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Sunday, December 15

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Fillet of Solo presents You Only Shoot The Ones You Love@ Lifeline Theatre

Week 2 of the 3-week solo performance and storytelling festival known as Fillet of Solo kicks off tonight with Jeffrey Sweet's chronicles of thirty years of dealings with Del Close, Paul Sills and the mad pioneers of Chicago Improv in You Only Shoot The Ones You Love. This show runs Thursday, 7/28, 8:30pm, and Friday, 7/29, 8:30pm at the Lifeline Theatre (6912 N. Glenwood Avenue). 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: The Apple

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 last year's production of the very odd Biblical allegory The Apple, as performed by the Barrel of Monkeys theater company. 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.

Sound Opinions Movie Night: Stop Making Sense

Sound Opinions and the Music Box Theatre present the latest in their Movie Night series, Jonathan Demme's concert film of the Talking Heads Stop Making Sense. The movie screens tonight at 7:30pm; advance tickets are available through Ticketweb. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

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

Week 2 of the 3-week solo performance and storytelling festival known as Fillet of Solo kicks off with a performance ofI Got Sick Then I Got Better , Jenny Allen's comic riff on one woman's adventures after falling down the medical rabbit hole. This show performs Thursday, 7/28, 7pm, and Friday, 7/29, 7pm at the Lifeline Theatre (6912 N. Glenwood Avenue). Tickets: $10; festival passes which allow entry into all events are $30. For information call 773.761.4477 or visit Lifeline Theatre.

Stop Making Sense @ Music Box

Sound Opinions presents a screening of Stop Making Sense, the Jonathan Demme-directed Talking Heads concert film, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., tonight at 7:30pm. Sound Opinions hosts Greg Kott and Jim DeRogatis will introduce the film. It's the closing film in the Music Box's Summer Music Film Festival. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Fair Food Book Signing @ Daley Plaza Farmers Market

Cheese, chard, and now a signed copy of Dr. Oran Hesterman's book Fair Food. What doesn't the Daley Plaza Farmer's Market have to offer? Since the book is about changing the landscape (pun!) around food in this country, and arming the reader with questions to pose your local farmers, Daley Plaza seems like a particularly appropriate location to pick up a copy and meet it's author, and champion of the Fair Food Network. Hesterman will be on site Thursday July 28th, from 11am to 1pm, Daley Plaza Farmers Market (Washington Boulevard between Dearborn and Clark).

David Ansell and John Dittmer Discussion and Booksigning @ Grace Place

Physician and activist David Ansell, author of County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital and DePauw University historian John Dittmer, author of The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care, lead a discussion and book signing tonight from 5:30-8pm at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn. RSVP to Ann Duffy at Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, who is sponsoring the free event. Wine, beer, and light refreshments will be served.

Ladies Beer Academy @ Goose Island (Clybourn)

A few tickets are still left for tonight's first ever, ladies only Beer Academy. Taught by Goose's Suzanne Wolcott, come to learn about Belgian Style Ales without your beer-obsessed boyfriend around to wax on for his love of Tripels. Call 312.915.0071 to reserve your spot. Starts at 6:30pm. $20 at 1800 N. Clybourn

Newberry Library Book Fair

The Newberry Library's annual Book Fair runs today through Sunday, July 28-31, at the library, 60 W. Walton St. Browse more than 120,000 used books for sale, most priced under $2. The fair runs from noon to 8pm today. Free.

 

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