Potato pancakes, Mary Jane, and more

Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen (1141 S. Jefferson) is celebrating a staggering 80 years in business today, with special offerings and a cake cutting ceremony at lunchtime. The food is still served cafeteria style and many dishes hearken back to the deli’s earlier days (read Reader senior writer Mike Sula’s take on Manny’s matzo ball soup here) but why change the classics, especially if you’re in love with piles of corned beef stacked on rye? Today’s specials, including a free potato pancake with every sandwich purchase, are available (while supplies last) from 9:30 AM-8 PM. More information is readable at Manny’s Facebook page. (SCJ)

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Have you ever wanted to bed Mary Jane? Now you can. Learn to grow marijuana at the Gard3n (688 N. Milwaukee, Suite 204) with a three-part workshop led by 6th Dimension Being, a local Black and trans-run grow business. Tonight’s first installment in the series will cover both hydroponic and soil growing. You’ll learn how to prepare your home or garden, start your seeds, and feed your plants. You’ll also be guided through the different growth stages and what equipment and nutrients can support your success. The workshop runs from 6-9 PM and costs $40, which includes three seeds, potting instruments, and a detailed zine that’ll reinforce the course material to support your first harvest. Class slots are limited, so register ASAP by emailing [email protected]. Note: all participants are asked to take a rapid COVID-19 test before attending. The workshop will be recorded and sold to participants unable to attend in person. (MC)

The film Live at Mister Kelly’s is celebrated tonight at Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington) with a free screening preceded by a jazz performance by the Charles Heath Xperience. If you didn’t catch the documentary when it aired last year on PBS, check out Reader theater and dance editor Kerry Reid’s March 2021 article about the Mister Kelly’s archives housed at the Newberry Library and the film (about collecting the memories of the beloved Chicago nightclub of the 1950s-1970s). A panel featuring the film’s executive producer David Marienthal (son of Mister Kelly’s owner George Marienthal), radio host Richard Steele, and more will offer a Q&A session after the film screening. The program starts at 6:30 PM and is presented in partnership with this weekend’s upcoming Chicago Jazz Festival. More information is available at Eventbrite. (SCJ)

There’s some tunes to be heard on this Tuesday from bands and musicians that we’ve written about in past issues. Chicago “gutter-rock duoHeet Deth open tonight on a noise-filled bill that includes Milwaukee band Primitive Broadcast Service as well as Chicago’s Mr. Phylzzz. Doors open at 8 PM, and the show starts at rock o’clock (sometime after 8) at the 21+ Burlington Bar (3425 W. Fullerton). Gossip Wolf mentioned to us last week that local darkwave band Kill Scenes will preview material from their upcoming full-length album Masque tonight at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). Adoptahighway opens, and DJ Lidia Vomito plays before the bands. The Hideout is also 21+ and doors open at 9 PM. And at Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), the emo-tinged Rozwell Kid plays a 17+ show with openers Options and Free Range. Showtime is at 8 PM and advance tickets are available through Ticketweb. (SCJ)

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