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Wednesday, July 30

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Bike to Work Rally @ Daley Plaza

Chicago Bike Week wraps up Friday morning with the annual Bike to Work Rally in Daley Plaza (50 W Washington St). This free event includes live music and continental breakfast provided by 7-Eleven and Door-To-Door Organics. Cyclists will receive a free t-shirt and use of the valet bike parking complimentary Kickstart by Mountain Dew. Runs from 7 AM to 9 AM.

Filth w/Irvine Welsh @ Music Box

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., welcomes author Irvine Welsh for a special screening of Filth, based on Welsh's book, followed by a Q&A with the author and GB film critic Steve Prokopy, tonight at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10.

Hot Stove Cool Music @ Metro

Benefiting Cubs Charities and Theo Epstein's Foundation To Be Named Later, Hot Stove Cool Music tonight at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., features ensemble performances by headliner Tom Morello, Chicago Hot Stove All-Stars Jimmy Chamberlin, John Stirratt, Scott Lucas, Eddie "King" Roeser, Jered Gummere, Gary Klebe, singer Jennifer Hall and Tributosaurus members Matt Spiegel, Curt Morrison and Jon Paul, alongside Epstein and Len Kasper. Boston Hot Stove All-Stars will include members of The Upper Crust and The Gravel Pit, alongside Gammons. WXRT's Lin Brehmer hosts. Tickets are $50. Doors open at 7:30pm. 18+

Windy City Burlesque Fest

The Windy City Burlesque Fest runs June 18-21 this year, with six performances featuring dozens of dancers at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tonight's 8pm show features classic burlesque by 20 performers, and the 10pm show is "anything goes," showcasing a variety of styles and genres. Tickets are $25, or get a festival pass for $125. All shows are 21+

Radioactivity & Bad Sports @ Empty Bottle

Radioactivity comes from a long line of Denton, TX pop-punk bands like the Marked Men, Mind Spiders, Low Culture, etc. The band, led by Mark Ryan and Jeff Burke, has one album under their name and it's a barnburner. The Empty Bottle (who else?) hosts their first show in Chicago. Bad Sports open. The show's 21+, $10 and starts at 9PM. The Empty Bottle's at 1035 N Western.

The Comedy Exposition/A Jangleheart Circus Fundraiser

Goofballs United presents a fundraiser for The Comedy Exposition and A Jangleheart Circus, two upcoming comedy festivals, tonight at 11pm at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. See sketch comedy, stand-up, improv and music while enjoying adult beverages. There will also be a raffle for some pretty great prizes. Tickets are $5 in advance or at the door. 21+

 

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