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Tuesday, July 22

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YarnCon

YarnCon runs Saturday and today at Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington St. The show features dozens of independent crafters, yarn makers, pattern companies, and more. Maybe sign up for a class (additional fees apply). The show is open from 11am to 3pm today. Admission is free.

Cajun Dance Party @ Empty Bottle

The Cajun French Music Association hosts a dance party today, featuring the Cajun Vagabonds, at 2pm at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. 21+

Chicago Underground Film Festival

The 21st annual Chicago Underground Film Festival runs April 2-6 at the Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. Today's films include shorts programs at 2 and 3pm; Who Took Johnny at 6pm, The Unity of All Things 物之合 at 7pm, and American Arab at 8pm. Tickets are $8 per screening, or get a festival pass for $60.

Chicago Latino Film Festival

The Chicago Latino Film Festival runs April 4-17. Films primarily screen at the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., as well as the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.; see the full schedule for showtimes and locations.

Chicago Improv Festival

The 17th annual Chicago Improv Festival runs March 31 to April 6 at locations around the city. The festival concludes tonight with a sold-out performance by ASSSSCAT at UP Comedy Theater, 230 W. North Ave., at 7pm; see the CIF schedule for full details.

Chelsea Peretti @ Subterranean

Comedian Chelsea Peretti, star of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," does two shows tonight at the Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave. The 7pm show is sold out, but there are still tickets for the 10pm show. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 21+

Eleventh Dream Day @ Hideout

The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., welcomes long-running Chicago band Eleventh Dream Day, as they begin a series of four concerts happening every Sunday in April at the Hideout. Tonight's show is at 8pm, and tickets are $10. Full details and advance ticket purchase available at the Hideout website.

Chicago Underground Film Festival Closing Party

The Chicago Underground Film Festival concludes tonight with a closing party at 9pm at the Hairpin Arts Center, 2800 N. Milwaukee Ave. Bad Mashadi and City of Djinn perform. Cash bar. $8 admission; free for festival pass-holders.

 

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