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Saturday, July 13

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49th Parallel @ LaSalle Bank Cinema

As part of the LaSalle Bank Classic Film Series 49th Parallel is showing tonight at 4901 W. Irving Park Rd., 8pm. Featuring Sir Laurence Olivier, the film is about a wrecked Nazi U-boat crew traveling through Canada to reach the U.S. Also showing tonight is a 1943 Popeye cartoon titled "Spinach fer Britain." Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children. Call 312-904-9442 for momre information on this weekly series.

Burning Chocolate and Spunn

Missed the last full moon celebration? In a week you'll get a chance to celebrate again, but in the meantime, tonight you can get all the music, dance, drums and fire spinning of a full moon celebration inside a chocolate factory. No, it's not an R. Kelly joke. Burning Chocolate is a community gathering in an old chocolate factory at 4710 W. Augusta, 10pm until stopping time. $15 gets in you, 21+ only. This night is hosted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Oh read that one right.

The Fake Fictions @ Ice Factory

Wicker Park/Ukranian Village pop band The Fake Fictions stops tonight at the Ice Factory, 526 N. Ashland. $5 gets you in to the 9:30pm show, followed by local band Crap Engine and a Super Dance Party with DJ Hunter.

Ginza Holiday Festival

The Midwest Buddhist Temple is proud to sponsor the 50th Annual Ginza Holiday celebration in Chicago from 11:30 am-9:30pm on August 12-14, 2005 at 435 W. Menomonee St. Chicago. This is a three day festival featuring Japanese culture, stage shows, crafts, food and merchandise. There will be a raffle, entertainment, and lots of different musical demonstrations. For more information, contact the Midwest Buddhist Temple 312-943-7801.

Red Rover Series: Experiment #3

Red Rover Series is holding its third event in the series of readings that experiment with reading. Participants feature both local and national writers; tonight's readers include visiting writers Emily Abendroth, Christian Nagler and Amar Rawa. The reading takes place at 7pm at SpareRoom, 2416 W. North Ave. Suggested donation is $3. Email spareroominfo[at]yahoo[dot]com for more information.

Old Town School Garage Sale

The Old Town School of Folk Music presents their annual garage sale, a giant clearinghouse of old and new music equipment from their music store, the Different Strummer. The school goes through a lot of equipment over the year, and the garage sale is a good place to get a deal on new, slightly used, or heavily used guitars, banjos, drums, or any other instrument the store might rent out to the students. Hours today are from 10:00 to 3:00. The sale runs through Sunday the 14th. See the Old Town School site for full details. Old Town School of Folk Music: 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue. (773) 751-3398.

Home Movie Day

Home Movie Day is held annually, and today is the day for the 2005 installment. With a goal of preserving cultural heritage via self-documentation, the event focuses on celebrating personal films by educating amateurs about how to make and care for them. Head down to the Chicago Cultural Center between 3 and 6pm to check in and have your film inspected and return between 6 and 10 to see local families projected on the big screen -- possibly you and yours. Further details here or by calling 773/478-3799.

Waco Bros. CD release

It's a mid-day party! In fact, the press release suggests the following: "Grab some ice cold ones, dance the afternoon away and still be out in time to make it to your usual bar/hangout before anyone misses you." The Waco Bros. are celebrating the release of their latest CD, Freedom and Weep, at Carol's Pub (4659 N. Clark), and they're playing a gig with Devil in a Woodpile to do it. The show starts at 3pm and is 21+. Tickets are $15, available online or by the Postal Service: Bloodshot Records, 3039 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago 60618.



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