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Sunday, January 24

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World Kitchen Learning Series: Top Tens

The World KItchen celebrates 10 years of cooking classes by cooking some of their favorite recipes from past classes today from 11am-2pm at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph Street. This class is offered through the City of Chicago's World Kitchen learning series. Admission is $30 and pre-registration is required.

CHIRP Record Fair @ Plumber's Hall

Do yourself (and other vinyl lovers) a favor and coordinate your spring cleaning with the CHIRP Record Fair. Donate your cast off records or CDs by contacting CHIRP's music director Michael Ardiaolo at mpardiaolo@gmail.com. CHIRP will arrange for the pick up of all donations. The Record Fair and Other Delights will be held today and tomorrow at Plumber's Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd) from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $7 or $5 with any CHIRP RF ad. Visit their website for the latest information, a full list of performers and dealers, and to sign up to sell your cast-offs.

Free Dumpling Making Workshop @ Antena

Local artist Sarah Best will be leading a free dumpling workshop today at Antena (1765 S. Laflin St.). Come by anytime between 12-5pm, bring your favorite dumpling fillings, something to trade, or a gift for your fearless leader! Or make other crafts with supplies you bring or find in the space!

The Partly Dave Show @ Neo-Futurarium

Local author, actor, poet and Facebook god Dave Awl presents the latest installment of The Partly Dave Show, an evening of music, readings and other verbal talent. Tonight's theme is "The Universe Next Door," and promises to feature some parallel historical fiction presented by Dave and his co-hosts Christopher Piatt and Diana Slickman. Music will be provided by The Maybenauts. Tickets are $12 or pay-what-you-can, and it all happens at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland at Foster). For complete information about the show, please see The Partly Dave Show on Facebook.

Handmade Nation Screening @ Film Row Cinema

As part of a series of workshops and screenings, IFP/Chicago presents a screening of the documentary Handmade Nation, which features interviews with a lot of local crafters. The film screens this evening at 6pm at Film Row Cinema (1104 S. Wabash, 8th floor). Tickets are available through the IFP/Chicago Website.

Monsieur Verdoux @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents a screening of Charlie Chaplin's little-known 1947 film Monsieur Verdoux, featuring Chaplin as a Parisian bank clerk who lures women into marriage and kills them! Inspired by an idea from Orson Welles and featuring a performance by Martha Raye, Monsieur Verdoux is a much darker film than the lighthearted comedies Chaplin is famous for. The film screens at the Film Center this afternoon at 5 PM, and again on Wednesday, April 22 at 6 PM. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Rocco Deluca and The Burden

Rocco Deluca and the Burden will be performing at the House of Blues on Saturday April 18 at 8:30pm. Doors open at 7pm and it is a 17+ show. For more information click here.

Campfire Ball

N9NE Steakhouse and ghostbar (440 W. Randolph) are teaming up for this fundraiser to support One Step at a Time Camps for children with cancer. Enjoy cocktails and camp-themed foods, rock out to tunes, and bid on silent auction items. 7-1pm. Tickets are $75 in advance, $100 at the door. They can be purchased online. For more information call 312-235-6836.

Record Store Day

It's time for the annual tradition of Record Store Day, a celebration of the independent record seller. Today a bunch of participating stores in the Chicago area (see the Record Store Day Website for a list) will be offering in-store performances and limited-edition releases available only at participating stores. So if you're still into the physical aspect of music, get yourself down to your local independent music store today!

Rockfest @ Rock Bottom Brewery

Rock Bottom Brewery (1 W. Grand) hosts their 2nd annual Rockfest this afternoon from 1-5pm, in which 50 beers from all eight of Rock Bottom's Midwest outlets compete against each other to win the Golden Bung Hammer. Sample the beers and vote for your favorites. Tickets are $25 and are available online or at the door.

Snuggie Pub Crawl

The first-ever Snuggie Publ Crawl runs today from noon to 8pm. Grab your Snuggie and get drinking! The Apartment, Lions Head Pub, Barleycorn's, Kendall's, Kelsey's, Omalley's, Halligan's and Sterch's will be participating in the crawl, and "closing ceremonies" start at 7:30pm at Lions Head/Apartment. Each bar will have drink specials, and a portion of the proceeds benefit Karama Connection/AC Orphanage. Tickets are $22 online, $25 at the door. Register at Lion's Head or The Apartment.

Green City Market @ Peggy Notebaert

Green City Market's first year round market runs every first and third Saturday through April 18 inside the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum , 2430 N. Cannon, from 8am to 1pm Bus: 151 Sheridan, 76 Diversey - or ride your bicycle.

 

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