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Thursday, August 28

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Do-Division Street Fest

Do-Division takes over Division Street from Ashland to Leavitt with music on two stages, shopping and family fun May 30-June 1. The festival runs from 5 to 10pm today.

East Stage
5:30pm - Basic Cable
7pm - Oozing Wound
8:30pm High On Fire

West Stage
5:45pm - The O'Mys
7:15pm - Marro
8:45pm - JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound

Maifest

Maifest returns to Lincoln Square May 29-June 1, taking over Lincoln Avenue from Leland to Western next to the Brown Line tracks. The festival runs from 5 to 11pm tonight, with live music and plenty of German beer and food. Admission is free.

Festival del Taco

Head to Little Village for a community celebration of art, music, and tacos. The party starts at 2600 S. Kostner tonight at 6pm and goes until 11pm. Admission is free.

Sip & Savor @ Room 1520

This benefit for the Special Olympics features food from a nice list of chefs (among them Abraham Conlon of Fat Rice and Pat Sheerin of Trenchermen), along with a full bar and DJ. Event runs 6-9pm at Room 1520, 1520 W. Fulton St. Tickets $65 ($75 door).

CHGO DSGN @ Cultural Center

CHGO DSGN, an exhibition of recent object and graphic design from Chicago, opens tonight at the Cultural Center, 78 W. Washington St., with a reception from 6 to 10pm. Admission is free.

Adventure Time Story Artists @ DePaul School of Cinema

"Adventure Time" story artists Jesse Moynihan, Michael DeForge and Sam Alden talk about their creative process at DePaul CDM Theatre, 14 E. Jackson St., lower level room 105, tonight at 6pm as part of the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. Free.

Manual Cinema's Lula Del Ray Puppet Show

Set in the mid-century American Southwest and inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline, Lula Del Ray is a mythic reinvention of a classic coming-of-age story, performed with overhead projectors, shadow puppets, actors in silhouette, and live music. The event will be held at The Ruth Page Center for Arts, 1015 N. Dearborn St., tonight at 7:30pm.

You're Being Ridiculous @ Mary's Attic

You're Being Ridiculous is a group of real people telling real funny stories about their lives with a theme as their guide. With three shows this month, there's sure to be a date that matches your calendar. Come out tonight to hear stories on the theme "Change" from Brooke Allen, Elizabeth Gomez, David Lipowski, Ruth McCormack, Anita Mechler, Karie Miller, Dana Norris and Jeremy Owens. Stories start at 7:30pm at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. Tickets are $15 online or at the door.

Fareed Haque @ Mayne Stage

The Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., hosts a record release party for Fareed Haque tonight at 9pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off @ Music Box

The Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave., hosts a midnight screening of Ferris Bueller's Day Off tonight. Tickets are $9 in advance or at the box office.

 

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