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Thursday, July 31

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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.

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. A special screening of Over the Waves: A Story of Flamenco in the U.S. takes place at Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St., tonight at 6pm; the $20 ticket includes tapas and wine.

Schubas' 25th Anniversary

Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., is 25 years old, and owners Mike and Chris Schuba are celebrating with a party tonight at 6pm, rolling back prices on food to 1989 levels -- including a Goose Island collaboration "Schubas 25 Ale" for $2. Free, 21+

The Julie Ruin @ Lincoln Hall

The Julie Ruin and Screaming Females rock out at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Bell Ave. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 at the door. All ages. Doors open at 7pm.

Black Playwrights Festival

The ninth annual Black Playwrights Festival runs April 8-13 at the Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark St. Each night showcases a different playwright; tonight features M. Shelly Conner's Broken Fences at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 per night, or $50 for a festival pass. Call the box office at 773-769-4451.

 

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