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Friday, May 27
Join chef Erick Williams today for a trip to the Green City Market (1701 N Clark) to buy produce and talk seasonal eats, and return to his home base (mk, 868 N Franklin) for a cooking demo of your Market finds. Event runs 9am-noon and is sponsored by Chicago Ideas Week.
Butcher and the Burger chef Allen Sternweiler will teach you how to prepare fish perfectly this evening from 4-6pm at his restaurant (1021 W Armitage) as part of Chicago Ideas Week. Must be 18+ years old to participate; admission $15.
Local underground "It" jewelry designer Alysse Dalessandro of Ready-to-Stare and celebrity nail artist and designer of VO jewelry, Tacarra "Spifster" Sutton, join forces for this collaborative event tonight at boutique House of Trend celebrating the fall release of their respective lines. Dalessandro unveils her major collection trunk show while Sutton introduces her wares. Complimentary Xante cocktails will be served and guests can receive entry to a raffle for exclusive pieces and services from House of Trend, Ready-to-Stare, and Spifster upon purchase at the event. The event lasts from 6-8pm and designer presentations begin at 6:30. House of Trend is located at 688 N Milwaukee.
Northwestern University School of Law and the National Public Housing Museum presents Georgetown University professor and author Peter Edelman, today from 6:30pm-8pm. Edelman will be on hand to discuss his new book, So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty In America, which offers critical analyses on unemployment and the working poor in the United States. Tickets are free; reservations are required. Event will be held in the school's Thorne Auditorium, 375 E. Chicago Ave. For more information, call 312- 503-3100.
The Greek Film Fest Chicago runs Oct. 4-8 and Oct. 10 at multiple locations. Tonight's final screening is Fish and Chips at the Siskel Film Center, 162 N. State St., at 8pm. Tickets are $11 via TicketMaster or at the box office. See the festival schedule for other dates.
The Logan Square International Film Series screens Frankenstein outside the Logan Square Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave., at 8pm tonight. Free; donations accepted.
CHIRP Radio presents My First Breakup, the latest edition of its "My First Time" series, tonight at 8pm at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave. Readers include Andy Weber, Kevin Robinson, Holly McDowell, Kelsey Kinney, Dan Phillips and Jenn Kloc, with host Jocelyn Geboy and the First Time Band. $10 at the door. 21+