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Monday, October 25

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Fiery Furnaces @ The Hideout

Fiery Furnaces and Double Daggers play The Hideout (1354 W Wabansia) tonight (9pm; $15).

It Came From The Neo-Futurarium: Screaming Mimi

The Neo-Futurists continue their eighth annual "film fest" It Came From The Neo-Futurarium VIII: Legend of the Neo-Futurarium tonight with a staged reading of the 1958 Anita Ekberg film Screaming Mimi, directed by ensemble member Rachel Claff. The show starts tonight at 8pm at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland). Tickets are $10, or $8 for students with ID and repeat customers. For more information please visit the Neo-Futurist Website or call the Neo-Hotline at (773) 275-5255.

Cory Doctorow @ Griffin Theatre's Little Brother

Author and blogger Cory Doctorow will be attending tonight's performance of Little Brother, the Griffin Theatre stage adaptation of Doctorow's recent YA novel. The company has organized a meetup at Jack's Bar & Grill (2856 N. Southport) before the play. The meetup runs between 5:45pm and 7pm. Little Brother is being performed at the Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport, today and on future Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. The production runs through July 19. See the Griffin Theatre website for production details and to purchase tickets.

Red, White, and Boobs Bar Top Burlesque @ The Blue Bayou

The beautiful broads from Vaudezilla are declaring "independence from their clothes" this Thursday July 9 at 10 p.m. Stop by and catch their "Red, White, and Boobs" bar top burlesque at the Blue Bayou (3734 N Southport Avenue, 773 871-3300). The show is free so there's no excuse to not to join the revolution against modesty! Visit Vaudezilla's website for more details and a list of performers.

Rachael Yamagata and Bumpus @ Logan Square Auditorium

Local group Bumpus and former member Rachael Yamagata take the stage tonight for charity. All proceeds benefit the Ryszard Basiura Fund. DJ set by Darren Spitzer (formerly of The Changes). Check our music section, Transmission, for more details. 2539 N Kedzie. 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 in advance / $30 at the door. 21+

Bastille Day 5K Run, Walk & Block Party

This annual 5K run & walk in honor of France's national holiday goes through the West Loop on a flat, fast course. The race gets underway at 7:30pm at Jackson and Aberdeen and ends at a block party with live music by Dot Dot Dot, food, and beer that lasts until 10pm. The entry fee is $30. Register online or at the packet pick-up. In order to take part in the chip-timed run, you must pre-register. Race day registrants can participate in a "fun run."



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