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Tuesday, January 19

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Music Without Borders: Yemen Blues + Etran Finatawa

Israel's Yemen Blues and Niger's Etran Finatawa perform at 6:30pm tonight in Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion as part of the Downtown Sound series. Free.

Third Coast Audio: Make 'Em Laugh @ Old Town School of Folk Music

The Third Coast International Audio Festival hosts "Make 'Em Laugh" tonight at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Sit back for an evening of humorous stories carefully culled from the radio waves and internet ether, read to you by Gwen Macsai of Re:sound and Stuart Flack of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Old Town School of Folk Music, 7pm. $10 for the general public, $8 for Old Town School members, seniors and children.

Fillet of Solo presents Free Beer@ Heartland Studio Theatre

Fillet of Solo kicks off opening night of the solo performance and storytelling festival, now in it's 15th year. In Free Beer generation Y takes the mic: Adventure stories from Lifeline 80s babies. This show performs several times at the Heartland Studio Theatre (7016 N. Glenwood Avenue): tonight, 8:30pm; Friday, 7/22, 7pm; Saturday, 7/30, 8:30pm; and Friday, 8/5, 7pm. Tickets: $10; festival passes which allow entry into all events are $30. For information call (773) 761-4477 or visit Lifeline Theatre.

Fillet of Solo presents I Got Sick Then I Got Better@ Lifeline Theatre

Fillet of Solo kicks off opening night of the solo performance and storytelling festival, now in it's 15th year. I Got Sick Then I Got Better is Jenny Allen's comic riff on one woman's adventures after falling down the medical rabbit hole.This show performs several times at the Lifeline Theatre (6912 N. Glenwood Avenue): Thursday, 7/21, 8:30pm; Friday, 7/22, 7pm; Thursday, 7/28, 7pm; and Friday, 7/29, 7pm. Tickets: $10; festival passes which allow entry into all events are $30. For information call 773.761.4477 or visit Lifeline Theatre.

It Came From the Neo-Futurarium: KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park

The Neo-Futurists continue the 10th year of It Came From The Neo-Futurarium, their annual series of staged readings of movie scripts, with a remount of from 2006, the ludicrous TV movie KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, directed by John Pierson and Steve Walker and featuring live music! It Came From The Neo-Futurarium runs on Thursday nights through August 18: please see the Neo-Futurists' Website for full details. Neo-Futurarium: 5153 N. Ashland (near Foster). (773) 275-5255.

Fillet of Solo presents Two Good Stories@ Heartland Studio Theatre

Fillet of Solo kicks off opening night of the solo performance and storytelling festival, now in it's 15th year. Two Good Stories by Matt Miller features a story about a very, very bad day in New York. And another story that's a surprise. This show performs several times at the Heartland Studio Theatre (7016 N. Glenwood Avenue): tonight at 7pm; Sunday, 7/24, 3pm; Thursday, 7/28, 7pm; Saturday, 8/6, 8:30pm. Tickets: $10; festival passes which allow entry into all events are $30. For information call 773.761.4477 or visit Lifeline Theatre.

Fillet of Solo presents Love Thy Neighbor... Till It Hurts@ Lifeline Theatre

Fillet of Solo kicks off opening night of the solo performance and storytelling festival, now in it's 15th year. Julie Ganey, Chicago theatre and storytelling veteran, and longtime resident of Rogers Park, brings you stories from Chi-town's northern border. This show performs several times at the Lifeline Theatre (6912 N. Glenwood Avenue): Thursday, 7/21, 7pm; Sunday, 7/31, 3pm; and Friday, 8/5, 7pm Tickets: $10; festival passes which allow entry into all events are $30. For information call 773.761.4477 or visit Lifeline Theatre.

Third Coast Listening Room @ Old Town School of Folk Music

The Old Town School of Folk Music and The Third Coast International Audio Festival present a Listening Room event tonight at the school's concert hall at 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue. The show starts tonight at 7pm; admission is $10, or $8 for seniors, children and OTS members. See the OTS Website for details and to purchase tickets.

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones @ The Vic

Enjoy some hot banjo action with the original members of the Flecktones performing under the wing of Bela Fleck himself. Things get oh so funky at The Vic at 8pm tonight. Tickets are $34 (plus fees) and are available online or at the box office. The Vic is located at 3145 N. Sheffield Ave. (773) 472-0449. This show is 18+.

Conversation & Cocktails: An Evening with Barbara Hashimoto

Chicago Artists' Coalition presents "Conversation & Cocktails: An evening with acclaimed artist Barbara Hashimoto." This event, taking place from 6pm to 8pm tonight at BauerLatoza Studio: 2241 S. Wabash Ave., will include an artist talk, a tour of the studio and a chance to experience Hashimoto's installations, as well as a cocktail reception. Tickets are on sale now. Space is limited. Tickets are $15 for CAC Collectors Circle Members and $40 for the general public.


US Air Guitar Dark Horse Qualifier @ Parlour

The US Air Guitar Championship Finals are Saturday at the Metro, but tonight at Parlour, 6341 N. Clark St., competitors have one last chance to battle their way onstage. The Dark Horse Invitational starts at 8pm, when hand-picked air guitarists strut their stuff -- along with a few current and past champs. No cover, 21+.

Green City Market BBQ @ Lincoln Park

For 100 bucks tonight you can get small bites from practically every privately-owned restaurant in Chicago, served by the hard working back of the house folks that we rarely get to see. Sample over 100 dishes from all over Chicago, while sipping on Koval cocktails, Half Acre, Goose Island and Piece brews, and are adequately smashed and delightfully full. Curious about which chefs you may see? These folks all buy from GCM and are likely to be in their whites that night.

Tickets for the best outdoor food events just went on sale this week so grab 'em while they're hot folks. Green City Market BBQ is from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Lincoln Park is located at 2045 Lincoln Park West.

 

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