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Monday, November 20

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Write Club @ Hideout

The Hideout plays host tonight to the mighty return of WRITE CLUB, where two opposing writers are given 7 minutes to write on a specific topic, and then the audience picks the winner. Three bouts are scheduled: Mind vs. Body, Heaven vs. Hell, and Fight vs. Flight. The artists scheduled to fight: Write Club host Ian Belknap; Emily Rose; Edward Thomas-Herrera; Ali Weiss; Steve Heisler; and David Kodeski. The show runs from 6pm to 7:30. Hideout: 1354 W. Wabansia. (773) 227-4433.

True Romance @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center continues its Quentin Tarantino retrospective with a screening of True Romance from 1993. The film screens this evening at 6:00pm. See the Film Center Website for full details and a complete schedule. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Chicago Underground Comedy @ Beat Kitchen

Chicago Underground Comedy has a rotating lineup of five or more comics from Second City, I.O. and national clubs. Tonight's show brings Nate Craig from L.A. and Michael Lehrer from Second City. Entry costs $5, doors open at 8:45 p.m. at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave.

Matt Ulery's Loom @ MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace

Every Tuesday during the summer the Museum of Contemporary Art presents free live jazz concerts from some of the city's most legendary and innovative musicians. Tonight's performance features Matt Ulery's Loom. Grab some friends and a blanket for a relaxing evening on the garden lawn, or make a night of it with a reservation at Puck's. Snacks and beverages, including wine and seasonal cocktails are available for purchase. 5:30-8pm. 220 E. Chicago Ave. Free.

 

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