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Monday, June 24

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Antonio Gaudi @ Film Center

The 1985 film about the remarkable Barcelona architect is showing tonight at 3:15 PM and 4:45 PM. 164 N State Street. For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visit the website.

Coctails Reunion Show

The Coctails are reuniting again for another show tonight at the Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace Ave.; doors at 8pm. Holiday Music (that's the band, not the genre) opens. Tickets are $10 via TicketWeb, $15 at the door.

Ogtel & Pernod: Closed

A "comic meditation on consumerism and consumption," the eponymously named play follows Ogtel and Pernod as they leave the land of Ognod to pursue their dreams of wealth, power and instant gratification. What they find is a world "littered with used lotto tickets, empty cigarette packets, and other remnants of a consumerist culture." Sounds a little close to home, doesn't it? Erica Mott and Nick Johne are featured in the title rolls, having previously collaborated in the Chicago Improv Festival's educational outreach performance group and as teachers at the Second City Training Center. The play will run for three nights, Friday through Sunday, at Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students to the 8pm shows. Call 773-281-0824 for reservations and information.

The Sampler @ The Hideout

Serendipity Theatre presents the next installation of The Sampler at the Hideout ( Readings by Megan Stielstra, Brian Costello and Jonathan Messinger. Music by James and the Vanderbeeks, The Chopteens, and DJ White Russian. Doors open at 7:30. $10.

Best of Too Much Light @ Neo-Futurarium

The Neo-Futurists present their annual year-end celebration of their long-running show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. This weekend you'll have a chance to see the best material written for TML in 2005 as performed by the current ensemble members (and possibly some Neo-Futurist alumni!). The best-of shows run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through December 18. Friday & Saturday shows are at 11:30 PM, and Sunday night shows are at 7:00 PM. For more details see the Neo-Futurist site or call their hotline at (773) 275-5255. Neo-Futurarium: 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster).

Tidings of Tap @ Vittum Theater

Sunday's 3pm show is your last opportunity to check out the Chicago Tap Theatre's holiday show, Tidings of Tap. Tickets are available on site at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble Street. Call (773)655-1175 for more info.

Garage Sale @ The Empty Bottle

The Empty Bottle will be hosting a garage sale this afternoon from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. After being open for fourteen years, they have collected a dearth of "interesting items" that will be for sale on the cheap, along with ephemera from its various staff members. It should prove to be a very intersting afternoon to get your thrift on, and have a few drinks while doing so.

HotHouse Holiday Market

Come down to Hot House for their annual Holiday Market and Bizarre Baazar to pick up some cool handmade last-minute gifts. You know you haven't had your fill of craft fairs yet this year, and you've always meant to get down to Hot House one of these days. Hot House is located at 31 E. Balbo downtown. The fair lasts from 11am-6pm.

Facets video clearance sale

Facets Multimedia presents a clearance sale of thousands of DVDs and videos. Facets sells and rents a lot of independent and foreign films, so expect to see a lot of titles you won't find anywhere else at discount prices. The sale finishes up today at 1535 N. Dayton in the Drucker Center of the Menomonee Boys & Girls Club. Hours of the sale are 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. For more information call (773) 281-9075, or visit the Facets Website.



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