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Wednesday, December 8

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No Impact Man @ Green Street Theater

Mindful Metropolis presents a special Chicago showing of No Impact Man, a documentary that follows the life of Colin Beavan as he decides to completely eliminate his personal impact on the environment for one year. This means going vegetarian, buying locally, avoiding elevators, television, cars, buses, and airplanes, as well as toxic cleaning products, electricity, and all material consumption. Doors open at 5:30pm for the reception, with food catered by City Provisions and desserts by The Chicago Diner. The film will begin at 7pm, followed by a presentation from local experts, including Associate Director for the Delta Institute and Director of the Green Business Development Center, Wyllys Mann, and Journalist, Writer, and Homesteader, Deborah Neiman-Boehle. Tickets are $15 in advance. The Chicago Center for Performing Arts, 777 N. Green St.

The Way Things Are Closing Reception @ The Hyde Park Art Center

Tonight the Hyde Park Art Center hosts a closing reception and reading to celebrate the two-part installation The Way Things Are by David Schutter and Robert Peters. The event runs from 6-8pm and is free.

Metropolis with Orchestra @ Tivoli Theatre

It's a trek out of the city, but possibly worth the trip: The Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave. in Downers Grove, will be screening Metropolis with live accompaniment by the Carthage College Wind Orchestra at 7:30pm tonight. Tickets are $10/$8 for children.

World Kitchen Learning Series: Get into the Kitchen

Learn basic cooking skills at this four-part class. which is part of the World Kitchen learning series offered by the City of Chicago. Class runs 6-8:30pm at Gallery 37 for the Arts, 55 East Randolph. Pre-registration required; admission is $30. Future classes are April 15, 22 and 29.

The xx @ Lincoln Hall

The latest crop of famous alumni from London's Elliott School includes Burial, Four Tet, part of Hot Chip and the xx. On their debut album last year, the xx established themselves with a dream pop sound that echoes notable elements of the Cocteau Twins and Mazzy Star. The xx play two shows at 6pm and 9:30pm at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln. Both are sold out, so get there early in the hopes that you can take advantage of a stranger's friend bailing out (they always do).

Emily Wardill Screening and Q&A @ Gene Siskel

Everything I Tell You Now Is True: The Short Films of Emily Wardill
is being screened tonight at 6pm as part of the Conversations at the Edge series at Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St. Wardill will be at the screening in person for a discussion afterward. General admission is $10.

South Loop Film Festival

The first annual South Loop Film Festival is "a celebration of independent film with a connection to the Midwest," screening at the Showplace Icon Theaters, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd., tonight at 7:30pm. The festival will feature locally produced short films, animation, trailers and music videos, each under 10 minutes. Tickets are $10 online.

312 Fashion Runway Series @ Loft on Lake

The 312 Fashion Runway Series begins tonight Thursday April 8th with designer vignettes from local Chicago designers Jess Audey, Kate Boggiano, Borris Powell, and Anna Hovet. The hosted cocktail hour begins at 7 pm and the show begins at 8:30 pm at the Loft on Lake (1366 West Lake Street). The $35 tickets include admission to the cocktail reception, the show, and the after party at The Underground. To purchase tickets and for more information about the 312 Fashion Runway Series, visit their website.



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