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Monday, July 22

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The Boy Detective Fails: Talkback with Joe Meno

The House Theatre, currently performing The Boy Detective Fails, an adaptation of a forthcoming novel by Chicago author Joe Meno, presents a talkback evening with the author after tonight's performance of the play. Joe Meno will be interviewed by the play's director, Nathan Allen, and will also be signing copies of his novel The Boy Deetective Fails, which is currently available exclusively at performances of the play. The talkback begins around 10:20 PM tonight (approximately when the play ends), and is free and open to the public. Viaduct Theatre: 3111 N. Western. 773 251-2195.

Onion City Film Festival opening night @ Film Center

The Onion City Film Festival starts this evening with an opening screening at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Tonight's program is 95 minutes long, starts at 8:00 PM, and includes films from the US, Japan, Iran and Austria. The festival continues through June 18 at Chicago Filmmakers in Andersonville; please see their site for a complete festival schedule. Admission for tonight's program: $9, $7 for students, and $5 for Chicago Filmmakers and Film Center members. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Joffrey Ballet @ Harris Theater

Part of the Joffrey's celebration of its 50th anniversary, "Come Dance with Us," tonight's program includes a selection of four different dances. Free, 7:30 PM, 205 E Randolph Drive. For more information, visit the website or call 312-334-7777.

Broke Advance Screening @ Beverly Arts Center

This new independently made teen comedy by Bill Whirity was made in Chicago. Free, 2407 W. 111th. For more information, visit the website.

Sara Gruen @ Women & Children First

The author of Water for Elephants reads from her new novel tonight at 7:30 PM, free. 5233 N. Clark. For more information, call 773-769-9299 or visit the website.

Tin Horse @ Joe's on Weed

Friends of GB Tin Horse is playing Joe's Sports Bar, 940 W. Weed, tonight at 8pm. They're opening for Columbia recording artist Trent Willmon. $10, 21 and over.

Art in Context @ Newberry Library

Art critic James Yood discusses the ongoing Antonia Contro exhibit Closed and Open in the context of the contemporary art scene. Free, 6 PM. 60 W. Walton Street. For more information, call 312-255-3700 or visit the website.

March of the Penguins @ Rosedale Park

Part of the Chicago Park District's Movies in the Park program, March of the Penguins begins at 8 PM in Rosedale Park, 6312 West Rosedale Avenue. Free.

Trent Willmon and Tin Horse @ Joe's

Cute cowboy (and Columbia recording artist) Trent Willmon plays tonight at Joe's Bar on Weed Street tonight at 8pm with former GB'er Kevin's band Tin Horse (their only Chicago show this year! You've been warned!) Joe's Bar is located at 940 W. Weed Street (near Sheffield and North Ave) in Chicago. Tickets are $10. (Cheap!)

"Wrigley Field's Last World Series" @ Skokie Library

Charles Billington, the author of Wrigley Field's Last World Series, is making a special appearance at the Skokie Public Library tonight at 7pm, where he will be talking about the Cubs during World War II. This is a free event, and the Skokie Public Library is located at 5215 Oakton Street in Skokie. Call 847-673-7774 for more information.



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