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Wednesday, June 20

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Chicago Uncubed @ River East Arts Center

Chicago Uncubed, the city’s largest ever tech talent fair, crashes the River East Arts Center today with over 50 of Chicago startups putting on live art battles, tech demos, a speaker series, poetry slam, and lean startup machine workshops. The daylong recruiting festival will pit recent grads and employers together under one roof in an open, casual environment that, we can only hope, will result in getting some talented kids employed. Doors and registration begin at 1pm, event ends at 7pm. Register as an attendee. The River East Arts Center is located at 435 E. Illinois St.

Pop-Up Art Loop Gallery Walk

Check out the latest pop-up galleries downtown on the Pop-Up Art Loop Gallery Walk tonight from 5pm to 8pm. Start the tour at 108 N. State, 23 E. Madison or 77 S. Dearborn; full map here. Free.

Opening Reception of Building Blocks: TRANSIT's Print Community

The opening reception of the 3rd annual Building Blocks: TRANSIT's Print Community takes place at the I Am Logan Square gallery, 2644 N. Milwaukee Ave., tonight from 6-9pm. The art exhibition runs from Oct. 1-27.

Craft spirits week celebration @ Small Bar Divison

Stop by SmallBar Divison between 6 and 11pm to snag a few craft cocktails using local, craft spirits. They'll be serving: New Holland's new Beer Barrel Aged Bourbon for tasting and New Holland Dragon's Milk on draft ($8). Plus, they'll have two great cocktails ($8)featuring New Holland spirits:
Bush Barroo - New Holland Superior Rum, Koval Jasmine Liqueur, Fresh Lemon, Honey Syrup, Bittercube Jamaica #2 Bitters, Goslings Ginger Beer
Dutch 75 - New Holland Knickerbocker Gin, Simple Syrup, Fresh Lemon, New Holland Full Circle Kolsch

Poetry Centennial Celebration

The Poetry Foundation celebrates the 100th anniversary of Poetry Magazine and the release of its new anthology, The Open Door: 100 Poems 100 Years of Poetry Magazine, with a party tonight at 61 W. Superior St. Doors open at 6:30, program begins at 7pm. Free, but RSVP is required; call 312-787-7070 or email

The Life of Death @ Storefront Theater

WildClaw Theatre presents an adaptation of Clive Barker's story "The Life of Death", which opens tonight at the DCA Storefront Theater at 66 East Randolph in the Loop. The show runs Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through November 4. Full details at the WildClaw website. Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Greek Film Fest Opening Night

The Greek Film Fest Chicago runs Oct. 4-8 and Oct. 10 at multiple locations. Tonight's opening night film is Unfair World at the Siskel Film Center, 162 N. State St., at 8:15pm. Tickets are $11 via TicketMaster or at the box office. See the festival schedule for other dates.



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