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Friday, March 1

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Oso @ Ronny's

As mentioned in Transmission, Oso will be bringing their eclectic brand of world infused rock music to Ronny's at 9pm. The show is $6 and is 21+

Asian American showcase @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents the 14th Asian American Showcase, featuring the best recent work from Asian American directors. The showcase starts tonight with the opening film Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe, and runs through April 16. See the Film Center's Website for a complete schedule of films. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Interview Show @ The Hideout

Mark Bazer's monthly Interview Show runs tonight at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Guests this month are Anthony Moseley, executive artistic director of Collaboraction; Tito Beveridge, founder of Tito's Handmade Vodka; Anni Rossi, singer-songwriter; and Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune entertainment reporter and author of The Foie Gras Wars. $5 cover, 21 and over.

Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten @ Charleston

Norwegian bassist Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten returns to chicago to reunite with some old improvised jazz friends. Tonight he plays with Paul Giallorenzo, Jeb Bishop and Tim Daisy at Charleston. 2076 N. Hoyne. 773-489-4757.

The Heartless Bastards @ Bottom Lounge

The Heartless Bastards are touring on the heels of their appearance at sxsw and tonight they make their Chicago stop at Bottom Lounge. You'll find yourself swaying through melodies and guitar riffs one minute, then tapping your boots to the beat the next. Their down-home punk-rock is all brought together by the dynamic vocals of Bastard's leader Erika Wennerstrom. Tonight they are opening for The Gaslight Anthem; Good Old War also opens. 1375 W. Lake St. 8pm. 18 & up. Sold Out.

RampFest @ Garfield Park Conservatory

It's time to celebrate spring with...ramps! Glorious ramps! RampFest , a tribute to the first partygoer to the spring growing season, is tonight at the Garfield Park Conservatory from 7-9:30pm. Ramp-heavy dishes by chefs such as Paul Virant (Vie), Paul Kahan (Blackbird), and Carrie Nahabedian (Naha) are on the menu, along with a silent and live auction. Journalist and Cattle Rancher Bill Kurtis will be there, too. Event benefits The Land Connection. Tickets $75-125.

Livewire Theatre's "Wonder of the World" @ The Side Project 8pm

Livewire Theatre performs its Jeff Recommended version of Wonder of the World by David Linsday Abaire.

From The Onion: "The story follows thirtysomething Cass as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery after making a shocking discovery in her husband's sweater drawer. She ends up in Niagara Falls, and the zany events that follow include encounters with bickering detectives, a suicidal alcoholic, a lonely tourboat captain, and an enormous jar of peanut butter."

From "...this show is hilarious! Laugh out loud, things should be coming out of your nose funny."

The Side Project Theatre
1439 W Jarvis

David Burke's Primehouse third anniversary

Celebrate Primehouse's 3rd anniversary and get free stuff with your fancy steak.
Now until April 4th, guests who order the 55-Day Dry-Aged Ribeye will receive a complimentary sommelier's choice glass of wine and a free slice of their signature dessert, the Slice of Prime - decadent layers of rich chocolate mousse, cake and fudge with s'mores ice cream. Maybe that takes some of the sting out of a $65 price tag for a 20 oz bone in cut? Dry aged in the signature pink salt-lined meat cellar, this steak is worth a celebration.

David Burke's Primehouse
616 N Rush St



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