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Friday, August 18

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Chicago Reader's Book Swap @ The Old Town School of Folk Music

The Old Town School of Music will be hosting an evening of live music and a book swap today from 6-9PM. Participants can take and bring as many as 15 books to the event. The event is located at 4544 N Lincoln Ave.


Chicago Latino Film Festival

The 31st annual Chicago Latino Film Festival runs April 9-23 at the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. Today's lineup includes 10 films, beginning at 6pm; see the schedule for full details. Tickets are $12 per film, $10 for members of the Illinois Latino Cultural Center. Film passports, good for 12 admissions, are $110.

Pump & Dump Show @ Mayne Stage

The Pump & Dump Show, a comedy show for parents, returns to the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., tonight at 7:30pm. "Comedian/musician Shayna Ferm and her sidekick, MC Doula, host this irreverent evening of comedy, music, games, prizes, drinking, swearing and parental commiseration." Doors open at 6:30pm, and tickets are $23 in advance, $28 at the door. 18+

Under 30 / Over 60: What I Wish I Knew

The Chicago Writers Conference presents Under 30 / Over 60: What I Wish I Knew tonight at 7pm at The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave. Three writers under the age of 30 and three writers over the age of 60 attempt to answer the question "What I Wish I Knew." Readers include Samantha Hoffman, Eric Charles May, Jim Padar, Molly Sprayregen, Kayla Schwalbe, and Ted Wesenberg. Amanda Claire Buckley hosts. Admission is free.

Stars Align @ GMan Tavern

Cameron McGill and Angela Mullenhour of coins come together for a one-night-only collaboration at Stars Align, Gapers Block's monthly music series at the GMan Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St. They'll play each other's songs as well as a couple originals and a favorite cover or two. Sponsored by Begyle Brewing. Doors open at 7:30pm, show's at 8pm. Free, 21+

The Frunchroom @ O'Rourke's Office

The Frunchroom, a new quarterly reading series produced by Scott Smith in partnership with the Beverly Area Arts Alliance, debuts tonight at 7:30pm at O'Rourke's Office, 11064 S. Western Ave. Featured will be Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, arts and entertainment writer; Natalie Y. Moore, WBEZ reporter and author; Jen Sabella, director of social media and engagement for DNAInfo Chicago; Dmitry Samarov, painter and writer; and Chuck Sudo, writer and former Chicagoist editor. Admission is free. 21+

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Chicago @ Reggies

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Chicago, curated by Fake Shore Drive, tonight at Reggies, 2105 S. State St., at 8pm. The lineup features Mystikal, Chris Crack, Tree and Martin $ky. Tickets are $3 with RSVP, but admission is not guaranteed.

 

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