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Monday, May 20

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Marshall Crenshaw, The Bottle Rockets @ Old Town School

The Bottle Rockets and Marshall Crenshaw perform at the Old Town School of Folk Music on Friday, September 23rd at 7pm and 10pm. Tickets for the 10pm show are still available at Old Town School's site. The Old Town School of Folk Music is located at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-728-6000. Read our preview in Transmission.

Jayson Home Fall Flea Market

This weekend not only welcomes the first days of fall, but also the Jayson Home Fall Flea Market. With vintage & antique furniture, lighting, rugs, artwork & other curiosities, you're sure to find something you'll be dying to take home with you. Plus, be one of the first 200 people to arrive and receive a free gift. Hint: the gift will be edible and definitely chocolate. Sold!
Gates open Friday at 8am. 1885 N. Clybourn Ave. Open Fri 8-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5. Free Parking.

They Might Be Giants @ The Vic

They Might Be Giants come to the Vic tonight (3145 N. Sheffield). Show starts at 7:30pm, for tickets and info call 773-472-0449 or visit The Vic. Box office is cash only.

Preservation Chicago Benefit @ Logan Square Arts Center

Preservation Chicago's annual benefit, "Le Festival de Preservation," runs this evening from 6pm to 9pm at the Logan Square Arts Center, 2800 N. Milwaukee Ave. Enjoy old world jazz, carnival performances, appetizers, an open bar (including Revolution brew) and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased online for $85 in advance or $100 at the door. All proceeds from the tax-deductable tickets benefit the protection of historic architecture.

Douglas Kearney @ Harriet Reading Series

Tonight, poet Douglas Kearney will be on hand to inaugurate the first Harriet Reading Series. Future series events will have readings and presentations by the "Craft Work" and "Open Door" writers on The Poetry Foundation's Harriet Blog. The reading starts at 7pm at The Poetry Foundation (61 W. Superior St). Admission is free, but please RSVP here.

Derrick May & Derrick Carter @ Mayhem at the Mid

Derrick May and Derrick Carter headline Mayhem at the Mid, 306 N. Halsted, tonight. Local DJs Fortune and Just Joey will round out the night. RSVP to for free admission before 11pm, or purchase tickets for $10. Doors open at 10. 21+

Epitonic's Founder @ Public Works Gallery

Epitonic's founder and president, Justin Sinkovich, will be speaking tonight at Public Works Gallery, 1539 N. Damen Ave. Sinkovich will be making his first public appearance to talk about running and relaunching the influential MP3 site.

Hamburger Hop @ Harris Theater

The second annual Hamburger Hop returns to Millennium Park's Harris Rooftop Theater (205 E. Randolph Drive) tonight from 6pm-9pm. 15 chefs will compete to win the title of best burger in Chicago, and you'll get your own burgers and drinks to nosh; event is part of this weekend's Chicago Gourmet. Admission is $100.43.



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