Wednesday, August 27

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Soup and Bread @ The Hideout

Volunteer chefs serve up soup tonight from 5:30-8pm at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) at this weekly benefit for food pantries/hunger relief organizations in the area (a different one is selected each week). Show up, eat, and donate what you can. Free.

Gapers Block Crits

Half Acre Cycling hosts the Gapers Block Crits March 31-April 3 in Calumet Park, 9801 S. Avenue G. The races begin at 6pm. Registration is now closed, but there are 10 slots held for walkups; arrive by 5:30pm to get on the wait list. Or just come down to watch!

IgniteChicago talks @ 1871

IgniteChicago hosts 12 speakers, each giving five-minute presentations on virtually any subject tonight at 6:30pm at the 1871 auditorium on the 12th floor in Merchandise Mart. Similar to a TED talk, this IgniteChicago session features topics ranging from legal pirates, stuttering, how to dance better, and how the music industry will screw you. Tickets are $10 and include a beer and a slice of pizza. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Chicago Improv Festival

The 17th annual Chicago Improv Festival runs March 31 to April 6 at locations around the city. There are six shows scheduled tonight, beginning at 7:30pm; see the CIF schedule for full details.

Taking Off @ Patio Theater

The Northwest Chicago Film Society presents a screening of Taking Off, directed by Milos Forman, tonight at 7:30pm at the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd. Tickets are $5.

Chicago Underground Film Festival

The 21st annual Chicago Underground Film Festival runs April 2-6 at the Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tonight's opening night feature is What I Love About Concrete, directed by Katherine Dohan and Alanna Stewart. The short film A Million Miles Away will also be screened. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $8, or get a festival pass for $60.

Chicago Underground Film Festival Opening Night Party @ Hairpin

The 2014 Chicago Underground Film Festival gets underway on April 2, 2014. Join the opening night celebration at the Hairpin Arts Center, 2800 North Milwaukee starting at 9pm. Tickets are $5 at the door, or free for festival attendees. Chances Dances will spin, dance, and entertain. Sponsored (in part) by Lagunitas.



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