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Wednesday, June 20

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Taste of Vietnam @ Banh Mi & Co.

For their April "Taste of Vietnam" event, Banh Mi & Co's Loop location (214 W. Van Buren) will celebrate Vietnamese soups from 5 to 8pm. For $15, guests can enjoy complimentary regional drinks with soups (such as Vietnamese pho to wonton soup) and other traditional eats (such as tofu noodle salad, seitan spring rolls, and banh mi sandwiches). Reservations are recommended (contact

World Book Night @ W&CF

Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., hosts a World Book Night pickup event -- stop by to get a copy of one of several free books being offered by local authors. Learn more here.

Rioja Wine Dinner @ Senza

From 6 p.m.-9 p.m. tonight, Senza (2873 N Broadway) is featuring a five-course wine dinner prepared by executive chef Noah Sandoval. Courses include charcuterie, loup de mer (artichoke, lime marjoram, paprika) and lamb (kalamata, yogurt haloumi, nasturtium). The dinner is $150, which includes wine pairings. Visit Senza's website or call (773) 770-3527 for a reservation.

The Strange Love of Molly Louvain @ Patio Theater

The Northwest Chicago Film Society and the Park Ridge Classic Film Series present a screening of 1934's The Strange Love of Molly Louvain, starring Ann Dvorak, tonight at 7:30pm at the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd. The film will be introduced by Christina Rice, author of Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel. Tickets are $5.

The Knife @ Aragon

Swedish duo The Knife plays the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., tonight Tickets are $35. Doors open at 7:30pm, show's at 8:30pm.

Sound Opinions at the Movies: Almost Famous

Join Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis for another edition of Sound Opinions at the Movies tonight at 7:30pm at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. The film is Almost Famous, and Greg and Jim will talk about the film's homage to rock'n'roll and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and Lester Bangs. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.



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