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Thursday, December 2

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Poetry Off the Shelf: Luis J. Rodriguez

A standout figure in the Chicago, Chicano, and national literary scene, award-winning poet Luis J. Rodriguez reads at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (800 S. Halsted, Residents' Dining Hall). 5:30pm, free.

I Shot Jesse James @ Portage Theater

The Northwest Chicago Film Society presents the 1949 film I Shot Jesse James at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., tonight at 7:30pm. Admission is $5.

Story Lab @ Black Rock

Come back to the Black Rock Pub (3614 N. Damen) for the March installment of Story Lab Chicago, New Voices Telling New Stories. Join us for an intimate evening of storytelling in the cozy back room of one of Chicago's best pubs. Each month, an entirely different lineup of up-and-coming storytellers will share their freshest pieces. This month's lineup includes: Michelle Conrad; Erin Orr; Wendy Mateo; Lisa Scott; Tom Wolferman; and Adam Ziemkiewicz. Hosted by Scott Whitehair of the reading series This Much is True. Show starts at 7:30pm, and is free. For more information visit Black Rock Pub or Story Lab Chicago.

Soup and Bread @ The Hideout

Get your slurp on at this weekly fundraiser for area food-related charities tonight at the Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia, from 5:30-7:30pm. A volunteer team of chefs and bakers donate the soup and bread; you donate the money.

Luis J. Rodriguez @ Hull House

Tonight, Poetry Off the Shelf presents Luis J. Rodriguez at a reception and reading at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (800 S. Halsted St). Rodriguez helped start Tia Chucha Press, a poetry publisher, that began in Chicago in 1989. He has since moved to L.A., and, as an activist in gang intervention, he published a 1993 memoir of gang life, Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A., and is set to release It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing this fall. The reception will begin at 5:30pm, with Rodriguez doing a reading of his work at 6pm. Admission is free, but it's first-come, first-served, so don't be late!

Yasmin Levy @ Old Town School of Music

Flamenco musician Yasmin Levy will be playing at the Old Town School of Folk Music (Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall, 4544 N Lincoln Ave.) tonight in promotion of her latest album, Sentir. The performance starts at 8:30pm, and tickets are $20 general public, $18 Old Town School members, and $16 seniors and children. Buy tickets online or by phone at (773) 728-6000.

 

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