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Tuesday, March 28

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Dylan Rice @ the Hideout

Local singer-songwriter and Out Music award-winner Dylan Rice plays an early show tonight at the Hideout. He and his band, the Dynasties, are heading out of town on an East Coast tour; this is your chance to send them off in fine style. Show starts at 7pm, and the suggested donation is $10. The Hideout is at 1354 W. Wabansia, just east of Elston -- call 773/227-4433 for more details.

Style Chicago '05

Gen Art presents Style Chicago '05, a night featuring the winning designers from Gen Art's Styles International Design Competition and hosted by Project Runway's Jay McCarroll. The Pre-Reception begins at 8pm, followed by the fashion show at 9pm and the 10pm-12am after-party. Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for non-members, and more if you want to be VIP. Call 312-229-1701 to purchase them or go here. The event will be at the Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker Drive.

Newberry Library Book Fair

This weekend marks the Newberry Library's 21st Annual Book Fair, featuring more than 100,000 donated books sorted into 50 categories. Many of the books are priced under $2, so come with a backpack, suitcase or extra pair of arms if you're the bona fide bibliophile I think you are. Also, come early because, trust me, it's slim pickin's by the end of the day. This book fair is free and open to the public at 60 W. Walton, 12-8pm. Call 312-255-3510 for more information.

It Came from the Neo-Futurarium IV: Tremors

The Neo-Futurist theater company presents It Came From The Neo-Futurarium IV: Spawn of the Neo-Futurarium, the latest in their extremely hilarious and entertaining live readings of fondly- and not-so-fondly-remembered movies. Tonight's movie: the 1990 Kevin Bacon sci-fi/horror/comedy classic Tremors. Even better: the edited-for-TV version will be presented! So you can feel safe in bringing your kids to the program. Tremors will be recreated by members of The House Theatre of Chicago. The show starts tonight at 8:00 PM at the Neo-Futurarium; tickets are $10, $8 for seniors/students, and can be purchased at the Neo-Futurists' Website. The Neo-Futurarium: 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster). (773) 275-5255.

Chicago SummerDance

The ninth annual Chicago SummerDance festival of public dancing continues tonight in the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park (601 S. Michigan, between Harrison and Balbo). This evening's entertainment: Tango Nada Mas, teaching Argentine tango; and Raul Jaurena’s I Love Tango playing tangos & Milongas. SummerDance features one hour of dance lessons, followed by two hours of live music and dancing. Tonight's show runs from 6:00 to 9:30, and SummerDance runs at the park Wednesday-Sunday nights (weather permitting) through August 28. See the SummerDance site for a complete schedule.



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