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Thursday, April 19

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Divine Dine & Wine

The West Central Association Chamber of Commerce's second annual Divine Dine & Wine event is tonight from 6 to 9pm at VenueOne, 1044 W. Randolph St. Enjoy more than 25 West Loop restaurants, plus wine, beer and cocktails. Tickets are $95 or $125 for VIP, and come with a free subscription to Time Out and a complimentary ride from Uber.

Soup & Bread @ FitzGerald's

FitzGerald's Nightclub, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd., hosts a new monthly edition of Soup & Bread beginning tonight at 6pm in the SideBar. Soup chefs include Bodhi Thai Restaurant, Skrine Chops, Sheila Russell and more. Pay what you can.

Dr. Bob Wright @ Open Books

Author and educator Dr. Bob Wright discusses and signs his new book, Transform!, at Open Books, 213 W. Institute Pl., tonight from 6 to 8pm. Free.

An Evening of Speculative Fiction @ Open Books

The Chicago Writers Conference hosts "an Evening of Speculative Fiction" tonight at Open Books, 213 W. Institute Pl., tonight from 6:30 to 9pm. Readers include Mary Anne Mohanraj, Holly McDowell, Richard Chwedyk, William Shunn, Wesley Chu, Jody Lynn Nye and Matthew Darst. Admission is free.

"5 Different Videos" @ Peanut Gallery

Tonight at 7pm, Peanut Gallery, 1000 N. California Ave., hosts a screening of "5 Different Videos," a collection of five short films by Detroit-based female video artists, Eleni Zaharopoulos, Bailey Scieszka, Katie Barkel, Mïïgun-å-rïen and Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen. Admission is free.

There Is A Happiness That Morning Is Benefit for Soup & Bread

Theater Oobleck stages a special benefit performance of its hit show, There Is A Happiness That Morning Is, tonight at 8pm at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $15 or pay what you can, and proceeds benefit Soup & Bread.



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