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Wednesday, August 31
Hockey comes to Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Dr., for the first time ever today with the Hockey City Classic. At noon, the puck drops for Notre Dame vs. Miami of Ohio, followed by University of Minnesota vs. University of Wisconsin at 3:30pm. Tickets are $13-83. Gates open at 10am.
The Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade steps off at 1pm today on Wentworth Avenue, starting at 24th Place and ending at Cermak Ave. Free.
Peanut Gallery, 1000 N. California Ave., celebrates the opening of Emre Kocagil's new exhibition, Very Solo, with a reception tonight from 5 to 9pm. Free.
The Gene Siskel Film Center presents a repeat engagement for the highly acclaimed 2012 film Holy Motors as part of a retrospective look at the work of the director Leos Carax. Holy Motors screens this afternoon at 5:15pm, and again tomorrow night at 6pm. See the Film Center's Website for a complete schedule and to purchase advance tickets. Film Center: 164 North State Street. (312) 846-2800.
Tonight, Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., welcomes transgender author and activist S. Bear Bergman. The author of Butch Is A Noun and co-editor of Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation promises "not just a reading; a Speakeasy is a whole show. Expect jokes, stories, smut, and rough drafts, plus Improv Storytime, where the audience provides the story topic and Bear tells a fresh, unrehearsed story." Doors open at 6pm. Cover is pay what you can (suggested donation $15).
The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., hosts a harmonica hoedown tonight at 6pm, featuring James Conway, Joe Filisko, Bob Kessler and special guests. Tickets are $10 online or at the door. Preview in Transmission.
Caitlin Bergh presents her one woman show, Chunks, at Studio Be (3110 N Sheffield). In a series of funny stories, Bergh weaves a weird and disgusting tale of coming out as a sexually-repressed and obsessive college student. Show starts at 7:30, doors at 7. Tickets are $7 at the door or online.