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Sunday, June 24

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Lunch Talks @ CAF

The topic for this week's Lunch Talks @ CAF, the Chicago Architecture Foundation's weekly free discussion series, is "Historic Preservation, Design, and Cultural Programming for Neighborhood Change." Charles Leeks and Matt Cole from Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago discuss how the organization is continuing to incorporate historic preservation, design, and cultural programming into its community development efforts on the West & South Sides of Chicago. The talk is from 12:15pm to 1pm in CAF's Lecture Hall Gallery, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Soup and Bread @ Hideout

The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., holds its Soup and Bread weekly fundraiser tonight from 5:30-8pm (or until the soup runs out). Local chefs and foodies prepare a selection of soups for your casual slurping from the bar's crock pots, with (encouraged) donations going to a local food-related charity; this week's is Inspiration Corporation. This year each week has a theme, and this one is "Four Cs: Cumin, Coriander, Cardamom, Cilantro." Event is 21+, but children can be admitted if accompanied by an adult.

The Big Lebowski & High Fidelity @ Lincoln Hall

Lincoln Hall's "The Three-Penny Was Here" film series continues tonight with a free screening of The Big Lebowski and High Fidelity. White Russians will be $5. The show is free, 18+ and starts at 7pm.

The Walls of Jericho @ Portage Theater

The Northwest Chicago Film Society screens a 35mm print of The Walls of Jericho at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., tonight at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5.

Sandy Hook Elementary Benefit @ Lincoln Tap

More than three dozen DJs, burlesque dancers and other artists participate in a benefit show for the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School tonight at the Lincoln Tap Room, 3010 N. Lincoln Ave. Suggested donation of $5 at the door; buy a $20 drink wristbands from 9:30pm to 1:30am, and the bar will kick in a $10 donation. Raffle tickets for art and other prizes will also be sold. All proceeds will go the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Doors open at 8pm. 21+

The Numbered Days Loft Party

The Numbered Days hosts a loft party tonight at 2408 N. Kedzie Ave., featuring DJs Superfriends and Kody Madro. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 9pm.



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