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Wednesday, April 25

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SAIC Fashion 2013

Fashion 2013, the School of the Art Institute's spring fashion MFA show, will be presented three times today: 9am is an open dress rehearsal, while the noon and 3pm shows are general admission seating. Tickets for the 9am show are $40, the later shows are $75. See our preview in A/C.

First Friday @ Old Town School of Folk Music

The Old Town School of Folk Music hosts their monthly First Friday, in which the community is invited to sample music & dance classes, see student ensemble performances, and to gather together with like-minded people. First Friday starts at 6:00pm, and admission is a suggested donation of $5. Old Town School: 4545 North Lincoln Avenue. (773) 728-6000.

Funny Ha-Ha @ Hideout

Funny Ha-Ha returns to the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., tonight from 6 to 8pm. The guests this time are Shannon Cason, Molly Backes, Erin Kahoa, Steve Gadlin, Scott Smith and filmmaker Steve Delahoyde. Claire Zulkey hosts. $5 admission benefits the Neighborhood Writing Alliance. 21+

Art, Wine, and Entertainment: The Fashion Edition @ DuSable Museum

The DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl., presents "Art, Wine, and Entertainment," tonight from 7pm-10pm. In addition to visual art, exhibits, music, and spoken word, this latest installment of A.W.E. features fashion presentations by Chicago-based designers including House of Duvall, Chocolate Sushi Couture, Art Star by Onli Wear and more. Tickets are $10; for more information, call 773--947-0600, ext. 290.

Wine Riot @ Union Station

Learn more about the selection and tasting of wine at this two-day event in the Great Hall of Union Station. Over 250 wines, interactive learning booths, crash courses in types of wine, and entertainment are on the bill. Event is 7-11pm tonight; 1-5pm and 7-11pm tomorrow. Tickets $60.

14 15 111 @ Intuit

Composer/songwriter Daniel Knox and photographer John Atwood premiere the first two installments of their latest work, 14 15 111, at Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Thursday and tonight at 7pm. See MartinJon's preview in A/C. Tickets are $15.

Key Ingredient Cook-Off @ Bridgeport Art Center

The Reader sponsors an evening of food centered around five ingredients at its Key Ingredient Cook-Off at the Bridgeport Art Center (1200 W. 35th St.) tonight (7-10pm). A gaggle (26 to be exact) of chefs from places like Perennial Virant, NoMI, El Ideas, and Fat Rice will be competing for your vote. Your $65 ticket gets you cocktails from Scofflaw, beer, wine, and tasting portions.

Angela Davis @ University of Chicago

The University of Chicago presents author and activist Angela Davis as she discusses "Feminism and Abolition: Theories and Practices for the 21st Century," tonight at 7:30pm. This lecture, held at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 773-702-8063.

The Cremaster Cycle @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center begins screening one of the most highly divisive film series in recent memory: Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle. Cremaster 1 and Cremaster 2 begin the series tonight at 7:45pm. Full details, as well as advance tickets, are available through the Film Center's Website. Film Center: 164 North State Street. (312) 846-2800.



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