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Saturday, January 21
Join Chicago-based Next Star Vodka at Square One, 1400 S. Michigan Ave., tonight in honor of Municipal Flag Day, a long forgotten holiday honoring the four stars and two stripes. Enjoy samples of Next Star Vodka cocktails, drink specials and more from 4pm to close. No cover. 21+
This benefit for Fresh Moves has food (La Sirena Clandestina and Ruxbin are among the vendors scheduled to appear), drinks, and shopping all in one place--in this case, Room 1520 (1520 W. Fulton Market). Event runs 5:30-10pm, tickets $5-15.
The Chicago Improv Festival runs April 1-7 at a variety of venues throughout the city. See the schedule for a list of tonight's shows, workshops and other events, or view a list of everything. Each show is ticketed separately.
Come to the Holiday Club, 4000 N. Sheridan Ave., tonight for the latest installment of Story Club. The theme this month is "fools," and features readings by Mary Pat Bohan, Amy Supmter, Maggie Jenkins, and Kendra Stevens. In addition there are open mic slots for storytelling hopefuls. Open mic signup begins at 7:30pm, show begins at 7:45pm. Free, 21+