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Two worthy causes: the CHIRP Record Fair

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The coolest flea market you’ll ever attend (at least if you’re a music lover), as well as one of the worthiest benefits (if you care at all about Chicago’s musical community), the 12th annual CHIRP Radio Record Fair takes place this Saturday, April 12, at Chicago Journeymen Plumber’s Union,1340 W. Washington, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

As usual, local record stores and plenty of independent vendors will present a treasure trove of used, rare, and out-of-print vinyl while DJs spin CHIRP’s Austin Harvey hosts a Music Quiz. More info can be found here.

Another benefit of note is Rock-It Fest, which takes place Friday, April 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. at aliveOne Chicago, 2683 N. Halsted, featuring performances by Swamp Heat, bq, and aboveandbelow. The $30 admission includes an open bar and benefits the Art of Life, an art studio that employs developmentally disabled adult artists. More info can be found here.

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