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Eddie Huang's Double Cup Love, Rooftop Cinema Club, and more things to do in Chicago this week

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click to enlarge Rockstar chef Eddie Huang reads from his latest book, Double Cup Love, at the Chop Shop. - SILICON PRAIRIE NEWS FLICKR / LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
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  • Rockstar chef Eddie Huang reads from his latest book, Double Cup Love, at the Chop Shop.

It's time to plan the week. Here's some of what we recommend: 

Mon 6/13:
The Man Who Mends Women screens tonight as part of the 14th Annual Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival at Facets Cinematheque (1517 W. Fullerton). The film chronicles the work of Doctor Mukwege, a Congolese man who has spent his medical career caring for survivors of sexual assault. 6 PM

click to enlarge The Man Who Mends Women plays on Mon 6/13 as part of the Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival. - COURTESY OF FACETS CINÉMATHÈQUE
  • Courtesy of Facets Cinémathèque
  • The Man Who Mends Women plays on Mon 6/13 as part of the Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival.

Mon 6/13:
 Eddie Huang, whose debut memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, inspired TV’s longest-running Asian-American comedy series, will read from his latest book, Double Cup Love, at Chop Shop (2033 W. North). 7 PM

Tue 6/14: The Driehaus Museum (40 E. Erie) and Chicago historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach host Chicago's Leading Ladies, a celebration of the badass late-19th century women of Chicago who broke society's mold. 4 and 6 PM

Tue 6/14: Local "crusty blackened deathgrind" band Immortal Bird play LiveWire Lounge (3394 N. Milwaukee) tonight. Monica Kendrick writes that Immortal Bird have the "ability to move from surprisingly anthemic punk-inflected numbers like 'The Sycophant' into droney ten-minute morasses of despair like 'And Send Fire.'" 8 PM

click to enlarge Immortal Bird plays at LiveWire Lounge on Tue 6/14. - CHUCK SULLIVAN
  • Chuck Sullivan
  • Immortal Bird plays at LiveWire Lounge on Tue 6/14.

Wed 6/15:
 If you’re still haunted by the frogs you dissected in middle school, the Dilettante's Science Night might mend your relationship with bio and chem. Steppenwolf Theatre (1650 N. Halsted) hosts a live, interactive game show that pits players against each other as they perform timed experiments. 8 PM

Wed 6/15 (through 7/17): Rooftop Cinema Club at the DoubleTree (300 E. Ohio) kicks off with a screening of the John Hughes classic The Breakfast Club. The rest of the series includes My Best Friend's Wedding, Pulp Fiction, and Straight Outta Compton. Wed-Sun 8:30 PM

Thu 6/16: The French-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago invites you to its Spring BBQ at Cafe des Architectes (20 E. Chestnut) to enjoy a prix-fixe menu featuring a grilled prawn salad, a grilled pork loin, and a boozy sundae. 6 PM

click to enlarge Kelsey Beyer (left) illustrated The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) by Anna Pulley (right). - JOHN ORVIS
  • John Orvis
  • Kelsey Beyer (left) illustrated The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) by Anna Pulley (right).

Thu 6/16:
 Writer and former Chicagoan Anna Pulley stops by Women & Children First (5233 N. Clark) to read from and discuss her new book, The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!). 7:30 PM

For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.

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