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Wednesday, October 28

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Fantastic February @ Portage Theater

The Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., hosts Fantastic February, a marathon of monster b-movies starting at noon. Watch Son of Godzilla, War of the Gargantuas, The Gorgon, The Evil of Frankenstein and Curse of the Werewolf, and browse vintage toys and collectibles in the lobby. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids.

The Pines & Sad Brad Smith @ SPACE

Sad Brad Smith and The Pines perform an all-ages late show tonight at 10pm at Space, 1245 N. Chicago Ave. in Evanston. Tickets are $10 general admission, $18 for reserved seating.

Legends of Hip Hop-Tribute to Heavy D @ Arie Crown Theater

The Arie Crown Theater, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., presents the Legends of Hip Hop-Tribute to Heavy D, tonight at 8pm, featuring old school hip hop legends EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, Rakim, and Chicago's own, Da Brat. Tickets are $49.50-$69.50; for more information, call 312-791-6190.

Oldest Chicago Talk @ Edgewater Historical Society

Author David Anthony Witter discusses his book Oldest Chicago, about Chicago's oldest things in various categories, at the Edgewater Historical Society, 5358 N. Ashland Ave., today from 1:30pm to 4pm.

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires @ The Metro

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires play the Metro tonight. Little Barrie and the Soul Summit DJs open. Tickets are $18 (adv)/$21 (door) and the show is 18+. Music starts at 8pm. The Metro is located at 3730 N. Clark St. 773-549-4140

Artist Talk with Elaine Luther @ Harold Washington Library

The Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St., presents "Artist Talk with Elaine Luther," today at 2pm. Luther will discuss the inspiration behind her latest library exhibit, "You Oughta Get a Medal for That!" Metalwork by Elaine Luther, a work that centers on "medals you wouldn't really want to earn." Free. For more information, call 312-747-4300.

Dateless in Chicago

Didn't get so lucky on Valentines Day? No worries. Dateless in Chicago is hosting its very first charity event tonight at The Catalyst Ranch, 656 W. Randolph Street, #3W, from 8pm to 11pm. The evening will be filled with entertaining activities, interactive match-making games, swing dance lessons, photo booths and the beats of DJ Trimm. The event will benefit Bin Donated, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that promotes charitable giving through collection and donation services. Get your tickets here.

More Than A Month @ Chicago Cultural Center

ITVS and PBS present More Than a Month today at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St) at 2PM. The film follows Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a young African American filmmaker, on a cross country campaign to end Black History Month in a so-called "post-racial" America. For more info visit Community Cinema.

 

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