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Wednesday, December 11

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Urban Folk Circuit

The Urban Folk Circuit craft show takes up residency in the Glenwood Bar, 6962 N. Glenwood Ave., today from noon to 5pm. Peruse the works of more than 30 artisans while enjoying acoustic sets by Tisa Batchelder & Gregg Ostrom, Daniel Connolly, John Henry Brown and The Adaptations. Free, 21+.

NEDtalks @ Hideout

NEDtalks: Spreading Worthless Ideas, a is at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., tonight at 8pm. Hosts Kellen Alexander and Seth Dodson present an evening of pseudointellectual talks in the style of TED. The evening will feature talks by Steve Waltien, Ross Bryant, James Kennedy and Christina Boucher. $5 at the door. 21+

Chicago by the Pint Book Signing @ Hopleaf

Author Denese Neu will be in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., tonight at 7pm to sell and sign her book Chicago by the Pint: a Craft Beer History of the Windy City. 21+

Gustafer's Holiday Yellowsnow Show @ Schubas

Schubas' Family Series presents a Gustafer Yellowgold show this afternoon at 3pm. The show is all-ages; Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and kids under 2 are free. See the Schubas Website for full details and to purchase tickets online. Schubas: 3159 N. Southport (at Belmont). (773) 525-2508.

SchadenBears @ Lincoln Hall

Schadenfreude, Chicago’s long-running, critically acclaimed sketch comedy ensemble, performs new material to skewer Bears football today starting at 3pm at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave (in Chicago’s Lincoln Park), $5. Yes, they're wittier than you. Go. Laugh. Cry. Enjoy.

P. Fanatics Team Up Reading

P. Fanatics reading series leaves you hearing double as their December show offers only team ups (the kind you find in comic books).

Pairs will feature the series hosts Daniel Shapiro with Mason Johnson, Russ Woods with Christopher Kelly, Ian Belknap with Samantha Irby, a presentation by Jill Summers with Susie Kirkwood, and the Encyclopedia show's Tim Stafford with Robbie Q. Telfer.

Bring a friend with so you don't feel out of place Sunday, December 11, 7:30pm at Cole's Bar 2338 N Milwaukee Ave.

Memoria (Memory) @ Hyde Park Art Center

The Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., holds an opening reception from 3pm to 5pm today for Memoria (Memory), an installation of a monumental memory game in progress that utilizes a myriad of images from, of and about Latinos in the United States of America. Call 773-324-5520 for more info.

 

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