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Chicago Diner, the city's foremost purveyor of veg Reuben sandwiches and other meat-free foods, turned 30 this year, and co-owner Jo A. Kaucher released a cookbook to celebrate. The gang hosts a book-release party for The New Chicago Diner Cookbook: Meat-Free Recipes from America's Veggie Diner at the Center on Halsted.
Mexican pop star Natalia Lafourcade performs at Joe's Bar. Peter Margasak calls her album, Mujer Divina, "as gorgeous and cohesive as anything she’s done." Ulises Hadjis opens.
The Ernst Lubitsch classic Ninotchka plays today at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.