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Wednesday, July 17

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The Northwest Chicago Film Society presents the 1931 film Dishonored at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., tonight at 7:30pm. Admission is $5.

Story Lab @ Black Rock

Join Story Lab for an intimate evening of storytelling in the cozy back room of one of Chicago's best pubs, the Black Rock (3614 N. Damen). Each month, an entirely different lineup of up-and-coming storytellers share their freshest pieces. This month's readers include: Theresa Ohanion, Peggy O'Neill, Aaron Pagel, Timothy David Ray, Jon Sales, and Audery Naomi Smith. 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.

Annual Ride of Silence

Cyclists around the world join together on the third Wednesday of May in honor of those who have been killed or injured while biking. Chicago's ride will meet at 6 p.m. at Daley Plaza. The 10 mile route will pass several ghost bikes which mark the crash sites of victims. For more information and other rides happening in the Chicagoland area, see the Ride of Silence website.

Meet Your Digital Partners @ The Nightengale

The IFP (Independent Film Project) is pleased to launch a new salon/discussion series for media makers in the Chicagoland and Midwestern region: MEET YOUR DIGITAL PARTNERS. The goal is to bring together people from a broad array of fields related to media making, to exchange ideas and talk about developing visual and aural stories in a variety of cross-platform arenas. With the convergence of technology, there is a lot of talk of making work that can be relevant across a multitude of platforms. Yet media makers may not know where to meet potential collaborators outside their usual circle. Stay relevant and make new connections by attending this open forum, whether you're a game developer, filmmaker, social media producer, advertiser, audio artist, or cross-platform media maker. This event takes place tonight at 7pm at The Nightingale (1084 North Milwaukee Ave.) Suggested donation $10 non-members, $5 members.

ECLIPSE Master Class: Man, Woman, and the Beast Within @ Columbia College

Columbia College Chicago and Fulcrum Point New Music Project, in association with Fujitsu Ten Ltd., will present ECLIPSE Master Class: Man, Woman, and the Beast Within, a free, one-time-only film music screening event with live orchestra, at the sound stage of the Columbia College Media Production Center (1600 S. State St.) today at 7:30pm. This special ECLIPSE Master Class event is free and open to the public but advance registration and ticket reservations are required. For more information and to reserve tickets, please visit or call 312-726-3846.

The First Time Show @ Beat Kitchen

CHIRP's First Time Show returns with an evening of readings and songs on the theme "First Concert" tonight at 8pm at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave. Readers/perfomers will be Matt Priest of Canasta; musicians Zapruder Point, Gerald Dowd, and Dag Juhlin; writers Leah Jones, Amy Hayden and Karl Klockars; and more. Tickets are $10; 21+.

Dirty Betty's Donuts

Dirty Betty's, located in the storefront of Cookie Bar on the corner of Lincoln and Altgeld, opens today and will feature 10 artisan donuts with flavors like Fresh Banana with Chocolate Nutella Glaze, Blueberry with Lemon Glaze, and Ginger Key Lime.

Dirty Betty's
2475 Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

Science in the Second City @ Adler Planetarium

Science in the Second City, a fundraiser showcasing Chicagoland's support for science and technology kicks off tonight at Adler Planetarium (1300 S. Lakeshore Dr). The evening's events include: live entertainment, celebrity guests, a close up look at the 2011 Tesla Model S, dinner, cocktails, silent auction, museum exhibits and more. Presented by the Chicago Council on Science & Technology the celebration aims to share how C2ST is shaping the science and technology landscape for Chicago. 7-11pm. Tickets are available online.



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