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Friday, January 20
The Music Box Theatre presents a Disney double feature: Mary Poppins at 5:30pm, and the new film Saving Mr. Banks at 8:00pm. Details on how to attend available at the Music Box Website. Music Box: 3733 North Southport. (773) 871-6604.
Spudnik Press, 1821 W. Hubbard St., hosts its annual holiday art sale tonight from 6 to 10pm. Browse fine art prints, posters, cards, books, zines and other locally made stuff from more than 20 artists -- and enjoy a potluck of apps and drinks. Bring a sketchbook and stick around for Drink & Draw, Spudnik's bi-monthly drawing night. Free.
The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., hosts The Last Speakeasy on the Eve of Repeal, a party celebrating the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, tonight from 6:30 to 10pm. Dress up in '30s era garb (no feathers, please) and enjoy Templeton Rye cocktails, ragtime jazz and other treats. Tickets are $45, $35 for museum members. 21+
Tributosaurus does its annual holiday show tonight at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., at 7pm. Come see the band impersonate multiple acts performing their Christmas tunes, from Bruce Springsteen to Paul McCartney to the Kinks. Tickets are $20. 21+
Lawyers for the Creative Arts celebrates the release of its new book, Band Law for Bands, tonight at the Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., at 7pm. Bands Law for Bands is reference guide for writers and musicians who need to know the basics of copyright law,
publishing contracts, defamation and more. Free.
To commemorate International Revolutionary Day, Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th St.) will host a free screening of From 2337 West Monroe Street. The film is part of Black Power! In Tribute to Fred Hampton, a series of exhibitions, performances and film screenings that honor the legacy of late Black Panther party leader Fred Hampton. The series continues through January 2014 with installations at the Arts Incubator, Kimbark Studios, and First Unitarian Church of Chicago.