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Saturday, July 23

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Green City Market Cookbook Release @ Jayson Home

Chefs Rick Bayless, Carrie Nahabedian and Bruce Sherman will be at Jayson Home, 1885 N. Clybourn Ave., tonight from 5 to 8pm to sign copies of The Green City Market Cookbook and serve dishes from the book. Complimentary wine will also be served. As a bonus, Jayson Home is donating 10 percent of the night's sales to the Green City Market.

Chicago South Asian Film Festival

The Chicago South Asian Film Festival runs Sept. 18-21 at the Showplace ICON Theatres, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd. Tonight's opening night includes a red carpet at 6pm, the Chicago premier of Liar's Dice at 7pm followed by a Q&A with star Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and a reception at Gallery Bar, 738 N. Clark St., from 10pm to midnight. Tickets are $35 or $100 for VIP.

World Music Festival

The World Music Festival runs Sept. 11-21 in a variety of locations around town; see the full schedule for details. All festival events are free.

Shonen Knife @ Bottom Lounge

Japanese alt-pop legends Shonen Knife play Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., tonight, with Habibi and Blizzard Babies opening. Tickets are $12. Doors are at 7pm, show's at 8pm. 17+

The Hoods Chicago: Pilsen

The Hoods Chicago, a new reading series centered around neighborhoods, debuts tonight at 8pm at Modern Cooperative, 1215 W. 18th St. Featured readers include Liz Baudler, Charlotte Hamilton, Tony Castellon and Jaime de Leon; Melinda McIntire hosts. Free; donations will be collected for ElevArte Community Studio.

DJ James Murphy @ Smartbar

James Murphy, formerly of LCD Soundsystem, spins tonight at Smartbar, 3730 N. Clark St. Rahaan and the Black Madonna open. Doors open at 10pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 21+

 

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