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Monday, November 20

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Coctails Action Figure Release Party & Show @ Rotofugi

The Coctails are playing a set at Rotofugi, 1953 W. Chicago Ave., tonight at 7pm to celebrate the release of a new line of Coctails action figures by band member and artist Archer Prewitt. Free!

Live Jazz, Demos @ Chicago Hot Glass

On a cold night, glass blowing starts to seem like a highly attractive occupation. On the third Thursday of every month (today, for example), Chicago Hot Glass hosts a social with live jazz and demonstrations from 8 PM till 11. 1250 N. Central Park Ave. For more information, call 773-394-3252 or visit the website.

Fresh Meat @ Lincoln Lodge

Embarking on a new tradition, the Lincoln Lodge presents its first annual "Fresh Meat" showcase, featuring their favorite new stand-up comics. The even will fature Becky "Sweet Cuts" Garcia, David "Here's the Beef" Angelo and Heath and Andy performing "Super Mario's Poetry." All acts made their debut at the Lodge this year. Tickets are $8 with a one drink minimum. Doors open at 8pm for food and drinks before the 9pm show. The Lincoln Lodge is located at 4008 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-296-4029 for more information.

Preview: Corporation Inc. Holiday Bonus

Featured in the Chicago Improv Festival, "Corporation Inc. Holiday Bonus" is an entirely improvised day at the office based on the audience's suggestions. Running through January 21, tonight's 8:30pm preview offers discounted tickets at $10 each. Call 773-871-3000 to get them. Playing at the Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.

Studs Terkel @ Book Cellar

Tonight, the legendary Studs Terkel will visit the Book Cellar to sign his new book And they All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey. The free signing goes on at 7pm at 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

Veggie Bike & Recycle

The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation and EarthSave Chicago team up to highlight the city's blue bag recycling program with a bike ride and vegan lunch. The discussion starts with a nine-mile bike ride, departing from Daley Plaza at 11:30am, including a tour through the Chicago Sorting Center and lunch at Lao Sze Chuan for a Szechwan vegan lunch at 2pm. At 3pm, the event will conclude with a return to Daley Plaza. For information and registration, email register[at]earthsavechicago[dot]com.

Windy City Rollers' "Jingle Brawl"

The Windy City Rollers roller derby league throws its second annual "Jingle Brawl" tonight at the Globe Pub, 1934 W. Irving Park. Arm wrestling, karaoke, autographs and pictures, all to help the Roller Girls compete nationally. $10 in advance or at the door; 21 and over.

 

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