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Friday, August 19

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Facets Night School: Lady Terminator

Facets Cinematheque brings back their Night School series of midnight films and lectures. Tonight's kickoff film is the Indonesian film Lady Terminator from 1989. The film will be preceded by a lecture on Indonesian exploitation films by Facets employee Lew Ojeda. Facets Night School screenings are $5 (free for Facets members!), and include an educational packet of notes and articles for each class. The show starts at midnight tonight; advance tickets are available through Ticketweb. Facets: 1517 W. Fullerton. For more information about Facets Night School contact Phil Morehart at (800) 331-6197.

Jemina Pearl,White Mystery, and Swiss Dots @ Beat Kitchen

Jemina Pearl (former frontwoman of Be Your Own Pet) plays the Beat Kitchen, located at 2100 W. Belmont. Doors open at 9, and the show starts at 9:30pm with opening act Swiss Dots and White Mystery. The show is 17+ and tickets are $10.

Ranger IPA Party @ Lincoln Park Whole Foods

Kingsbury Whole Foods is throwing a party in of honor of the newest New Belgium beer, Ranger IPA. Beer News says about the hoppy brew, "the beer made an appearance on draft at the Boise Beer Fest this past August but will now be available in 6-packs year-round. This appears to be the brewery’s first-ever IPA to appear in bottles, a feat considering the brewery has maintained several flagship beers for many years." If you buy a six pack, you get a free New Belgium goblet. The party is from 3pm-7pm at 1550 N. Kingsbury.

Jacques Tati double feature @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center kicks off a month-long Jacques Tati series by screening his first two M. Hulot films today: Mr. Hulot's Holiday at 3pm; and Jour de Fete at 4:45pm. You can see either movie separately, or see them both at a discounted price. See the Film Center Website for full details and a complete schedule of films. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Susan Giles Buildings and Gestures @ Kavi Gupta

Susan Giles' work considers the relationship between memory and architecture. Her solo show of sculptures, installation, and a video, titled Buildings and Gestures, opens today at Kavi Gupta Gallery and will stay up through March 13. Kavi Gupta Gallery is located at 835 W. Washington. Visit their website for more information.

Valentine's Day Gift Workshop at Lillstreet Art Center: Heart of Glass

Create stunning, multi-colored glass heart beads for loved ones at Lillstreet's Valentine's Day Gift Workshop: Heart of Glass. Attendees will learn how to melt and manipulate colored glass rods into heart-shaped beads, which can be strung to craft beautiful necklaces or earrings. All skill levels welcome. The workshop runs today and tomorrow from 1 to 5pm $95 for members/$100 for non-members.

Sara Broadstreet Trunk Show @ Wolfbait & B-girls

Wolfbait & B-girls (3131 W. Logan Blvd.; 312-698-8685), the Chicago favorite that carries only local designers and artists, hosts a Sara Broadstreet jewelry trunk show today Saturday February 6th from noon until 6 pm. Visit their website for more information and Broadstreet's etsy shop to view her work.

Ice Skating Lessons @ McCormick Tribune Plaza and Ice Rink

Lace up and show off your skills in skating... or falling at the ice rink on Michigan Ave. For those who wish, there will be free ice skating lessons today through February 28, Saturdays and Sundays 8am-10am. Open to all ages and skill levels. Millennium Park is also host to one of Chicago's hottest dance parties this winter with extended skating hours and a dance theme each weekend in February. A few themes include a tribute to Michael Jackson, Love songs and Twilight. Admission is free with own skates; skate rental is $10. Visit the website for a complete schedule and more information.

Sweet Saturday @ Garfield Park Observatory

Sweet Saturdays return to the Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N Central Park Ave) today from 11a to 4p. Focused on plants that provide the key ingredients to some of our favorite sweet treats, this family friendly event allows visitors of all ages to sample the facts, the flavors and the fun of some of the most tantalizing tropical treats. Today's feature is honey tasting, brought to you by the Conservatory's Volunteer Beekeepers, who care for the Conservatory's 12-hive apiary. There's also live music in Horticulture Hall's Sweet Saturdays' Tropical Café and hands-on activity stations. Suggested donation is $3.



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