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Saturday, July 13

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Blackstone Branch Library Summer Used Book Sale

Yet another public library opens its doors and gives its patronage the chance to own some of their books for a low price. Today you can join the Friends of the Blackstone Branch Library for a great book sale of hardback, paperback, fiction and non-fiction books. 11am-3pm at S. Lake Park Ave. Call 312-747-0511.

Home Movie Day @ Cultural Center

Exhibitionists may wish to share their home movies by bringing them to the First Floor Garland Room between 3 PM and 6 PM for archivists from the Chicago Film Archives to inspect. Voyeurs may prefer the screening of other people's home movies, which starts at 6 PM and runs till 10 tonight. Free. 78 E. Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Blue Sweat @ Goodman Theatre

Universes, a Bronx-based ensemble, mixes poetry, theater, music, and politics in this English-language performance, which is part of the Goodman's Latino Theatre Festival. In the Owen Theatre, 8 PM, $10 - $20. 170 N. Dearborn. For more information, call 312-443-4800 or visit the website.

Sagrado y Profano @ Millennium Park

The Grant Park Music Festival presents music by South American (Brazilian, Argentine, and Venezuelan) composers at this free concert, which starts at 7:30 PM in the Pritzker Pavillion. For more information, visit the website.

Opening: Jonas Dovydenas: Another Country Also Mine @ Cultural Center

Lithuanian-born, Massachusetts-based photographer Dovydenas exhibits photographs taken in his native country between 1996 and 2002. In the Michigan Avenue Galleries until 22 October. Free, 77 E. Randolph. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Work Out @ Millennium Park

Yoga at 8 AM, Pilates at 9 AM, and eastern European dance at 10 AM, led by Ethnic Dance Chicago, on the Great Lawn. If you need more incentive than taking in the amazing skyline views while working up a sweat, consider this: it's free. For more information, visit the website.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off @ North Park Village

You know you shouldn't just throw that old computer in the trash, right? If you can't sell it, trade it, or give it away, you can bring it to the North Park Village Household Chemical and Electronics Drop-Off today between 8 AM and 3 PM, and feel confident that it will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. Ditto for old cell phones, small appliances, oil-based paint cans, and weed killer. 5801 N. Pulaski. For more information, visit the website.

Old Town School Garage Sale

The Old Town School of Folk Music continues its 9th annual Garage Sale today. Hundreds of used musical instruments, books, CDs and accessories will be on sale through the weekend. The garage sale happens Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on each day. See the Old Town School Website for full details. Old Town School of Folk Music: 4544 N. Lincoln. (773) 751-3398.

Mutiny on the Bounty @ LaSalle Bank Cinema

This 1935 film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable plays tonight as part of LaSalle Bank Cinema's Mustache Cinema Classic Film Series. Also playing is the 1938 serial "The Spider's Web #5: Shoot to Kill." General admission to the 8pm show is $5 and $3 for seniors and children. 4901 W. Irving Park. Call 312-904-9442 for more information.

West Fest

This neighborhood festival includes a dog show and pet-related vendors as well as live music, food vendors, kids' activities, and arts and crafts. 800 N. Damen, 12 N to 10 PM. $5 donation benefits the West Town Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 312-850-9390 or visit the website.

Bicycle Film Festival

The second day of the Bicycle Film Festival includes screenings of Joe Kid on a Stingray - The History of BMX, Warriors: The Bike Race, and One Day In Hell. Information about individual programs and ticket information here; Columbia College Chicago's Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash. 1 PM-11 PM.

Jazz @ The Velvet Lounge - Grand Re-Opening weekend

Continue the grand re-opening festivities from last night's bash, or catch it for the first time this evening. The Velvet Lounge is celebrating the only way they know how - Chicago Jazz style.
The party is on tonight at 9 PM. This is a non-smoking bar.

New Velvet Lounge
67 E. Cermak Rd. btwn Michigan and Wabash



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