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Friday, November 24

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Peruvian Music@ the Old Town School

As part of the Old Town School of Folk Musicís 10th annual Autumn celebration of Latin sound, La Pena, Roberto Arce and his criollo trio Los Chalanes will perform Peruvian music, starting at 8:30 PM. This event is free, but the Old Town School requests a $5 donation. 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. For more information, call 773-728-6000 or visit the website.

Street Mobster @ the Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center is screening a film by Japanese director Kinji Funkasaku tonight at 7 PM. Street Mobster tells the story of violent killer who seeks to start his own gang after getting out of jail. Free, but the Cultural Center notes that Funkasakuís films are not suitable for children. 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Davy Rothbart @ Neo-Futurarium

Davy Rothbart, creator of FOUND magazine, everybody's favorite publication to find weird-ass stuff, swings through Chicago on a tour to promote his new book "The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas". Also in attendance will be Davy's brother Peter, who will be singing some songs inspired by found stuff. The excitement begins tonight at 8:00 PM at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland); see the theater's Website for further details.

Sound of Silent Film @ Chopin Theatre

Accessible Contemporary Music presents the Sound of Silent Film, a festival of silent films by Chicago filmmakers, scored by Chicago composers. Filmmakers include Camella Christopher, Fuzzy Gerdes, Sean Parker and more, with music including that of Seth Boustead, John Elmquist, Amos Gillespie and Filip Mitrovic. The show starts at 8pm at the Chopin Theatre, 1545 W. Division St. The event is 21+, though those under may attend if accompanied by an adult. $7 admission. Call 773-278-1500 for more information.

 

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