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Monday, June 18

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Chicago Nerds Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club

The Chicago Nerd Social Club presents their monthly sci fi & fantasy book club, meeting tonight at 6:30pm at Filter (1373-75 North Milwaukee Avenue). Tonight's book is Ben H. Winters' The Last Policeman. The event is free and open to the public. Full details available at the Chicago Nerds Website.

Food & Wine Chef Showcase

The 14th annual FOOD & WINE Chef Showcase returns to Chicago tonight from 6:30-9:30pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. The event will feature dishes from some of the city's best chefs, including Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat, paired with wines and spirits from around the world. Tickets are $110 in advance and $125 at the door, 21+.

Will You Stand Up? @ Center on Halsted

Erasing the Distance presents Will You Stand Up?, a performance of five true stories exploring the connection between violence and mental health, at 7:30pm tonight in the Hoover-Leppen Theatre at Center On Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Ave., 3rd Fl. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. The show will also be staged Nov. 13, 19 and 20.

Bowerbirds @ SPACE

North Carolina's Bowerbirds play SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. in Evanston, tonight, with Rebecca Rego opening. Tickets are $15-25 online or at the door. Doors open at 8pm.

Ada for the Arts

Ada Street and Facets are team up to present Documentary Shorts by Tom Palazzolo, five short comedic documentaries featuring Chicago's eccentric side, alongside a five-course dinner and drinks. Tickets are $50, and the show starts at 9pm. All proceeds go to Facets (1517 W. Fullerton). Reserve a spot by emailing



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