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Hot Tickets: Chicago

August 17, 2011 10:00 AM
Every Wednesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Canning 101: Tomato Tutorial - Now We're Cookin' When they are at their peak, we can't get enough of them.  By October, we are craving that fresh flavor of heirloom tomatoes right off the farm truck . . . so put in a little work now to keep enjoying the tomato harvest throughout the coming winter months. Whether as a spicy chutney, a slightly sweet preserve or canned up whole for use in winter dishes, you will learn the secret to each technique, and take away full jars to start your cellar stock. Heirloom tomatoes in January  what a treat!

Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20 Foot in Mouth Disease Chemically Imbalanced Comedy Presents "Foot in Mouth Disease" a showcase of Stand Up and Story Tellers. For two nights only! Friday Aug 19 8pm is Ladies' Night featuring Casey Pilkenton, Ashley Thornton, Candy Lawrence, Cynthia Shur, Angela McMahon, Krystal LaFianza Pitzen, Leslie Nesbit, Mary Lorenz, Bethany Remely, Caitlin Bergh, and Rebecca Marquardt. Saturday Aug 20 is Guys' Night featuring Drew Frees, Will Miles, Sam Norton, Matt Riggs, Jack Farrell, Bryan Beckwith, Jay Gish, Patrick Rowland, Jesse Baltes, Ricky Gonzalez and the headliner - Winner of the Audience Favorite Contest in this year's Snubfest - Anthony Bonazzo

Saturday, August 20 4th Annual Oak Park Microbrew Review The 4th Annual Oak Park Microbrew Review features tastings of over 90 craft beers from more than 30 microbreweries across the Midwest. This is not just your average beer festival; proceeds from the event help fund Seven Generations Ahead's non-profit work to build healthy, environmentally sustainable communities in the Midwest. So along with celebrating the microbrews of the most skilled craft brew masters in the region, attendees can also celebrate sustainable living while sampling select food tastings that incorporate organic food from local farmers.

Saturday, August 20 The Heartland Cafe Presents Tambours Sans Frontiers The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest Post Party with TAMBOURS SANS FRONTIERES from Bamako, Mali. The band's name means "Drums without borders", and that is truly what it is- traditional Congolese rhythms, enriched by West African influences, breaking borders, fracturing frontiers.

Saturday, August 20 SCREWED: An Improvised Porn Movie "SCREWED," an improvised parody of "Skinimax" soft-core and other highly contrived porn films, explores the variety of movie genres in which incessantly preposterous reasons to have sex might arise. Hold your horses and cool your spurs, cowboy. If you're looking for a live sex show, go to Amsterdam. All of the "sex" will be shadowboxed with actors' and actresses' silhouettes doing the nasty, occasionally busting out some toys and maybe even some less conventional bedroom apparatuses as well.

Know of any other events happening in the Chicago area this week? Post them in the comments section.

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