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Podcast Midwest

Sat 5/23, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Some of the best podcasters in the game are on hand to discuss the art and business of the booming digital medium. Colt Cabana of The Art of Wrestling is your keynote speaker; Erin Kahoa (WBEZ), Tricia Bobeda (Nerdette), and Mommy's Cocktail Hour hosts Beth Round and Tawny Fineran also appear. $99-$129
Chopin Theatre (map)
1543 W. Division St.
Ukrainian Village/East Village
phone 773-769-3832


Live to Tape Festival


This festival offers a look at the artists who use television in their work, either as an object, a canvas, or inspiration. The weeklong fest features performance artists, video artists, cable-access stars—and a man who edited together all the animated transitions from Home Improvement. $35 festival pass, $12 per show
Links Hall at Constellation (map)
3111 N. Western Ave.
Roscoe Village
phone 773-281-0824



Wed 5/27, 7 and 10 PM

"Weird Al" Yankovic hosts a screening of the 1989 cult classic he cowrote and starred in. Following the film, there's a Q&A with Yankovic and director Jay Levey, who also helmed the videos for Al classics such as "Eat It" and "Smells Like Nirvana." $25

Music Box (map)
3733 N. Southport Ave.
phone 773-871-6604


I Am Big Bird: the Carol Spinney Story


Dave La Mattina and Chad N. Walker's 2014 documentary profiles the man behind the giant yellow feathers. The film delves into Carol Spinney's four decades as Big Bird and his close friendship with Muppets creator Jim Henson. $11

Gene Siskel Film Center (map)
164 N. State St.
phone 312-846-2600


"RuPaul's Drag Race" Rewind Party

Tue 5:30 PM-2 AM
phone 773-525-1111

Fans of the reality show can watch it projected on seven screens. Kit Kat house diva Jade, a past contestant, will make “special appearances.”
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club (map)
3700 N. Halsted St.
phone 773-525-1111


Movie Trivia Night!

Tue, 8 PM
phone 773-342-5555

Every Tuesday you can test your cinematic knowledge at the Logan Theatre. The stakes are not low: each member of the winning team gets a gift card for the theater.
Logan (map)
2646 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Logan Square
phone 773-252-0628
Movie Trivia Night!


Dose Market

10 AM-4 PM

A weekly market featuring local food, fashion, and art vendors. $5
Chop Shop (map)
2033 W. North Ave.
Wicker Park/Bucktown
phone 773-537-4440
Dose Market


Market Daze

Sun 10 AM-4 PM

A vintage clothing and craft fair. Items for sale include furniture, jewelry, records, and all sorts of antique goodness.

Township (map)
2200-2202 N. California Ave.
Logan Square
phone 773-384-1865


Diggin Dusties

Fourth Wednesday of every month, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

If their aim was to capitalize on burned-out Record Store Day shoppers, Dusty Groove and Maria's have timed the launch of their "Diggin' Dusties" series perfectly. Peruse DG's new releases in the comfort of your own drunkenness days after wrestling that greedy asshole for the last Lana Del Rey single. —Asher Klein
Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar (map)
960 W. 31st St.
phone 773-890-0588
Diggin Dusties


Cascade Drive-In


When you go to a movie theater, there's a decent chance someone will sneeze and you'll contract a horrifying airborne monkey disease (or at least that's what I learned from Outbreak). Not a thing you have to worry about at the drive-in. Plus you can make out, it's BYOB, and it's under ten bucks for a double feature. $5-$9, $14/carload on Tuesday
Cascade Drive-In (map)
1100 E. North Ave.
Other Suburbs West
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