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Chicago Improv Festival

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.

Level Up Magazine Release Party

Level-Up magazine celebrates the release of its sixth issue with a party at the Chicago Art Department, 1932 S. Halsted St., tonight from 5 to 10pm. Catch a fashion show and listen to music by a dozen DJs and emcees. $6 in advance, $10 at the door.

The Interview Show @ Hideout

Mark Bazer's Internet Show returns to the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., tonight from 6:30 to 8pm. This month the guests are author Irvine Welch, improv team TJ Jagodowski and David Pasquesi, Tasting Table editor Heather Sperling, and musical guest Derek Fawcett. Admission is $8; doors open at 6pm. 21+

Britton Walters Opening @ Inkling

Inkling, 2917-1/2 N. Broadway, celebrates the opening of "The Dog Show," an exhibition of canine portraiture by Britton Walters, tonight from 6 to 10pm. Walters will also be selling dog-themed items from his Nerfect product line. Proceeds from the evening's sales will benefit One Tail at a Time.

Room 237 @ Music Box

The Music Box Theatre presents the documentary Room 237, which presents several unusual theories and interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining. The film begins screening tonight; see the Music Box Website for a complete schedule. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

Marcoot Jersey Creamery Dinner @ Jam

It's a multi-course evening of cheese at Jam (3057 West Logan Blvd.) when they team up with downstate Greenville's Marcoot Creamery for tonight's dinner ($50 per person, $15 extra for drink pairings).

Smith Westerns @ Schubas

The Smith Westerns preview some new songs at Schubas tonight at 7:30pm. Tickets are just $5. All ages.

Sybris @ Bottom Lounge

Sybris releases their latest album, Voyage of the Stag Party, with a show at the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., tonight. Rabid Rabbit and Killer Moon open, and Three Floyds does a tap takeover. Doors open at 8pm, show's at 9pm. Tickets are $10 online or at the door. 21+

 

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