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Tuesday, July 16

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Holiday C.A.R.E. Faire @ Unitarian Church of Evanston

From 11 am to 5 pm at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge (at Greenwood), the Evantson Animal Shelter presents their Holiday C.A.R.E. Faire. Visitors can bring their puppies or kittens for a picture with Santa Claus, purchase homemade cookies in the Cookie Walk Bake Sale, buy gifts for pets, and enter a raffle to win a range of prizes. For more information, call (847) 866-5080, or visit

The Sea and Cake @ Lincoln Hall

Chicago group The Sea & Cake returns home for a show with Brighton MA tonight at Lincoln Hall. Their latest album, Car Alarm, was their eighth together, and showcases the "well-oiled band" they've become together over the years. Tickets are $18.00 ($20 Door). 10pm. 2424 N. Lincoln. 21+

Chicago Human Rhythms Project @ Harris Theater

The Chicago Human Rhythms Project (CHRP) will conclude its 20th season during Thanksgiving weekend performances at Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St. When you purchase a ticket to any of these performances, you'll be giving back to Chicago area non-profits through the Thanks 4 Giving program. You will receive a ten percent discount just by mentioning an area non-profit when purchasing your ticket. Plus, CHRP will donate 50 percent of the revenue from your ticket purchase to the organization you mention. Performances take place at 3 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are $15-55 and are available by calling 312-334-7777 or visiting

Dino-Mite Saturday @ Portage Theater

The Portage Theater presents Dino-Mite Saturday, an afternoon of dinosaur movies starting at 2pm. Among the movies presented will be Destroy All Monsters, The Land Unknown and Jurassic Park 3. Vendors will be selling collectible dinosaur and monster toys & memorabilia in the lobby of the theater. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Doors open at 1pm. Portage Theater: 4050 N. Milwaukee. For more information call (773) 875-7582 or email timetoys [at] rcn [dot] com.

Two Cookie Minimum Reading Series

The price is two cookies for an evening of readings by top-notch literary pupils from Columbia College's Fiction Writing Program at Fritz Pastry in Lakeview. Featured readers include: Jenele Anderson, Liz Baudler, Kate Kirk, Benny Kumming, Lauryn Allison Lewis, Frank Migacz, and John Wawrzaszek. Two Cookie Minimum promotes self publishers, new writers, and the Chicago zine scene. Free, but donations will be accepted towards the upcoming 2011 Chicago Zine Fest. Fritz Pastry is located at 1408 W. Diversey Pkwy (between Southport Ave & Janssen Ave). Two Cookie Minimum Reading starts at 4pm on Saturday, November 27.

Syl Johnson @ Old Town School

Tonight at the Old Town School of Folk Music, support not only a local soul legend, Syl Johnson, but the local label, Numero Group, who reissued his entire catalogue in one amazing box set. Tickets still available for his 8:30pm show at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. for $28 General Public/$26 Old Town School Members/$24 Seniors & Children. 773-728-6000.

Vintage Bazaar Pop-Up Boutique

Avoid last-minute holiday shopping, and find something charming and retro at the Vintage Bazaar Pop-Up Boutique. This weekend-long event (11am-6pm today, 11am-5pm Sunday), 2955 W. Lyndale.



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