Friday, August 22

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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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