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Pencil This In

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 16, 2011 5:20PM

2011_6_14_ed_bus.jpg Alt-Media Slam

Tonight's the moment of truth: the third alt-media slam between Time Out Chicago, Gapers Block, the AV Club Chicago and your humble folks at Chicagoist. We've drawn the AV Club in the first round and we're pretty certain Marcus Gilmer is setting us up to go against ringers, so we're ready for anything. It's all part of the Alderman Ed Bus Variety Show (and Neighborhood CAPS Meeting) at Beat Kitchen at 9 p.m. (2100 W. Belmont)

Evening Farmers Market

The Lincoln Square Farmers Market, one of the few evening farmers markets in the area, kicks off today from 4-8 p.m. at 2309 W. Leland. The market will be held every Thursday through October.


TBS' Just for Laughs Festival continues. One of the highlights of the festival will be an appearance by Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers as one of the guests of WBEZ's Q Radio Live Show & Broadcast, hosted by Jian Ghomeshi. Meyers joins an already packed lineup of documentary filmmaker Steve James, bluesman Lonnie Brooks and Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh. The show will be simulcast on WBEZ, but seeing it in production in a live audience should be a real treat. (Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., $20 tickets available at

Culinary Tour of India and Pakistan

The American Institute of Wine and Food Chicago Chapter is presenting a walking culinary tour of Devon Avenue's Indian and Pakistani community Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. If interested in taking part in this tour, e-mail AIWF-Chicago directly, as space is limited. Cost is $75, $55 for AIWF members.

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