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Saturday, July 13

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Landmark Movie Poster Sale

Hot indie film visuals! Landmark's Century Centre Cinema is having a weekend-long poster sale. 12pm-6pm. 2828 N Clark St.

Adventures in Modern Music @ Empty Bottle

The Wire and the Empty Bottle present the fourth annual Adventures in Modern Music, a 5-day concert series taking place at the Empty Bottle. Tonight's concert features OM, Subtle and Paul Flaherty & Frank Rosaly. The show starts at 9:00 PM; tickets are $15, and can be purchased online at the Empty Bottle website. Also see the Empty Bottle site for a complete listing of the bands performing during the festival. Empty Bottle: 1035 N. Western. (773) 276-3600.

Cupcake Crawl

I never really had the constitution for pub crawls. Mixing drinks has always been a personal cocktail for disaster. But tonight's cupcake crawl? Holy buttercream frosting! And in case you are arriving late today, you can get updates of the crawl location on your cell phone. You won't just be eating cupcakes, you'll also be rating them on Chicago Bites very own rating system and you'll get to hear a podcast before its cast, so to speak. Chicago Bites asks you to RSVP for a map.

Auditorium Theater Tour

Celebrate Louis Sullivan's 150th birthday by taking this 90-minute tour with historian Bart Swindall at 10 AM this morning. Free, but space is limited: call 312-341-9668 to reserve a place. 50 E Congress. For more information, visit the website.

Great Perennial Divide: Drop-off Day

If you have extra perennials that you would like to share with community gardens across the city, bring your plants to the Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N Sacramento, this morning between 9 AM and 12 N. Ask for a receipt if you'd like to receive plants in exchange for the ones you donated. This will give you a priority place in line at one of the give-away sites next week. For more information, click here (pdf).

The Junior Varsity @ the Metro

The Junior Varsity (not to be confused with the trio of the same name) is Illinois bred and a Chicago fav among the emo set. See them live tonight with Madina Lake and others at the Metro.

Work Out @ Millennium Park

Yoga at 8 AM, Pilates at 9 AM, and Bollywood-style dance from northwest India at 10 AM, led by instructor Shamila Khererpal, 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.

Andersonville BBQ & Music Festival for St. Gregory's

Today might be your last summer fest (and technically, your first Autumn Fest of 2006). This one's got some sweet (and tasty) perks. There'll be BBQ for purchase, as well as some great music from some fine and dandy pop and bluegrass bands. In the St. Gregory's parking lot at 5500 N. Ashland Ave., starting at noon (music starts at 4pm) and running to 10pm, here's the lineup:

- Main Stage
4 p.m.: Prohibition Orchestra
5:15 p.m.: The Delafields
6:30 p.m.: Canasta
8 p.m.: Angel Melendez Mambo Orchestra
9:30 p.m.: Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

- Bluegrass Stage
4:45 p.m.: Devil In a Woodpile
6 p.m.: The Henhouse Prowlers
7:30 p.m.: Outlaw Family Band
9 p.m.: The Henhouse Prowlers

Your $5 admission will go toward repairing the stained glass at St. Gregory's church in Andersonville. For more info, call 773-561-3546.

Little Women @ LaSalle Bank Cinema

This 1933 film starring Katherine Hepburn and Joan Bennett plays tonight as part of LaSalle Bank Cinema's Mustache Cinema Classic Film Series. Also playing is the 1938 serial "The Spider's Web #11: The Road of Peril." 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.



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