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Pencil This In

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on May 11, 2011 5:20PM

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Local Food Wisdom, one of our favorite organizations devoted to educating Chicagoans about making better food choices, is hosting a dinner and screening of ”Ingredients” at Kitchen Chicago on Sunday, May 22. The event will also mark the 1st anniversary of Local Food Wisdom. The dinner will include a roasted leg of lamb with tarragon rub, arugula, pickled red onion, black pepper crème fraîche, wood-grilled asparagus, crispy spring onion and Parmesan and some chocolate churros with macerated strawberries and bourbon-mint sabayon for dessert. Yum. The cost for the screen and dinner is $65, and you can buy tickets online.

The West Central Association Chamber of Commerce invites you to their 2011 fundraiser from 5:30-8:30 p.m. tonight at Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W. Randolph St.). Meet Stephanie Izard and Koren Grieveson of Avec. Beer & food pairings by Haymarket's master brewer Peter Crowley and Chef Chris Buccheri. There will be a silent auction, as well. Tickets are $50 for Chamber members, $60 non, $75 at the door. Order advance tickets here or by calling 312-902-4922


Inspired by the syndicated comic strip by Bill Conselman (who wrote the screenplay for the Eddie Cantor film Whoopee! and Frank Borzage’s Young America), Ella Cinders stars Colleen Moore as a modern day Cinderella who escapes her rotten family to go to Hollywood, the land of promise and Harry Langdon. Chicagoans should recognize Moore’s name from her famous dollhouse now living at the Museum of Science and Industry, but sadly many of her films are unavailable to us as most of the 35mm materials were neglected after being sent from the Museum of Modern Art (where Moore herself had sent them to be preserved) to Warner Brothers. However, Ella Cinders still exists because of its non-theatrical distribution on 16mm, and thanks to the work of private collectors and preservationists, the Northwest Chciago Film Society is able to screen it at the Portage Theater tonight, with organ accompaniment from Jay Warren of the Silent Film Society of Chicago. (4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., $5)

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