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Wednesday, May 4
Vintage Garage Chicago holds an indoor Winter Garage market at 1134 W. Granville Ave. today and Sunday, 11am to 6pm. Shop for vintage coats, gloves, hats and scarves as well as housewares, art, decorative items, jewelry and more. Admission is $5.
The Tomorrow Never Knows music festival runs Jan. 16-20 at several venues around town. Tonight's shows are listed below. Shows are ticketed individually, but you can also purchase a five-day pass for $100. 18-and-over unless otherwise noted.
The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
Delocated Witness Protection Program Variety Show
Musical Guest: Urge Overkill
8pm; sold out; 21+
10pm; $20; 21+
Hey Cliché video club
midnight; $5; 21+
Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.
School of Rock Chicago presents:
A Tribute to Wilco
1pm doors; $10/free for children under 10
Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.
9pm doors; $15
Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.
The Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St., presents a free screening of Soul Food Junkies today from 2pm-4:30pm. The documentary, directed by filmmaker Byron Hurt, examines the history, sociology, culture and health factors associated with African-Americans and soul food. A Q&A with community health activists follows. For more information, call 312-744-6630.
The Paper Machete "live magazine" this week features Nancy Friedrich, Mike Lehrer, Abby McEnany, Gus Menary, Katie Rich and Steve Waltein, and Amelia Scott, plus Chad the Bird and musical guests The Congregation and Justin Hayford. Christopher Piatt hosts at the Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway, at 3pm. Free. 21+
Tonight from 5pm-8pm, the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, presents a staged reading with bestselling novelist Walter Mosley, featuring selections from his latest works. Free; seating is first come, first served. For more information, call 773-296-1108.
Burkhart's Underground, the first formal gallery show of work by 71-year-old outsider photographer Fred Burkhart, opens tonight at Alibi Fine Art, 1966 W. Montrose Ave., with a reception from 5:30 to 8:30pm. The show runs through March 23.
The DuSable Museum of African-American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., presents an encore performance of Love Jones in Chicago, a stageplay based on the '90s cult classic film, Love Jones. Show time is 7pm; tickets are $20-$25. For more information, call 312-835-1878.
Tonight, the Book Cellar (4736 N. Lincoln Ave.) welcomes the Chicago Writers Association 2012 Book Awards. The awards were divided into four categories (traditionally and non-traditionally published fiction and nonfiction) by a Chicago area author or CWA member. 7pm; free.
The 16th annual Fillet of Solo Festival runs Jan. 3-20 at the Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., and the Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave. Tonight's performances are Story Club at 7pm and GayCo at 8:30pm at Lifeline, and Lifeline Storytelling Project at 7pm and the kates at 8:30pm at Heartland Studio. Tickets for each show are $10, or buy a festival pass for $30.
Soul Summit celebrates its third anniversary with a free dance party at Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., tonight, featuring DJs Dave Mata, Sloppy White and Duke Grip and special guest DJ Chairman Mao of Ego Trip. Doors open at 9pm. 21+
Crafting the next great American zine? Or any zine, really? Quimby's, at 1854 W. North Ave., is hosting an in-house "Zlumber Party" and inviting zine-makers of all kinds to come hunker down, spend the night, and get some zine work done in solidarity. The store closes at 10pm on Saturday and stays open all night for attendees. Sleeping bags and other sleepover gear encouraged! Entrance is free; arrive around 9pm. Call 773-342-0910 or email info(at)quimbys(dot)com to RSVP.