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Thursday, April 24

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Baconfest Master Class @ Whole Foods - Lincoln Park

Join Barn & Co.'s very own Pitmaster and author of Low & Slow BBQ Gary Wiviott at 7PM as he explains how to get the very most from the bacon you love at the Whole Foods, Lincoln Park (1550 N. Kingsbury St.). Alongside tastes of each dish, participants will receive expertly paired beer samples from Lagunitas Brewing Company. Class space is limited, so please register in advance by calling 312.587.0648. Cost: $5

Soup & Bread @ The Hideout

Eight volunteer chefs serve up soup at the final Soup & Bread of the season tonight from 5:30 to 8pm at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., for the low, low cost of whatever you can donate. In addition to the soup, there will be pizza from Piece, bread from Publican Quality Meats, and a bake sale featuring pie and other desserts. Donations this week benefit the Northwestern Settlement House food pantry. Kids are allowed accompanied by parents, otherwise it's 21+.

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.

Breadcrumb Trail @ Music Box

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., screens Breadcrumb Trail, a documentary about the band Slint and the Louisville music scene, tonight at 7:30pm. Slint and director Lance Bangs will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film. Tickets are $14.

The First Time @ Martyrs'

CHIRP Radio presents the latest edition of its literary series The First Time tonight at 8pm at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. The theme this time is "first move," and includes Doug Sohn of Hot Doug's, Imerman Angels founder Johnny Imerman, writer Cher Vincent, writer Barrie Cole, filmmaker and comedian Michael Sanchez, and Story Club founder Dana Norris -- and as always, the First Time Three performs a song related to each story. Admission is $10, and all proceeds go to CHIRPRadio.org.

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