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Wednesday, June 20

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The Big Idea Forum: View from the Goal Line

The Big Idea Forum presents The View from the Goal Line, a conversation with two CEO of successful startups, tonight from 5:30 to 8:30pm at ITA Headquarters, 200 S. Wacker Dr. Steve Subar, CEO of Open Kernel Labs, and Dr. Adarsh Arora, CEO of AthenaSecurity, share their perspectives on entrepreneurial journey of building, and exiting from, successful startups. Brian Friedman of First Analysis moderates; a networking session precedes the talk. Tickets are $10.

The Dinner Party @ Mayne Stage

The Dinner Party talk show over dinner takes place tonight at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. Host Elysabeth Alfano leads a discussion with Peter Sagal of "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!", violinist Rachel Barton Pine, actor Tim Kazurinsky and chef Jared Van Camp of NellcĂ´te. Attendees will join in dinner made by Van Camp, along with wine pairings by Hirtzberger/Vin Divino and chocolate by Vosges. Lynne Jordan performs as the opening act and artist Dmitry Samarov will be sketching live. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Doors open at 6pm, cocktail hour begins at 6:30pm. 21+

Monty Python and the Holy Grail @ Music Box

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., presents the classic 1975 comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, in a newly remastered print. Coconuts optional. For a schedule of showtimes please see the Music Box website.

You, Me, Them, Everybody @ Hungry Brain

You, Me, Them, Everybody celebrates its third anniversary at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont Ave., tonight starting at 8pm. Hosts Brendon Wetherbee and Esmerelda DeLeon welcome Brian Babylon, Katie McVay and musical guest Deadbeat. $5 suggested donation. 21+

The Big Lebowski @ Ada Street

Ada Street, 1664 N. Ada St., screens The Big Lebowski tonight at 10pm. Reservations are recommended by not required; contact to make one. 21+



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