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chicago food film festival!

Hungry much?

SEE
Chicago Food Film Festival
What:
Watch cuisine-themed docs and features as you snack on local treats at the inaugural bash.
Why: The pure awesome factor of Mark Irving’s flick Eat Your Fill, in which a man consumes every menu item that’s fried or on a stick at the Wisconsin State Fair.
When: Festival, Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m. Eat Your Fill, Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: MCA Warehouse, 1747 W. Hubbard St., at Wood St. Tickets ($30) online at chicagofoodfilmfestival.com.

HEAR
Debo Band
What:
Ethiopian pop meets ’70s funk meets Eastern European brass band groove in the Boston group’s first U.S. tour.
Why: Chicago World Music Festival is back and worth a listen.
When: Sat. ($15), 10 p.m.; Sun. (free), 3:30 p.m.
Where: Sat., Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., at Byron St. (773-404-9494); Sun., Navy Pier (as part of the fest), 600 E. Grand Ave., at Lake Shore Dr. (312-595-5110).

SHOP
Jayson Home & Garden Fall Flea Market
What:
Scour vintage home goods (furniture, textiles, tableware, artwork) from Provence, Belgium, Paris, the Netherlands, and the U.S.
Why: Rescued French hotel silverware and serving pieces will give you hostess cred.
When: Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1885 N. Clybourn Ave., at Kenmore Ave. (773-248-8180). Admission is free.

LAUGH
Choose Your Own Adventure: a Sketch Show
What:
The audience steers the action in the largely improvised comedy about solving a murder in small-town America.
Why: Some of the cast members have performed in the much-loved musical comedy Baby Wants Candy.
When: Thru Oct. 7. Thurs., 10:30 p.m.
Where: The Second City, Donny’s Skybox Theatre, 1616 N. Wells St., at North Ave. (312-337-3992). Tickets ($10) at the box office.

CHOW
Hamburger Hop
What:
Fifteen local chefs (including Radhika Desai of English, Dirk Flanigan of Henri and The Gage, and Ryan LaRoche of NoMI) light up their grills to compete for your stomach’s love and the title of Best Burger.
Why: The vegetarian thing is just not working for you.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., at Michigan Ave., on the rooftop. Tickets ($75) online at chicagogourmet.org.

Photo: Ryan Jensen

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LOCATIONS
MCA Warehouse
1747 W Hubbard St
@ Wood St
Chicago, IL 60622
312-280-2660
3855 N Lincoln Ave
@ Byron St
Chicago, IL 60613
773-404-9494
600 E Grand Ave
@ Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
312-595-7437
205 E Randolph St
@ Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60602
312-334-7777
1616 N Wells St
@ North Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
312-337-3992
1885 N Clybourn Ave
@ Kenmore Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
773-248-8180
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