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Sunday, November 19

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The Craft Racket

The Craft Racket premieres tonight at Uncommon Ground () from 6-9pm. Started by The Chicago Craft Mafia to meet other craft (or non-crafty) business owners in the hopes of finding ways for entrepreneurs to network in a non-stuff environment. Whether you need advice on sourcing materials, help hiring an accountant, or just need some understanding, come enjoy the Whiskey Wednesday specials and say howdy to the Chicago Craft Mafia. You wanna be on their good side, no?

Clientele, Great Lakes and Canasta @ Abbey

Tonight, the Abbey rocks with friends of GB Canasta supporting Great Lakes and The Clientele. The headliner, Clientele is a band from across the pond whose influences range from Galaxie 500 to 70s AM radio. Their sound is a little dark, but in the "hurts so good" way that make you want more. The Athens, GA band Great Lakes provides great support with an ever-changing band which may include members of Of Montreal and Neutral Milk Hotel just to name a couple. And we always head out to hear Canasta since they rock every which way. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. 18+ The Abbey is located at 3420 W. Grace (at Elston). Call 773-478-4408 for more information.

Something Sweet @ Cultural Center

This 2004 Israeli family drama is part of Cinema/Chicago's International Summer Screening series. Free. 78 E. Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Sister Cities International Film Series: Shanghai Triad @ Gallery 37

See a movie on the roof of Gallery 37, while eating a catered, sister-city (Shanghai and Shenyang, China) -influenced meal from Fox & Obel. 7:30 PM, 66 E Randolph, $15. Reservations are required: call 312-742 TIXS (8497). For more information, visit the website.

 

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