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Wednesday, October 28

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World Kitchen Learning Series: No Money, No Time

The "No Money, No Time" class, part of the city's World Kitchen learning series, will get you cooking quickly with on a budget. Class runs 6-8pm at the Gallery 37 Center for Arts at 66 East Randolph, admission is $30, and registration is required.

Comic Book 101 @ Third Coast Comics

Third Coast Comics hosts Comic Book 101 for those who want to know the difference between a graphic novel and a comic book...but were too afraid to ask. Other comic book related inquiries will also be discussed. The learning begins at 7pm. Third Coast Comics is located at 6234 N Broadway, (847) 863-7450.

King Kong Radio Drama @ the Spot

Project 891 is performing "King Kong, the Radio Show" at 7:00 pm at The Spot, 4437 N. Broadway. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Anatomie Trunk Show @ Equinox

The Shop at Equinox (1750 N Clark Street) will hold an Anatomie trunk show on Thursday September 24th through Friday September 25th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, call 312-254-4000.

Blogapalooza @ The 900 Shops

The 900 Shops (900 N. Michigan Avenue) host Blogapalooza Thursday September 24th from 5 to 7 pm. The event is free and features music, refreshments, raffles, discounts, and a chance to meet your friendly neighborhood bloggers. Visit ChicagoNow's website for more details or call 312-915-3916.

Photobooth Make-out Party

312Photobooth and co-host a photobooth "make-out party" in the back room of Bar DeVille, 1958 W. Huron, tonight from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Bring your significant other and make out in the retro-style digital photobooth. Everyone will get a free copy of their digital photos. More details here. 21+

The OTHER Dance Festival @ Hamlin Park Fieldhouse

Since 2002, the Chicago Moving Company has been providing an annual venue for Chicago dance companies to present their work, and for Chicago audiences to sample more than a dozen different artists and groups at The OTHER Dance Festival. This weekend's performers are: Breakbone DanceCo, Cindy Brandle Dance Company, Dance COLEctive, Matthew Hollis, Mordine & Co. Dance Theater, and Janet Schmid.

$12-$15, 7:30 p.m., Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater, 3035 N. Hoyne. Click here or call 773.880.5402 for tickets.

David Daniell and Douglas McCombs @ The Hideout

David Daniell (of San Agustin) and Douglas McCombs (of Tortoise), two Chicago music stalwarts, are going to be celebrating the release of "Sycamore", their first collaboration together, at the Hideout on September 24th! All three drummers who played on "Sycamore": Frank Rosaly, John Herndon and Steven Hess, will also make appearances throughout this special extended set. Special guest Jack Rose. 9pm. Tickets are $10. 1354 W. Wabansia. 21+

Paul Nudd Gallery Talk @ Western Exhibitions

Western Exhibitions is hosting a free gallery talk with Paul Nudd, creator of the playful and intricate, if slightly repulsive Vomitromiton painting show that is currently living in the gallery. 6 pm. 119 N Peoria St., 2nd Floor.

Intonation Music Workshop Silent Auction @ Darkroom Bar

Intonation Music Workshop is holding a Silent Auction tonight at Darkroom to raise money for their music education programs. They provide instruments and lessons to children, and at the end of the program they perform their own material in a community performance. Items up for bidding include a guitar signed by The Hold Steady, a tour of the set of ABC's Private Practice from star Paul Adelstein, and a script from the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County signed by author Tracy Letts and director Anna Shapiro. Tickets are $10, or $20 with a raffle ticket to win a prize package from Hot Doug's! Tickets can be purchased from Intonation's website or at Brown Paper Tickets. 2210 W. Chicago Ave. 6-9pm.

Mexican Fiesta Farm Dinner @ Heritage Prairie Farm

It's not too late to get back to the farm before the frost sets in! Heritage Prairie Farm continues their monthly family-style farm dinner right there on the agricultural premises, featuring the fruits of their own land. The main table will feature slow-braised beef barbacoa with ancho and cacao, black bean and epazote tamales, chayote and butternut squash hash, chilaquiles, dessert apple empanadas and more. The full menu is available on the event website.

Also included is a tour of the farm and mariachi band. The dinner is BYOB (and drinks will also be available to purchase by the glass), starts at 6pm, and costs $65 per adult. Tickets available online. Call Portia Bellow Lowndes for more information: (630) 443-8253. Heritage Prairie is located just west of Randall Road on Highway 38. 2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn Illinois 60119.

Fun. @ Schubas

Former singer of The Format, Nate Ruess, is coming through town with his new project, Fun., along with ex-Anathallo member Andrew Dost and Steel Train's Jack Antonoff. Be sure to check them out now for their headlining gig at the intimate Schubas - just after this short tour they'll be jumping on tour with Taking Back Sunday as the opening act. Phoenix's Miniature Tigers opens this all-ages show at Schubas. The show costs $10 and starts at 7 pm but is SOLD OUT. Schubas is located at 3159 N Southport Ave.

Battle of the DJs @ Ohm

Dozens of Chicago's hottest DJs compete in the third (and final) round of preliminary battle tonight at Ohm Nightlife (1958 W. North Ave). Winners from this and the previous two prelims will advance to the Final Round and face-off later this month. Hosted by Chicago start-up RemixGalaxy, the Rockstar-sponsored event promises USB drive giveaways and loads of free energy drinks. Showcase starts at 10PM. 21+



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