The Reader's Agenda: Wed 8/8 | Bleader

The Reader's Agenda: Wed 8/8



Rufus Wainwright
Looking for something to do today? Agenda's got you covered:

The Northwest Chicago Film Society screens Lewis Milestone's Depression-era musical Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!, which Jonathan Rosenbaum calls an "eccentric and soulful anarcho-leftist fantast," at the Portage Theater.

Rufus Wainwright, who Peter Margasak says is "incapable of writing forgettable melodies," stops by the Vic in support of his latest album, Out of the Game. Adam Cohen and Krystle Warren open.

The Navy Pier Grand Ballroom hosts Taste of the Nation, a charity event that benefits Share Our Strength, which works to prevent child hunger. Local chefs share some of their most notable dishes.

For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.