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Monday, September 21

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This Much is True @ Hopleaf

Every month brings a new lineup to This Much Is True, and the July installation looks particularly juicy. In addition to co-hosts Deanna Moffitt and Scott Whitehair, you'll be treated to stories by 2nd Story's Bobby Biedrzycki; Ray's Tap Reading Series' Chris Bower; woman of mystery Paula Carter, local celebrity Robyn Okrant, and working man Andrew Reilly. 5148 N. Clark, 7:30pm, free. For more info visit This Much is True or Hopleaf.

PAVE 15th Anniversary Fundraiser @ Rockit

PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment, a non-profit fighting against sexual violence, celebrates its 15th anniversary with an event at Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard St., tonight from 6pm to 8pm. Tickets are $15, and includes appetizers.

Leading the Media Revolution: Roundtable

In Mashed Media, documentary filmmaker Brett Schwartz captures Chicago's media innovators as they navigate through the Tribune Co.'s bankruptcy, the sale of EveryBlock and the struggles of new media pioneers to find audiences, careers and business models. Join Schwartz and many of the key people featured in the film for a screening and panel discussion of the challenges facing Chicago media in the 21st century tonight at 6:30pm in the Helmerich Auditorium of Northwestern's Annie May Swift Building, 1920 Campus Dr. in Evanston. Free parking is available in the parking garage southeast of the building, near the Medill School of Journalism. Panelists include Bill Adee, Adrian Holovaty, Andrew Huff, Daniel X. O'Neil, Steve Rhodes, Brian Boyer, Lizz Kannenberg and Barb Iverson; Rich Gordon moderates. More details and RSVP here.

Food Truck Tuesdays

Food Truck Tuesdays carries on into July at the northwest corner of North and Halsted tonight between 4pm and 7pm. Tonight's trucks include ARRFSCARF, Brown Bag, Gaztro Wagon, Sweet Ride, 5411 Empanadas, Meatyball Mobile and Tamalli Space Charros. More details on Facebook.



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