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Wednesday, February 26

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Chicago Turkish Festival

The 10th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival concludes today at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St. It features live folk dance performances, art, music, fashion, and more between noon and 2pm. More than 40 booths will sell authentic Turkish cuisine and handicrafts. Free admission. Festival starts at 10m, ends at 6 pm.

Dwyane Wade @ Union League Club

Today at 11:30am, the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, hosts NBA star and Chicago native Dwyane Wade as he signs A Father First:How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball, his new book about fatherhood and raising two sons. Free. For more information, call 312-427-7800.

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago

The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., presents free performances of 50-Minute Romeo & Juliet and 50-Minute Hamlet by the Shakespeare Project of Chicago tonight at 5:30pm. No reservations required.

Veggie Bingo @ Hideout

The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., hosts Veggie Bingo from 5:30 to 8pm on Wednesdays. Co-sponsored by NeighborSpace, Hideout Veggie Bingo features a grand prize of fresh produce from Irv and Shelly's Fresh Picks, plus many more prizes donated by various local organizations and individuals. There are also free hot dogs donated by Hot Doug's! Bingo cards are $2 each, or three for $5; all proceeds benefit local gardens.

Danny's Reading Series

The Danny's Reading Series features authors Kathy Park Hong, Richard Meier and Jared Stanley. Tonight at 7:30pm at Danny's Taver, 1951 W. Dickens Ave. 21+

Seven Chances @ Comfort Station

The Logan Square International Film Series screens Buster Keaton's Seven Chances outside the Logan Square Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave., at 8pm tonight. Free; donations accepted.

Yob @ Beat Kitchen

Oregonian doom metal's never really sounded as good as Yob. 2011's Atma album was a nice leap forward and, hopefully, they'll have a little something new in store at the Beat Kitchen. Norska opens, as does Chicago's Beak. The show's 17+, $12 and start at 8:30pm. The Beat Kitchen's at 2100 W. Belmont Ave.

Chicago I Love You @ Lilly's

The Chicago, I Love You festival continues at Lilly's, 2515 N. Lincoln Ave., with the Wednesdays Jazz Series featuring Corbin Andrick and guests. Show starts at 9pm. Free, 21+.

 

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