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Sunday, May 19

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Edith Frost, The Zincs @ Old Town School

Chicago musician Edith Frost returns from a tour of the West and Southwest (in support of her new album It's A Game) to play a show at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Opening up for Edith are Thrill Jocky artists The Zincs, who will also be Edith's backing band during her set. The concert starts at 8:00 PM in the Old Town School's lovely performance hall; see the Old Town School Website for a full description and to purchase tickets. Old Town School: 4544 N. Lincoln. (773) 728-6000.

Wine Event with Dame Couture

Stop by Shiraz at 4425 W. Montrose for a wine event with Dame Couture. There will be a tasting and a discussion lead by WineKnow Chicago owner Cheryl Knecht; the discussion will include pairing wines with food, buying wines and a general guide to the different kinds of wine. 3-5pm and free, but RSVP is required. Email info[at]damecouture[dot]com or call 773-463-2162 for reservations and information.

Dan Bern @ Martyrs´┐Ż

You can check out the clever, sometimes whimsical lyrics and Dylanesque delivery of neo-folk singer Dan Bern tonight at 10 PM. $15, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. For more information, visit the Martyrs' website or call 773-404-9494.

Costume and Wig Demonstration @ Chicago Shakes

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's costume and wig departments offer a demonstration on "the process of building a character's appearance." The event is free, but does require reservations (go here to reserve). 7-8pm, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier.

Liza Minnelli @ Borders

Liza with a Z will be at the Borders Books & Music at 830 N. Michigan Avenue this afternoon at 2:00 PM to sign copies of the new DVD release of her 1972 TV special "Liza With A Z". Full details at the Borders stores site.

Handmade Market @ the Empty Bottle

The monthly Handmake Market is today from noon to 4:30 at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave. Pretty much any crafter can sell at the Market, so expect to see a huge variety of goods between $5 and $50.

Caffeine Theatre Reads T.S. Eliot

Caffeine Theatre presents a free reading of selected T.S. Eliot poems at Shake, Rattle and Read Bookstore (4812 N. Broadway) this afternoon at 3:30pm, in celebration of National Poetry Month and their production of Eliot's rarely peformed play The Cocktail Party, running through April 23. For more information on the reading, call 773-334-5311.

"Beauty and the Geek" casting @ Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

Reality show "Beauty and the Geek" is casting here in Chicago from noon-5pm on April 15 at the Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery (1 West Grand Ave). Casting is for beauties and geeks alike.



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