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Saturday, July 13

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It Came From The Neo-Futurarium: Ring of Fear

The Neo-Futurists present their seventh annual "film fest" of staged readings of the worst films ever! Tonight's film is Ring of Fear, a psychological thriller about circus life. Yes, really. 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.

World Record 'Ukulele Practice Session

The 'Ukulele Club of Oak Park is planning to shoot for a world record number of 'uke players onstage at this year's Feat for Beatles Fans. To accomplish this, they need a lot of 'ukulele players at any playing level. So if you're interested, show up tonight at Eastgate Cafe (845 Lyman Avenue, at the corner of Harrison and Lyman in Oak Park) tonight from 7:00 to 9:00 to receive your instructions. You'll be learning a Beatles song or two, and there'll be plenty of help to get you strumming. The practice sessions will happen Thursday nights at 7 at the cafe until the festival, so if you can't make it tonight come by next week.

Grand Rapids Rampage vs. Chicago Rush @ Allstate Arena

The Rush try to advance against the Rampage in this Arena Football League Divisional Round playoff game. Kickoff is 2 p.m. at the arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road in Rosemont, Illinois.

Oakland A’s vs. Chicago White Sox @ U.S. Cellular Field

The White Sox West Coast nemesis arrives at The Cell. Game time is 7:11 p.m. at the ballpark, 333 W. 35th St.

Wzt Hearts, Thank You @ Empty Bottle

Tonight the Empty Bottle welcomes a pair of up-and-coming bands from Baltimore's thriving experimental music community – free-form, psych-noise outfits Wzt Hearts and recent Thrill Jockey signees Thank You. Keep an eye on our Transmission page for more info. 1035 N. Western. Doors open at 9 PM, admission is $7.

F Yeah Tour

Thursday, July 3rd – Chicago, IL
w/ Matt & Kim, Monotonix, Team Robespierre, Mannequin Men & Crystal Antlers
+ comedy by Nick Flanagan + Hannibal Buress
@ Stan Mansion
2408 N Kedzie
Chicago , IL 60647
$12 / 7:00pm / All Ages

Taste of Chicago

The Taste of Chicago runs thru 7/6, bringing its sea of gastronomic tidbits to Grant Park once again. This year, plan your route with an interactive map. Admission is free, but food and drink tickets are sold in strips of 12 for $8 at the festival. Get all the lowdown on the music, food, cooking demos, and family activities online.

Music includes:
The 28th Annual Independence Eve Concert at the Petrillo Music Shell at 8:00 p.m.
and the Fireworks Spectacular starting at 9:30pm

and at the Taste Stage:
12-12:45 pm - Mike Mangione (Americana)
1:30-2:15 pm - Lockdown (Hard Rock)
3-3:45 pm - Men at Large (R&B)
4:30-5:15 pm - Mind's Hideaway (Alternative Rock)
6-7 pm - U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors (Jazz)



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