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Pencil This In

By Amy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 17, 2008 6:25PM

Chicagoan Tom Palazzolo’s new book, At Maxwell Street: Chicago's Historic Marketplace Recalled in Words and Photographs, is a tribute to the original open-air market that ran every Sunday on Maxwell Street before the area was purchased and bulldozed for a UIC expansion. Palozzo will show his photographs taken over a period of 40 years of the market, as well as a screening of his 1983 documentary “At Maxwell Street,” both of which are included with the book.
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., December 18, 7 p.m., Free

Let Them Chirp Awhile is Chicago native Jonathan Blitstein’s feature film debut, following the lives and careers of three twentysomething artists residing in New York City and a reflection in part on today’s “me-generation”. The independent film premiered here on December 12.
AMC Lowes Pipers Alley, 1608 N. Wells, showtimes vary

The Chicago chapter of Dance Dance Party Party™, an underground girls-only “class”, is meeting again this Wednesday for a “no boys, no booze and no judgment” dance party – 60 minutes of no-holds barred, liberating clam jam in a single room with the music pumping and the lights turned low.
Perceptual Motion Dance Studio, 4057 N. Damen Ave., Wednesdays 7 – 8 p.m. and Sundays 4 – 5 p.m., $5