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Modern Vintage @ Plumbers Hall

The Modern Vintage show runs tonight through Sunday at Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W, Washington St. Shop for vintage jewelry, clothing and accessories from dozens of vendors. Tonight's preview runs from 5 to 9pm. Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door ($3/$5 for students), or get a three-day pass for $25.

Encounters at the Edge of the Forest @ Gallery 400

Encounters at the Edge of the Forest, and exhibition curated by the Exhibition Practices class of the Museum and Exhibition Studies program at the UIC School of Art and Art History, opens tonight at Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St., with a reception from 5:30 to 8pm. More details on Facebook.

Seeger Social Singlong & Celebration @ Old Town School of Folk Music

The Old Town School of Folk Music holds an evening of singing and music in honor of the late great Pete Seeger. Join original Old Town School instructor Frank Hamilton for a group singalong, and enjoy other related activities happening throughout the building. Full details and advance tickets available at the Old Town School Website, or call the school front desk at (773) 728-6000.

CIMM Fest

The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival runs April 30-May 4. Various musical performances, movie screenings, panel discussions, and other events are happening throughout the city; see the schedule for full details. Each show is ticketed separately, or buy a day pass for $35, a festival pass for $75, or a VIP pass for $150.

The Interview Show @ Hideout

The Interview Show returns to the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., tonight at 6:30pm. Host Mark Bazer talks with authors Veronica Roth and Aleksandar Hemon, screenwriter Steven Conrad, and musician/author Tim Kinsella. $8 at the door. 21+

Wine Riot @ Union Station

On May 2 and 3, Wine Riot returns to Union Station to educate consumers about wine during a tasting extravaganza with a DJ, photo-booth, and temporary tattoos. Enjoy unlimited tastings of 250 wines from around the world, learn about wine at the Bubbly Bar, in Wine 101, or in a 20-minute Crash Course. Tickets for each four-hour riot are $60. Tonight's session runs from 7 to 11pm. 21+

Once I Was Cool Release Party @ Women & Children First

Join Curbside Splendor for the release of Megan Stielstra's collection of personal essays, Once I Was Cool. Stielstra, a Chicago author, teacher, mom, and the Literary Director of 2nd Story, will read from her book at Women & Children First at 7:30pm, and stick around for a signing and Q&A.

Archie Powell & the Exports @ Subterranean

Archie Powell & the Exports celebrate the release of their latest album, Back in Black, tonight at the Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave. (Read our review of the album in Transmission.)Soft Speaker, Pet Lions and Hot Broadcoast open. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Doors open at 8pm, show's at 9pm. 17+

Gozamos Cinco de Mayo Party

Gozamos.com hosts a "Take Back Cinco de Mayo" party at the Chicago Urban Art Society, 600 W. Cermak Rd., tonight at 8pm. Enjoy live son jarocho music by Ida y Vuelta, as well as DJs ((Sonorama)), Soulphonetics, DJ Itzi Nallah of Cumbiasazo and The Ponderers. There will be an open bar and a multimedia exhibit honoring the historic battle in Puebla and the origin of the holiday. Tickets are $15 in advance, $25 at the door. 21+

Kartemquin Spring Showcase @ Siskel Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., presents a preview of upcoming films from Kartemquin Films, the local documentary company responsible for such films as Hoop Dreams and The Interruptors. The screening begins at 8:30pm tonight, and includes appearances by the directors. Box office: (312) 846-2085.

Yo La Tengo @ Concord Music Hall

Yo La Tengo headlines Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., with Phil Cochran opening. Tickets are $24. Doors open at 8:30pm. 18+

Troll 2 @ Music Box

The Music Box presents a midnight screening of the utterly inexplicable 1990 film Troll 2. Don't piss on hospitality and miss this film! Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

 

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