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Saturday, March 2

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Funny Ha-Ha @ Hideout

Tonight at the Hideout, it's the return of the Funny Ha-Ha evening of readings hosted by Chicago blogger Claire Zulkey. On the schedule for tonight's readings: Eric Spitznagel, editor at The Believer; Mimi Smartypants, who probably needs no introduction by now; and author John Green. Also scheduled: some comedy by Schadenfreude; comedian Andy Ross; and short films by Steve Delahoyde. The show starts this evening at 7pm; admission is a suggested $5, and proceeds go to the Neighborhood Writing Alliance. Hideout: 1354 W. Wabansia. (773) 227-4433.

Dude Dating

Speed dating for guys who like guys. A perfect opportunity to meet the best guys in town! Tonight at Big Chicks (5024 N. Sheridan Rd) (773) 728-5511. Show up at 7pm if you're looking for serious dating and show up at 9pm if you're more casual about your dating. $15 for each session. Presented by

Outdoor Film Festival: High Noon

Bill Clinton's favorite movie stars Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly and starts tonight at 8:41 PM. Free. You can leave your bike with the bike valet at Lake Shore and Monroe, also free. Leave your dogs and booze at home. For more information, visit the website or call 312-744-3315.

Kate Simko Record Release @ Sonotheque

Taking place every other first Tuesday at Sonotheque, the Wake Up! series showcases some of the less obvious electronic music talent from Chicago and beyond. Tonight Wake Up! hosts the record release rarty for Kate Simko's new Strumm EP on Seattle-based Kupei Musika. The release features original tracks by Simko as well as remixes by Jonas Bering (Kompakt) and UNAI (Force Trax). Kate Simko will be performing live as part of her U.S. tour and the night features new Wake Up! resident DJ Sassmouth as well. In addition, they also welcome Detroit Luv founder up-and-coming DJ Eric Cloutier. Chicago-based video artist Jeffrey Weeter will be performing real-time visuals throughout the night. Sonotheque is located at 1444 W. Chicago Ave. There is no cover for this event and doors open at 9pm. (21+)

Tuesdays on the Terrace @ MCA

Kick back at the Museum of Contemporary Art after work. Check out the farmer's market out front (it closes by 6 PM), wander through the exhibits (MCA admission is free Tuesdays), and conclude your evening lounging on the terrace, listening to jazz (the concert starts at 5:30 PM) and enjoying one of the best views in Chicago. For more information, call MCA at 312-280-2660 or visit the website.

Vandermark & Daisy: Dialog #3 @ Empty Bottle

Chicago jazz improv legend, Ken Vandermark returns tonight to the Empty Bottle with the third installment of his Dialog series, a Chicago Improvisers Series program that focuses solely on the relationship between drums and reeds. This final outing will showcase the talents of longtime Vandermark foil Tim Daisy. Not to be missed! The show starts at 9:30pm, and tickets are just $5. The Bottle is at 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago.

Bon Appetit @ St. James Cathedral

This mini-opera features lyrics by Julia Child. Doors open at 5:15 PM, with refreshments. Free. The concert starts at 5:45 PM. 65 E Huron. For more information, visit the website.



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