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Friday, January 24

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All Your Paths in a Single Pocket @ The Poetry Foundation

This theatrical performance is inspired by poet Anna Kamienska's "Notebooks" and brings together text, music, and dance to spotlight the work of making art. All Your Paths in a Single Pocket runs for three more days, tonight and December 9 and10 at 7:30pm at the Poetry Foundation (61 W. Superior). Admission is free but first-come, first-served!

On Bicycles Release Party @ Cole's

Authors Greg Borzo and John Greenfield celebrate the release of On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life, a new anthology edited by Amy Walker, tonight at Cole's Tavern, 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave. Borzo and Greenfield will read their chapters and sign copies of the book from 8pm to 10pm. Free, 21+.

Mongolian Music & Throat Singing Workshop @ Old Town School

The Old Town School of Folk Music plays host to the Mongolian band Boerte this evening for a workshop on Mongolian music & throat singing techniques. The workshop starts at 6pm; registration fee is $20. Please call the school to register for the workshop. Old Town School: 4544 N. Lincoln. (773) 728-6000.

Side Mullet Nation @Ontourage Night Club

Cameron Esposito's one-woman show, Side Mullet Nation, is running through December 15th at Ontourage Night Club (157 W Ontario). Thursdays, 8 pm, Tickets are $10 each with no drink minimum. 21+. I.D. Required.

Open House @ Floriole

Check out Floriole Cafe and Bakery tonight for a free open house event. They’ll be sampling items from their catering menu, answering questions about holiday orders, helping with beverage pairing, and previewing a new drink to be added to their menu this holiday season. 1220 W. Webster Ave., 6:30 - 8:30pm. Free.

The Encyclopedia Show Gets XTREME!

The Encyclopedia Show returns with their December show themed Xtreme Sports.
Appropriately, entertainment will feature an interview with professional mixed martial artist fighter Shonie Carter. There will be a presentation from Anne Elizabeth Moore (zinester and author of Cambodian Grrrl), on the appropriation of skateboard culture. Plus Susan McLaughlin-Karp (BoyGirlBoyGirl) on the Iditarod, Jamila Woods (National Poetry Slam Finalist) on Kobayashi's Retirement, Dominique James (Louder Than a Bomb Champion) on Murderball, Natalie Edwards (local writer on Nickelodeon Guts and Guybrush Taylor (visual artist) on Extreme Ironing!

This all happens Thursday Dec 8th, at the Theater (1012 N. Noble), 7:30pm, $8 gets you in the door.

Book Club Event: Dmitry Samarov Discusses Hack @ The Book Cellar

Russian-born cab driver, artist and writer Dmitry Samarov captures the lives of people in his backseat (and occasionally, front) in Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab. Tonight at 7pm, join Book Club and talk with the author about what goes into his mobile vision of the city -- or any other questions you might have had about the book or his experiences. Free. 4736 North Lincoln Avenue.

 

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