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Friday, February 24
The Hideout (1354 West Wabansia) 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 year each week has a theme, and tonight's is "Lust, love, and hate." Event is age 21+, but children can be admitted if accompanied by an adult.
Singles event Me So Far presents "Market Fresh," at which newly single people will present slideshows summarizing their lives so far, in the upstairs lounge at Sushi Taiyo, 58 E. Ontario St., from 6:15 to 9pm. Admission is $30.
The American Photographic Artists and the American Society of Media Photographers put on a monthly bar night every second Wednesday of the month. This is a chance for photographers, producers, models, printmakers, and anyone else connected with photography to network in a laid back environment. The event is free to attend at Delux Bar & Grill, 669 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Solo in the 2nd City celebrates its first anniversary at Beauty Bar Chicago, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., tonight at 7pm. Hosts Melinda McIntire and Carly Oishi welcome back guests who appeared throughout the year, including Samantha Irby, Charlotte Hamilton, Jasmine Davila, Chris Bower and Blake Dinwiddie. DJ Continental spins. Free champagne from 7 to 8pm with RSVP. 21+
The Music Box and Sound Opinions present the latest in their series of film screenings, The Graduate from 1967. The film screens this evenin at 7:30pm; full details at the Music Box Website. Music Box: 3733 North Southport. (773) 871-6604.