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Saturday, July 13

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Zine Reading @ MoJoe's

MoJoe's Cafe Lounge and Diatribe Media present a zine reading tonight, "in celebrating our first anniversary of a loving union between Diatribe Media and MoJoe's". Among the people scheduled to read tonight are CT Ballentine of 24 Hours, Emerson Dameron of Wherewithall, Eric Labrat of gentleman junker, Andrew Mall of Living Proof, and GB's very own Andrew Huff. The reading begins at 7:30 PM (arrive early, because MoJoe's is tiny), and it's free and open to the public. MoJoe's Cafe Lounge: 2256 W. Roscoe. (773) 388-1236.

One Red Hot Artist Party

Studio 9 Gallery, 1450 W. Webster Place, is throwing "One Red Hot Artist Party" from 7pm to 10pm tonight. In addition to more than 20 artists and crafters displaying their wares, the event will feature the musical stylings of Bakelite 78 and tarot readings by Sarah Wilson. Free. More info available at

Mike Huckaby @ Darkroom

Mike Huckaby, one of the most respected techno/house DJs from Detroit, brings his dancefloor-moving diverse sound to the Darkroom. Presented by Wax Addict and Soul Foundation, with support from Bjak and Brian Gardner. 2210 W. Chicago, 21+, free before 11pm, $5 afterwards.

GB staff member JD will be in attendance.


Sure Fido can drag you from a burning car, but could you give him mouth-to-mouth? Learn Pet First Aid and CPR today at the Anti-Cruelty Society from 9 am – 1 pm. This course, taught by an American Red Cross certified instructor, will cover Pet First Aid and CPR techniques. The emphasis will be on cats and dogs. Cat and dog manikins will be used; please do not bring your pet to class.  The course length is 4 hours. The course fee of $40 includes all course materials. To register for this class, call Tammie Bouschor at (312) 644-8338 ext. 344. Payment must be received at least two weeks prior to your scheduled class to confirm your registration. This class will be held in The Anti-Cruelty Society's Education and Training Center, located at 169 W. Grand Ave.

Around the Coyote Winter Arts Festival

This weekend marks the Around the Coyote Winter Arts Festival, with visual art, theater, performances and film screenings taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in Wicker Park and Bucktown. Visual art can be viewed Saturday 11-10pm and Sunday 11-6pm. There will be exhibitions and performances by more than 100 visual artists exhibiting a diverse collection of photography, paintings, sculpture and mixed-media works in the Flat Iron Arts Building at 1579 N. Milwaukee. The ATC Winter Theatre Festival provides a venue to examine the unique collaboration between playwright and director. This festival features several short, raw plays--each of which has been born out of artistic partnerships between local playwrights and emerging directors. The ATC Short Film & Video will be held at Rodan, 1530 N. Milwaukee, on Friday and Sunday. They'll have some of the moviemakers at the screening both nights to field your comments and question. There will also be voting for the winter winner of the Audience Choice Award. We will show two sets each night, one nice and the other "naughty".

Chocolate Fest @ Garfield Park Conservatory

It's time for the Garfield Park Conservatory's 6th Annual Chocolate Fest! Today and tomorrow, enjoy free chocolates from more than a dozen vendors, see Chicago's only fruiting Chocolate trees and learn about the health and beauty benefits of your favorite sweet. 11am to 5pm. A donation of $1 is suggested. Check the Conservatory's site more information.

Oyez Review release party @ Quimby's

The Oyez Review, the literary magazine of the Creative Writing Program at Roosevelt University, celebrates issue #32 of the magazine this afternoon at 2:00 with a reading at Quimby's. The event is free and open to the public. Quimby's: 1854 W. North. (773) 342-0910.

V-Day Special: TMLMTBGB

This weekend: Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind Valentine's Edition: 30 Loving Plays in 60 Passionate Minutes. Written and performed by The Neo-Futurists. Patrons are encouraged (but not required) to dress in costume, for which they may be rewarded with candy. Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12 at 11:30 pm (doors open 11 pm) and Sunday, February 13 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). Tickets are $7 plus the roll of a six-sided die (i.e. $8 - $13). Performances take place at the Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster). Free and metered street parking spaces are available. No reservations are accepted. For more information, call the Neo-Futurists Hotline at 773-275-5255.

Your Formula Life @ Tini Martini

Local promotional teams Meiotic, Koncept, and Reverse team up to present this intimate electronic music showcase at Logan Square's Tini Martini. Featuring performances from Matt Martin, John Patterson, and Matt Mercer, this party is in celebration of the latter's recent release on Neuton entitled Secrets 2. No cover, 21+. Tini Martini is located at 2169 N. Milwaukee Ave.



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