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Thursday, May 5
The exhibition The Opposite of Slick: Chicago's Screen Printers opens tonight at Loyola University's Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex, 1131 W. Sheridan Rd., with a reception from 5 to 6:30pm. Free.
The Columbia Links journalism and news literacy program holds a town hall tonight at 5:30pm at Columbia College's Music Center Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan Ave., to present its findings on violence as a public health problem and how communities such as Chatham, Roseland and Beverly prevent violence. WBEZ's Natalie Moore moderates. Free.
The Chicago Architecture Club opens its latest exhibition, "Reconsidering an Icon," tonight at 5:30pm at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave. The show presents the winners of the Future Prentice design competition as well as other submissions from around the world. Studio Gang's proposal and 10 proposals by other local architects will also be on display. Free.
Twenty home beer brewers will compete for the title tonight from 6:30-9:30pm at Mary's Attic, 5400 N Clark. Small bites from Hamburger Mary's, entertainment and a souvenir glass are yours as well! Tickets $15-20. Event benefits the Andersonville Development Corporation.
This benefit for the Good Food Project (and opening soiree for this weekend's Film Food Fest) features food by Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark (who teamed up for the brief second act of Bonsoiree, which closed last month), wines by Frei Brothers, and a slew of good film entertainment. Event is at Kendall College, 900 N Branch; tickets $45-65, begins at 6:30pm.
Craig Ferguson, the host of The Late Late Show, will perform a comedy routine at The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., tonight. It is his highly anticipated return to the venue, after selling out his two shows there in May 2010. Tickets range from $34.50-52.50. The show starts at 7:30pm.
The Old Town School of Folk Music presents Henry Rollins in a three-night "The Long March" tour series of spoken word shows. The shows take place each night at 8pm in the school's main performance hall at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $26, $24 for members and $22 for seniors and children, available in advance from the school's website, or call 773-728-6000.
This month's installment of Punk Rock Karaoke at Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., benefits the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest. Sing along to your favorite Black Flag, Stiff Little Fingers, Iggy and the Stooges and more. The fun starts at 8pm. $5 cover. 21+