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Thursday, March 23
Lincoln Square's Maifest takes over Lincoln and Leland avenues between Western and Eastwood today through Sunday, May 30 to June 2. Enjoy fresh German beer, soft pretzels and sausage, live music and other fun. Tonight's entertainment includes alumni bands from the Old Town School of Folk Music and the Captain Blood Orchestra. Tonight's hours are 5 to 9:30pm. Admission is free.
Join Gapers Block readers and staff at The Berghoff bar, 17 W. Adams St., from 6 to 9pm for lively conversation and tasty beer and soft pretzels. We'll pass out GB and I ✶ Chi stickers, too. RSVP on Facebook. Free, 21+.
Me So Far hosts Nerd Alert 2, its final event of the season, tonight at 6:30pm at Sushi Taiyo 58 E. Ontario St. Tonight's singles event features nerds of all sort: code, design, citrus and more. Admission is $30, or $50 for two friends.
Indie comic artists Sarah Morton and Tyrell Cannon come to Quimby's for the May installment of the Wicker Park bookstore's monthly series Laydeez Do Comics, which features women (and friends of women) discussing their comics, complete with snacks. The event is free and starts at 7:00 p.m. at 1854 W. North Ave.
Author Rich Cahan and master printer Ron Gordon discuss Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, their book about the recently discovered street photographer, at the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St., from 7 to 9pm in the fourth floor art gallery. Free.
ManBQue is working on a book, and they're holding events to collect recipes. This Thursday, you're invited to show off your best grilled chicken wing recipe at a "MEATing" tonight at 7pm at the Convent, 1714 S. Racine Ave.
Spectrum is the seventh dance concert of Matter Dance Company, featuring a variety of types of dance from tap to modern. The concert runs May 30-June 1, 2013 (Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm) at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont).Tickets: $20 for general admission, $15 for Children, Students (with valid id), and Seniors. Tickets available through the Stage 773 Box Office at 773.327.5252.