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Wednesday, August 31
Record Store Day is today at record stores all over Chicagoland. There will be special releases, in-store performances, giveaways and more. Read our preview in Transmission and see the store locator for the ones closest to you.
New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones reads at Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1120 N. Ashland Ave., 3rd flr., today at 3pm as part of Record Store Day. Free.
The Greenhorns, a national grassroots nonprofit supporting young farmers, presents a screening of their documentary, also called The Greenhorns, tonight at 5:30pm at Beans & Bagels, 2601 W. Leland Ave. An informal panel discussion with local CSA farmers will follow. Free.
Gapers Block is proud to present 20x2 Chicago, a live event where 20 people are asked the same question and given two minutes each to answer in whichever way they choose, tonight at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave. This edition's question is "Where are we?" and the speakers are Sharon Bautista, Sarah Best-Wilson, Keidra Chaney, Eamon Daly, Mike Ewing, Jocelyn Geboy, Tim Gray, Dan Henrick, Saya Hillman, Ben Husmann, Britt Julious, Felix Jung, Justin Kaufmann, Molly Marshall, Rebeca Mojica, JH Palmer and J. Gordon Wright. Andrew Huff hosts. Doors open at 6:30pm, show's at 7pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. 21+
Harmonica Dunn presents Funk Fest Chicago Friday and tonight at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave. Tonight's lineup includes Birds of Prey, Cole DeGenova & The Peoples Republic, Alanna Royale, Bassel & The Supernaturals, Deep Fayed and DJ Mr. GAC. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, which opens at 8pm. Two day passes are available for $20. 17+