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Sunday, May 29

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31st Annual Book Fair @ Newberry Library

Book lovers, line up to get your hands on more than 120,000 books in 70 different categories, including cookbooks, literature, children's series, biographies and foreign language this weekend. Pop over to the annual Newberry Library Book Fair for $2 or less books and plenty of extras like music, movies, sports memorabilia and rare collectibles. Entry is free! July 23-26 at The Newberry, located at 60 W. Walton St. The sale is from noon to 8pm on Thursday and Friday, and 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

Andersonville Sidewalk Sale

The annual Andersonville Sidewalk Sale runs July 24-26 on Clark Street from Argyle to Edgewater. More than two dozen shops and restaurants will have sales both on the sidewalk and inside; see the website for a list of participating businesses.

Community Mural Paint Day @ Medill & Milwaukee

AnySquared and ABC/Project Logan will hold a community mural paint day from 11am to 6pm today at 2930 N. Medill, behind the tracks at Medill and Milwaukee. The organizers will have paint materials and ask that everyone come dressed for painting. The painting will be done on the Community Wall created several years ago, which has been frequently repainted and touched up. Today's paint day will transform the wall into a new mural.

Wicker Park Fest

Wicker Park Fest takes over Milwaukee Avenue from North to Paulina from noon to 10pm Saturday and today. Hear music on three stages -- including headliners Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires and Blonde Redhead -- check out performing arts and vendor booths, and let the kids have fun in the Kids Fest. $5 suggested donation.

Summer Circus Intensive Performance Showcase @ Actors Gymnasium

The circus students of The Actors Gymnasium will perform their Summer Intensive Performance Showcase today and Sunday, featuring two completely unique shows. The Actors Gymnasium shows are lively, full of themes, costumes and innovative work by the circus artists. Both shows are directed by Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi.The Intensive II is Saturday at 4:30 and 7:30pm, and Intensive I is Sunday at 1 and 4pm. Tickets can be purchased online for $15.The Actors Gymnasium is located at Noyes Cultural Arts Center 927 Noyes St. in Evanston.

Stupid Fucking Bird @ Victory Gardens

A very loose adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, Stupid Fucking Bird is sure to delight with its comedic twists on a classic tale. Written by Aaron Posner and performed by Sideshow Theatre, the tale centers around two generations of Russians living on a country estate and a whole lot of bird-based metaphors. Through this piece, Sideshow Theater explores what motivates us to make art and love in this hilarious re-staging, and is surely not to be missed. Tickets range from $33 to $49. Victory Gardens Theater is located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.

Aura Curiatlas Physical Theater @ Links Hall

The Aura Curiatlas Physical Theater will be performing their new piece, DREAM LOGIC, at 7pm tonight. The company combines acrobatics, dance, and theatre to create compelling storytelling through movement. DREAM LOGIC will present a series of short stories fused with comedy, ritual, romance, and struggle. Tickets will be $16 online, $20 at the door, and will be $12 for students and seniors. Links Hall is located at 3111 N. Western.

MASHterpiece Theater @ Under the Gun Theater

Enjoy a MASHterpiece tonight with the help of Under the Gun Theater. The revelry begins at 7:30 pm tonight, in which this game show style performance featuring six actors and a host creates kooky challenges while performing classic TV, film, and theater scenes. Tickets to the performance at $12. Under the Gun Theater is located at 956 W Newport on the 2nd Floor.

 

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