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Saturday, May 28

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And Everything Is Going Fine @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents a week-long run of Steven Soderbergh's 2010 film And Everything Is Going Fine, an examination of the career of actor and monologist Spalding Gray. The film screens this evening at 6:15pm, and plays through Thursday, February 24. See the Film Center's Website for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets in advance. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Caché @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center continues their series of psychological horror films with a screening of Michael Haneke's 2005 film Caché, the puzzling thriller that may or may not have an explanation. The film screens this evening at 6pm, and again on Tuesday, February 22 at 6pm. See the Film Center Website for a complete schedule and more details. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Typeforce 2 Opening @ Co-Prosperity Sphere

See the work of more than two dozen local typographers at the opening party for Typeforce, an annual showcase running tonight through March 7 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St. The party starts at 6pm. Free.

Schadenfreude's "Alderman Ed Bus Victory Party (and variety show)" @ Gallery Cabaret

Schadenfreude (Chicago's critically acclaimed comedy group) is performing both Friday and Saturday night (Feb. 18 &19) at the Gallery Cabaret in Bucktown. The comedic variety show will focus on the upcoming mayoral election in Chicago. Alderman Ed Bus (53rd) is running for mayor. He will host. Guests include Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward), former 42nd Ward Alderman Burt Natarus, Grammy Award winner and 20th Ward candidate Rhymefest, Cook County Social Club (2010 Best Comedy Group, Chi Reader), Comic and future Chicago Wingman: Ernest Wilkins, Beatbox sensation Yuri Lane and Paul Thomas (Rum Emanuel). Gallery Cabaret is located at 2020 N. Oakley St. Admission is $10. Show starts at 9pm.

Chicago Jazz Ensemble

The Chicago Jazz Ensemble presents "An Evening of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan" with special guest performer Ledisi tonight at 7:30pm at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St. Tickets are $15 to $45, with discounts for senior citizens and groups. Student tickets are $5. Tickets can be purchased at 312-334-7777, at the Harris Theater box office or online.

Ox-Bow Benefit Dance Party @ Architectural Artifacts

Join the artists and creative people who work/play at Ox-Bow artist "colony" for a night of art, auctions, eating, drinking, dancing and FUN, benefiting Ox-Bow. Tickets are $25 after 9pm. Come hear DJ Eric May spin the jams (reggae, funk, soul, dub). Dance with your pals. Take in the art. Have a few drinks. Take a gamble on the works on paper raffle. Get your glamor shots taken by Glitter Guts. If you want to come earlier, tickets are $100 and include food and drinks and a live and silent auction. This party is tonight from 6:30 to 11pm at Architectural Artifacts: 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Chicago Restaurant Week

The annual event for visiting restaurants you can't normally afford begins today. Specially priced (read: low) prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at a pile of high-end places will be offered through February 27. Make reservations ASAP!

Patton Oswalt signs Zombie Spaceship Wasteland @ Reckless Records (Wicker Park)

Comedy legend Patton Oswalt will sign his book, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland at Reckless Records (1532 N. Milwaukee) today at 3pm. Covering everything from his time working at a Cineplex to eccentric family stories to what he did to procrastinate instead of finishing chapters, you'll be able to supplement the book with an unabridged audio CD version of it, courtesy of literary neighbors Quimby's -- perfect for a car trip, to work to, or just because his colorful, wonderfully strange and sarcastic stories take on a new dimension of funny when read aloud.

Bobby Long & Julia Klee @ Schubas

Local musician Julia Klee opens for British singer-songwriter-guitarist Bobby Long tonight at Schubas. Klee, a singer-songwriter herself, just finished mastering her new album, which will be available to the public soon. In the mean time, you can preview some of her new material on Soundcloud. 10pm 18 & up. Tickets are $15. 3159 N. Southport.



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