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Saturday, May 25

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Jazz Fest

The Chicago Jazz Festival runs Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. Opening day today sees events at the Cultural Center, Roosevelt University and Millennium Park, beginning at noon. Free.

Delilah's 20th Anniversary Party

Delilah's celebrates its 20th anniversary this evening starting at 4:00pm. Among the events scheduled: an art opening featuring local artists; a tasting of their 20th anniversary whiskey; DJ-ing by Casino El Camino from Austin, TX; and many more surprises. Delilah's: 2271 N. Lincoln Avenue. (773) 472-2771.

Chicago Fringe Festival

The Chicago Fringe Festival runs Aug. 29-Sept. 8 at several venues in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. More than a dozen performances of theater, sketch comedy, spoken word and other experimental works stage tonight, beginning at 7pm; see the schedule for details. There's also an opening night reception at 6pm at "Fringe Central," Fischman's Liquors, 4780 N. Milwaukee Ave. Admission buttons are $5 (they're required to get into any show); tickets are $10 per show. You can also buy five- and 10-ticket packs for $45 or $80, respectively, or go to everything for $180.

Music Quiz Show Showdown @ Hideout

Teams of four face off in a test of ultimate rock scholarship to win concert tickets, signed items, posters, vinyl and... bragging rights tonight at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. The evening benefits Rock for Kids, which provides music education for at-risk youth in Chicago Public Schools. Register your team online. Game Show Entry Cost: Team of 4 for $40 ($10 a person) or $15 an individual (will be placed onto a random team of 4). If you can't make it to the quiz and still want to dance, they'll accept at $5 cover starting at 10pm. Learn more on Facebook.

This Podcast Will Change Your Life w/ Chris L. Terry

Be part of a podcast as Ben Tanzer of This Podcast Will Change Your Life, chats with author Chris L. Terry about his new book Zero Fade (out on Curbside Splendor Publishing) at Chicago Publishers Resource Center 858 N. Ashland, 7p. Come and be the a literary live studio audience. $3 donation.

Stoop Style Stories @ Rosa's Lounge

Stoop Style Stories, the brainchild of live lit goddess Lily Be and her partner in crime Clarence Browley, takes place monthly at Rosa's Lounge, 3420 W. Armitage. It's laid back, and newcomers are welcome. In addition to open mic slots there will be featured storytellers including Dana Norris, JH Palmer, Lawrence Binkey Tolefree, Carly Oishi, Keenan Camp and Vito Vitxauskas. Doors open at 7pm, no cover.

Miles Bonny @ The Shrine presents Miles Bonny in Chicago for the very first time tonight at The Shrine (2109 S. Wabash Ave). The Sweet Hot Soul lineup includes Anthony Valadez, producer/DJ and KCRW host as well as the creator of Jazztronica, DJ Chicken George. If you are a fan of grown music, soulful music and/or baby-making music--and like to dance, this is the show for you. For more details and special perks, check out the show's indiegogo page or just cop your $12 tickets here. Doors open at 9PM. 21+

Electric Sheep @ Den Theatre

Replicants meet Archandroids in this musical mash-up the 1982 science-fiction epic Bladerunner with R&B maestro Janelle Monae's 2010 album, which runs Aug 29-31 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Bar opens at 10pm, show begins at 10:30. Tickets are $15 and available online.



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