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Monday, July 22

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Short Film Brigade

The Chicago Short Film Brigade brings its program of short films back to the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, tonight at 8:30pm. $8, 21 and over. Not able to make it tonight? There's another showing tomorrow night at Experimental Station, and again on Sunday at the Hideout.

Mapping: Cartographies of Learning Opening Reception @ C33 Gallery

As part of the City of Chicago's Festival of Maps, this exhibition showcases multi-media arts installations from Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education and Columbia College Chicago's Center for Community Arts Partnerships. It is a culmination of curricular and conceptual explorations of map-making from students in nine Chicago Public Schools, representing student artists from kindergarten to high school. The installations, directed by professional artists and teachers, feature compelling social and cultural histories as well as visionary images of students' sense of place in their neighborhoods and the world. Through Aug. 8. 5-7 p.m. Columbia College, 33 East Congress. For more info, call 312-870-6140.

It Came From The Neo-Futurarium: Beach Blanket Bingo

The Neo-Futurists kick off their seventh annual "film fest" of staged readings of the worst films ever! Tonight's kick-off film is Beach Blanket Bingo, the classic beach party film, as performed by Chicago's own go-go superstars The Revelettes. It Came From The Neo-Futurarium happens every Thursday night through July 31. Tickets are $10, $2 off for students and repeat customers, and the shows start at 8:00 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets please see the Neo-Futurist Website. Neo-Futurarium: 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster). (773) 275-5255.

Jessica Abel & Matt Madden @ 57th Street Books

Jessica Abel and Matt Madden will be at 57th Street Books to talk about their book Drawing Words & Writing Pictures: Making Comics from Manga to Graphic Novels. Free. 6pm. 1301 E. 57th St. Call 773-684-1300 for more information.

Detroit Shock vs. Sky @ UIC Pavilion

The Sky takes on the Shock in the first meeting of the season between the two East Conference rivals, 7 p.m., at the Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison St.

Schadenfreude @ Theater on the Lake

In honor of its 10th anniversary, Schadenfreude is performing its original sketch comedy show from 1998 at Theater on the Lake, Fullerton & Lake Shore Drive in Lincoln Park, tonight at 7:30pm. The show runs June 25-29. Tickets are $17.50, call 312-742-PLAY for reservations.

Phoenix Mercury vs. Sky @ UIC Pavilion

Diana Taurasi and the rest of the 2007 WNBA champion Mercury (5-7) travel to Chicago to take on the Sky (3-8) who are trying to break a four-game losing streak. The Sky is still reeling from the loss of star rookie Sylvia Fowles, out with an injury. Game time is 8 p.m. at the Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison.

THE2NDHAND Release Party @ Ronny's

THE2NDHAND celebrates the release of its 28th issue with a shotgun wedding tonight at 8pm at Ronny's, 2103 N. California. Chicago Editor C.T.Ballentine will preside over the ceremony, alongside Fred Sasaki, Jacob Knabb, Jill Summers, Susie Kirkwood, Chris Bower and our maid of honor, Lauren Pretnar. The Spectacles will be the wedding band, and there're $2 PBR cans at the "reception" afterwards. It's $6 at the door, 21 and over.

World Kitchen Learning Series: What in the World is This?

Never feel like an idiot in the produce section again after attending "What in the World is This?" class from 6-8:30pm through the World Kitchen learning series sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs, where you will learn to identify less common ingredients. Class to be held at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph Street. Class fee is $30; click here for more information and to register.



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