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Friday, August 19

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The Indian Boundary Line @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents the world premiere of The Indian Boundary Line, a documentary focused on Chicago's Rogers Avenue. The director, local musician and filmmaker Thomas Comerford, will be in attendance for the screening. The event happens tonight at 6pm. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

A Sweet Kinda Town @ Chicago History Museum

Learn all about Chicago's historical connection to confections tonight at 7pm at the Chicago History Museum (North and Clark) with author Beth Kimmerle, who will be signing copies of her new book Blommer: An American Chocolate Legacy afterward. Cost $8-10.

Armita Raafat Artist Talk @ threewalls

This month, Armita Raafat has a solo show at threewalls gallery at 119 N. Peoria #2d. Raafat was born in Chicago but returned to her parents' homeland, Iran, in the 80s, during the Iran-Iraq War. This experience, as well as her cultural background, informed the concepts in her work. Raafat incorporates the architecture of muqarnas with Persian textiles, plaster, mirrors, paint, and papier mache and creates pieces that make the viewer question if the art is half-done or perhaps falling apart before their eyes.

At 6pm, Raafat will speak about her processes and influences.

Dirty Needles Craft Night @ The Hideout

Hang out with the coolest chicks (and the occasional dude) in town tonight, at the coolest bar in town, making stuff! What kind of stuff? Whatever you want! Mostly scarves, I think, but tonight Vera Videnovich will teach you how to build a drop spindle out of old cds. So bring your old CDs. Oh, and valentines. Lots of valentines will be made. This event is from
5:30pm - 8:30pm at The Hideout: 1354 W. Wabansia.

World Kitchen Learning Series: Exploring Breads of the South

Biscuits, cornbread, quick cakes and everything that is southern breads will be explored in this class, part of the World Kitchen learning series offered by the City of Chicago. Class runs 6-8:30pm at Gallery 37 for the Arts, 66 East Randolph. Pre-registration required; admission is $30.



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