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Monday, February 24

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Slow Food Chicago Fennel Canning Workshop @ Logan Square Kitchen

You "can" do that (rim shot!) at tonight's workshop on how to prepare and store your fennel haul. Slow Food Chicago hosts the event, which runs from 6-9pm at Logan Square Kitchen, 2333 N Milwaukee. Advance registration required; admission $35-45.

French for Parisian Pastries @ Multilingual Chicago

If you're planning a trip to Paris (or another French-speaking country), learn how to navigate the pastry shops and use the language to your advantage tonight at Multicultural Chicago, 2934 N Milwaukee, from 6-7:30pm. La Boulangerie will be bringing sweets for some in-class demos (to make the event more authentic!). Admission $30.

Wet Hot American Summer, Dazed and Confused @ Lincoln Hall

Tonight Lincoln Hall reverts back to its 3 Penny cinema roots, as they offer a great double bill: Wet Hot American Summer at 7pm; and Dazed and Confused at 9pm. Even better, the evening is free! Details at the Lincoln Hall Website. Lincoln Hall: 2424 North Lincoln Avenue. (773) 525-2501.

Ecstasy of Order @ Music Box

Ecstasy of Order, a documentary about world champion Tetris players, screens at the Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport Ave., tonight at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 online or at the door.

Story Lab @ Black Rock

Story Lab stands apart from other series in the city in its accessibility and unmitigated audience support for the performers. Join storytellers and story lovers at the Black Rock Pub, 3614 N. Damen Ave., where each month, an entirely different lineup of up-and-coming storytellers share their freshest pieces. This month's readers include: Eileen Dougharty, Jason Kelleher, Lily Mooney, Luis Perez, and Jack Ryan . Hosted by Scott Whitehair of the reading series This Much is True. Show starts at 7:30pm, and is free. Get there early for a seat and to take advantage of the $5 burger and $3.50 Chicago microbrew specials. For more information visit Story Lab Chicago.

You and Me @ Portage Theater

Tonight at 7:30pm, the Northwest Chicago Film Society screens Fritz Lang's You and Me at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. Their classic film series continues every Wednesday. Admission is $5.

Attend The Tale Of Danny Tanner: A Full House Musical @GTT

In this darkly comedic musical, the true life of Danny Tanner and is family is exposed; promises will be broken, sinister paths explored, lives may be lost, and yes, songs will be sung. Whether you're a member of the "Full House" fan club or scoff in a superior fashion when you hear someone utter "Cut it out," you will find both a touch of nostalgia and an illuminating light shining brightly on the Tanners' most clandestine realities. Come see the Tanners as you've never seen them before. Wednesdays in June at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and available here.

Innvervation Dance Coop @ Prop Thtr

The Innervation Dance Cooperative performs Of One Mind, an original dance inspired by the life of Truddi Chase, a woman diagnosed with over 90 personalities as a result of years of abuse, at the Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave., June 20-24. Tonight's preview show is at 8pm, and tickets are just $12.

 

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