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Monday, January 21

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Veggie Bingo @ Hideout

If you liked the wildly successful Soup and Bread series at the Hideout from earlier this year, then you'll love Veggie Bingo, which brings together bingo and food--a weekly event where participants play the venerable old-school game and win locally made or grown prizes such as a jar of honey, a bar of soap...and the grand prize being a box of produce from Irv and Shelley's (whoa!). Event runs Wednesdays beginning July 8 through September 9 from 6-8pm at the Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia; cards are $1 each (six for $5) and can be purchased onsite. Hot dogs and tofu pups will be served, so all your early evening needs will be met. All proceeds benefit NeighborSpace.

The Day of the Hunter @ the Chicago Cultural Center

Cinema/Chicago, the presenter of the Chicago International Film Festival, once again is teaming up with Chicago's various consulates and cultural organizations to present the sixth annual International Summer Screening Program at the Chicago Cultural Center (77 E. Randolph Street).

The July 29th screening of The Day of the Hunter is presented by the Consulate General of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Chicago. Nando was out of the drug-running business for four years before a corrupt officer pulled him back in. Presented with an offer he can't refuse, Nando goes back to Columbia with cocaine as a favor to the officer. When he returns to his hometown he finds himself stuck with the wrap and on the run. Smart with revenge, Nando goes on a suicidal mission to right the wrongs done to him. A great thriller full of corruption and excitement, you can't go wrong with The Day of the Hunter.

Admission is free and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Screening starts at 6:30 pm.

Invent the Future Workshop @ Argonne National Lab TRACC Center

How should the region plan for the year 2040? This summer, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will hold dozens of free public workshops called GO TO 2040 "Invent the Future". Information you contribute at these meetings will help CMAP develop a preferred scenario that will best reflect the region's desired future. Tonight’s workshop takes place from 6-8pm at the Transportation Research and Analysis Computation Center (TRACC)
DuPage Airport Authority Flight Center, 2700 International Drive, West Chicago, IL 60185. Click here for directions. Visit goto2040.org for more information and to register.

Invent the Future Workshop @ Active Transportation Alliance

How should the region plan for the year 2040? This summer, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will hold dozens of free public workshops called GO TO 2040 "Invent the Future". Information you contribute at these meetings will help CMAP develop a preferred scenario that will best reflect the region's desired future. Tonight’s workshop takes place from 6-8pm at the Active Transportation Alliance, 9 West Hubbard St., Suite 402, 4th Floor Conference Room, Chicago. Visit goto2040.org for more information and to register.

The Dead Weather @ The Vic

The Dead Weather, featuring Jack White (The White Stripes); Alison Mosshart (The Kills); Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs); and Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age), play their second of two shows tonight at The Vic (3145 N Sheffield). Show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available here.

Bridging the Gap: Medical Humanities, Bioethics, and Society

This Science Conversation sponsored by Science Chicago features Laurie Zoloth, Ph.D., Director of Northwestern University's Center for Bioethics at Northwestern University and Mark Siegler, M.D., Director of The University of Chicago's MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, who will discuss the increasingly fuzzy boundaries of bioethics and how medical research and policy affect our everyday lives. The discussion takes place from 6-7:30 PM at the Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern School of Law, Arthur Rubloff Building
(375 E. Chicago Ave.). Free, but registration recommended by calling 773-947-3150 or e-mailing rsvp@sciencechicago.com.

Savor the Seasons "Carrot Fest" @ Green City Market

Learn how to store your carrot stash before its growing season ends so that you can enjoy it for months to come today at 9:30am at the Green City Market, Stockton and LaSalle Drives.

Jeannie Stephenson-Posilovich @ Green City Market

Jeannie Stephenson-Posilovich of The Goddess and Grocer will give a cooking demonstration today at 10:30am at the Green City Market, Stockton and LaSalle Drives.

 

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