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Wednesday, July 30

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Fiesta Del Sol @ Pilsen Neighborhood

Fiesta del Sol, an annual fundraising event organized by the Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, runs this weekend from July 31-August 3. The biggest Latino festival in the Midwest, activities include futbol, Latino art, carnival rides, rollercoasters, and food from dozens of taquerias, hurache vendors, and more. 1400 W Cermak Rd., Thursday, July 31, 5-10pm. Free.

School of Rock Allstars @ Beat Kitchen

The Beat Kitchen hosts two evenings of School of Rock graduates, featuring some of the most talented students of the school. Doors open at 4:00pm, show starts at 5:00pm. Full details and advance tickets at the Beat Kitchen site. Beat Kitchen: 2100 West Belmont Avenue. (773) 281-4444.

Chicago French Film Festival

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., hosts the Chicago French Film Festival July 31-Aug. 5. Tonight's opening night reception begins at 6:30pm, followed by a screening of Me, Myself, and Mum at 7:30; admission is $15. Tickets for the rest of the festival are $12 per film, or get a festival pass to five films for $45. (Alliance Français members get $2 off individual tickets.)

Physical Festival @ Links Hall

The inaugural Physical Festival of physical theatre runs July 25-Aug. 2 in Links Hall at Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave. Tonight's performances are Next Door at 7pm and Circo de Tu Corazón at 9pm; see the schedule for details. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, with festival passes available for $35.

Spin's Lollapalooza Kick Off Party with Interpol, Gemini Club, Wildcat! Wildcat!

The beautiful Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St, will be hosting Spin's Lollapalooza Kick Off Party. This is a perfect opportunity to start the music filled weekend right with a lineup including dreamy pop from Wildcat! Wildcat!, local electronic indie rockers Gemini Club, and the always amazing Interpol. This 21+ show starts at 9pm and is FREE with RSVP

Choucroute Series @ TÊTE Charcuterie

Chefs Thomas Rice and Kurt Guzowski of TÊTE Charcuterie and Pat Sheerin of Trencherman kick off the Choucroute Series at TÊTE Charcuterie (1114 W Randolph St) tonight, starting at 10pm. Each chef will get half a hog to prepare on site, along with vegetables, which will then be served to an intimate crowd of 20 people. Cocktails will be provided by CH Distillery. Tickets cost $70. Call (312) 733-1178 or email info@tetechicago.com for reservations.

 

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