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Wednesday, July 23

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Randolph Street Market

The Randolph Street Market is back for its monthly stint at Plumbers Union Hall, 1350 W. Washington St., from 10am to 5pm today and Sunday. Shop among over 200 vendors offering antiques, vintage fashion, collectibles, jewelry, art, records and more. Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Student and group discounts available.

A Labor of Love: Domestic Cooking as Authentic Labor in the German Democratic Republic @ Kendall College

Loyola University History professor Alice Weinreb shares her research on an upcoming book about how family and gender was connected to domestic food consumption and production in Cold War-era Germany today at Kendall College, 900 N. North Branch at 10am. Event free for Kendall students; $3 for the rest of us. Free parking. Event sponsored by the Culinary Historians of Chicago.

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival

The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival runs June 27-29 on Milwaukee Avenue between Kedzie and Diversey. The festival features live music on two stages, pop-up galleries, performance art, family activities and food from local bars and restaurants. The festival runs from noon to 10pm tonight. $5 donation requested.

Tenth Annual Printer's Ball @ Hubbard Street Lofts

Spudnik Press Cooperative is thrilled to announce the 10th annual Printers Ball: Chatter. The 10th annual celebration of literary culture and printmaking will be held at the Hubbard Street Lofts, 1821 W. Hubbard St., offering a robust schedule of performances, live printmaking demos, exhibitions, and food and drink tastings. This year's festivities will run from 4 to 9pm, and includes outdoor entertainment with a DJ set with Odd Obsession and a beer garden hosted by Maria's Packaged Goods. Admission is free.

Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party

The 30th annual World's Largest Block Party runs today and Saturday outside Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams Ave. Headliners tonight are the Mowgli's and Third Eye Blind; doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets are $40 per day, or $70 for the weekend.

The Blues Brothers @ Portage Theater

The Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., hosts a free screening of The Blues Brothers tonight at 7pm, followed by live music by BlackJackBlue and Kevan Eftekhari of Robot Lounge.

Degenerate Art Gallery : 1 Year Anniversary Show

The Degenerate Art Gallery, 5554 N. Winthrop Ave., is celebrating their first year operating as a creative space tonight from 7 to 11pm. The event will be filled with several artists and celebrations. Free.

Pickin' on the Kids @ Hideout

The fifth annual Pickin' on the Kids bluegrass benefit for Intonation Music Workshop is tonight at 8pm. The lineup features Bubbly Creek Bluegrass Band, Hayward and Miss Oneida. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 21+

 

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