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Irvine Welsh talks Trainspotting, the Secret History of Chicago Music live, and more things to do this week

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Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh will attend a screening of the film based on his book on Wed 2/17. - IAN GAVAN/GETTY IMAGES
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  • Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh will attend a screening of the film based on his book on Wed 2/17.

Time to plan the week. Here's some of what we recommend:

Through 2/27: Vertical Gallery (1016 N. Western) presents the Winter Group Show, in which all the participating artists contribute two pieces of work measuring 24 x 24 inches.

Mon 2/15: The Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont) celebrates the release of the Tumblr-turned-book Awkward Phase with performances from contributors Robert Bacon, Irene Marquette, and Wes Perry. 7:30 PM 

2/16-2/20: The local designers of Black Market Caviar display their past screen-printing work and debut their spring 2016 fashion collection at "A History of Vellum" at Camp/Us Gallery (2883 N. Milwaukee).

Tue 2/16: Daytime markets are overrated; embrace the nocturnal lifestyle and shop for custom food items, art, and crafts at the Sauced Night Market at Emporium Arcade Bar (2363 N. Milwaukee). Tonight’s vendors include Barleywick, Happy Lobster, and Middle Brow Beer. 6-11 PM

Tue 2/16: On the bill this time around at the Empty Bottle Book Club: a discussion of Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir Are You My Mother? It takes place—where else?—at the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western). 6:30 PM

Wed 2/17: Sound Opinions hosts a screening of the film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's heroin-fueled novel Trainspotting in celebration of the movie's 20th anniversary. Welsh himself attends and participates in a Q&A following the screening at the Music Box (3733 N. Southport). 7:15 PM

Wed 2/17: Martin Marrow hosts Afro-Futurism at Second City (1616 N. Wells), a variety show featuring African-American performers from across the city including Dave Helem, Shantira Jackson, and Felonious Munk. 8 PM

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Thu 2/18:
Steve Krakow talks with Reader music editor Philip Montoro at Quimby's (1854 W. North) to celebrate the release of My Kind of Sound, an anthology of Krakow's biweekly illustrated music column the Secret History of Chicago Music. 7 PM

For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out Agenda.


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