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Saturday, July 23
There's a tribute to Frankie Knuckles tonight on the Chase Central Promenade in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., starting at 6pm with opening words from Robert Williams and Alan King, followed by DJ sets by Elbert Phillips, Craig Loftis, Greg GrayMike Winston and Mike Winston. The show is over at 9pm. Free.
The Reader's Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky host First Tuesdays with Mick & Ben tonight at 6:30pm at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. Guests this time around will be Illinois state rep Christian Mitchell, AFSCME lobbyist Adrienne Alexander and Green Party state rep candidate Will Guzzardi. Tickets are $5 in advance or at the door. 21+
The June edition of Tuesday Funk tonight in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., features readings by Claire Zulkey, Patricia Skalka, Sara Ross Witt, Theodore Goeglein and Ted McLelland. Eden Robins and Andrew Huff co-host.Doors open at 7pm sharp, no earlier -- arrive early for a table and grab a beer from the bar. Show starts at 7:30pm. Free, 21+
Every Tuesday in June, Theater Oobleck presents an evening of performance and music at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. Tonight's program is "One Up," a collection of short solo works by Oobleck regulars and associates. The program begins tonight at 9pm, and admission is a suggested $5 at the door. Full details and a complete program at