Food, Film, and Poetry coming your way this weekend

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By Maria Murzyn

Fun, free and inexpensive events blogger

Begin your weekend on Friday night, 1/20 at the "$5 Documentary Film Festival" at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison St. in Oak Park.  Come see "Inquiring Nuns" Friday night at 7pm and again on Saturday, 1/21 at 2pm.  This is a wonderful doc which details two nuns' exploration of Chicago in the late 1960s and their asking people "are you happy?".  I've seen it, and its a heartwarming look at peopl'es concerns and hopes.   Also on Saturday, at 7pm, see "Graveyard Shorts" and "Something Better Somewhere Else" which also screens on Sunday, 1/22 at 2pm.  See the attached clips to sample these great documentaries.  Also, the director of "Something..." is an Oak Parker.  Info at 708-524-1892.

Also on Saturday night, 1/21, it's "3rd Saturday CoffeeHouse & Open Mic Night" at Unity Temple, 875 Lake St.  Featured artist, "Haiku Master, Randy Brooks".  7:30pm is sign-up, 8pm is Open Mic, and, at 9pm hear Randy.  Donation of $3 - $5.  Info at 708-660-9376.

Healy's West Side, 7321 Madison St. in Forest Park invites you to their "Chili Cook-Off for Charity" which benefits Opportunity Knocks, a non-profit organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities ( ).  The event is on Saturday, 1/21 from 2 - 4pm and a suggested donation of $20 will get you appetizers, choice of chilis, drink specials and the NFC and AFC Championship games.  Chili is prepared by celebrity chefs. 



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Phil Carmody from Oak Park  

Posted: January 19th, 2012 10:39 AM

Just FYI. We'll need help eating all that chili, so come on out! It's for a great cause

Phil Carmody from Oak Park  

Posted: January 19th, 2012 10:38 AM

The Chili Cook Off is on Sunday from noon-4pm. There will be 25 batches of chili that the celeb chefs will be judging in the competition.

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