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Tuesday, July 7

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Culinary Fundraiser for DIFFA/Chicago Tonight

Jared Van Camp of NellcĂ´te and Celeste Campise of Spiaggia to name a few will be gathering tonight at Reid Murdoch Building to help raise money for DIFFA/Chicago in the annual Chef's Table culinary event. Tickets can be purchased online for $150.

Last Night for Chicago Live!

Chicago Live! wraps up its final show for the Spring season tonight at Up Comedy Club (230. North Ave.) with Art Shay, Judy Roberts and The Henhouse Prowlers. Buy tickets online for $19.

...and the whole train was like... @ Victory Gardens

Victory Gardens Theater and the VG Poets Conservatory present ...and the whole train was like..., a play about seven poets on a Chicago train. The show runs this weekend only, June 28 through July 1, at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased at the Victory Gardens website. More information: (773) 871-3000.

Brendan Benson @ Lincoln Hall

Brendan Benson has a knack for writing catchy tunes; the kind that stick in your head for days. His Lapalco record in 2002 was a brilliant and fresh take on singer/songwriter power-pop. He's not let up since then. His latest record is What Kind of World. Brendan Benson headlines Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. Howling Brothers open at 8pm. Young Hines will also play. The show's 18+ and $20.

Fruit Bats @ Schubas

Fruit Bats have their roots in Chicago with a former Old Town School of Folk Music instructor at the helm. The Sub Pop band plays delightfully appealing indie-pop with some bite in the lyrics of its sugary tunes. Fruit Bats headline Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave. The show is 18+, $15 and starts at 9pm.

 

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