner's course in film -- actual film! -- photography at the Chicago Photography Center, 3301 N. Lincoln. No previous experience, or even a camera, is required. The class runs from 9am-5pm and costs $225. Register online or call 773-549-1631.

Clothing Swap @ Empty Bottle

Start your spring cleaning early this year for a good cause and some recession-approved shopping by participating in the Chicago Clothing Swap. Delve into those closets and deliver all the unwanted goods at any of the drop off locations before March 29th. You will be given a receipt to be cashed in for chips at the Empty Bottle (1035 N Western Ave) today between 1pm and 4pm during the actual swap. For every one item given, you'll be allowed to take one new item. All the left-over goodies will be donated to Sarah's Circle, a resource for homeless women located in Uptown. For more information, visit the Chicago Clothing Swap's blog.

Godspell @ Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chicago

Trinity Lutheran, Northminster Presbyterian and Immanuel Lutheran Churches present Godspell, by Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz. Today's production will be held at 7:00pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chicago. A free will offering will be taken at each performance to benefit The Night Ministry, an organization providing aid to Chicago's homeless.

Buffalo Trace Whiskey Tasting @ Delilah's

Tonight Delilah's (2771 N. Lincoln Ave.) offers a complete portfolio tasting from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Representatives from the distillery will also be in attendance. 8 PM. Ages 21+. Free. Call 773-472-2771 for more info.

Blueblood, Pack A.D. @ Empty Bottle

We followed their trek to SXSW all last week, now catch them in their hometown. Blueblood plays at the Empty Bottle today for just $3. Pack A.D. and Nones also perform. Music at 9:30pm.

Rogers Park Dinner Crawl

Just $25 gets you four hours of dining options in Rogers Park on 3/29 for the Rogers Park Dinner Crawl. Alderman Joe Moore will be along for the ride as participants explore dining options in Rogers Park. Participating Restaurants include: African Harambee, Carribbean American Bakery, Charmers Cafe, Common Cup, Grande Noodle, Heartland Cafe, Jamaica Jerk, Lake Side Cafe, Las Islas Marias, Los Portales, Luzzat, Morseland, Masouleh, Sahara Kabob, and Taste Food & Wine. Check in first at DevCorp North's offices (1557 W. Howard St.) to pick up your "passport" and map. The shuttle service will drive the route continuously, allowing you to complete the Dinner Crawl at your own pace. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. Proceeds will go to support the work of DevCorp North. For more information, contact Katrina Balog at kbalog(at)devcorpnorth(dot)org, or call DevCorp North at 773-508-5885.

The Show 'n Tell Show

Hosted by designers Michael Renaud and Zach Dodson, The Show 'n Tell Show is a late night-style show where the guests are the city's most dynamic designers, photographers, illustrators and poster-makers. They each present a single project in a lively evening full of drinks, laughs, and design. 7pm @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee.



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