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By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 27, 2008 5:00PM

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Have you heard the new place to play hooky is the Portage Theater's classic Wednesday matinée series? Last week it was the Marx Brothers at their most anarchic. This week Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald star in "I Married an Angel." This classic 1942 fantasy features some classic Rogers and Hart songs sung beautifully by Eddy and MacDonald, who had amazing chemistry onscreen.

4050 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 1:30 p.m., $4.

Dani Arrecis' Alive Day is an intricate blend of modern power pop and melodic hooks given new life framed among the intricate guitar interplay of Arrecis and Brian Unger. Arrecis' influences range from Gram Parsons to Anthrax, and he draws upon them all in his songwriting. Alive Day is part of a triple bill at Elbo Room this evening; they'll be followed by the Tender Trio Band. Greensugar headlines.

2871 N. Lincoln, 9 p.m., $7.

Piotr Uklanski's Summer Love is a love triangle trapped in a broadly acted spaghetti western version of "Gunsmoke." When a mysterious drifter rides into town with a dead outlaw in tow, sparks fly as he vies with the local sheriff for the affections of a long-in-the-tooth barmaid. Billed as the first Polish Western, the dead outlaw is played by Val Kilmer, who steals the movie with his rigor mortis impersonation.

Facets, 1517 W. Fullerton, 7p.m. and 9 p.m. screenings

Sam's Wine & Spirits new South Loop location is the place to head to this evening. From 5-8p.m., Their "International Night" will focus on little-known but super value wines from small Greek Islands to newer Chilean vineyards, in the process giving attendees the best of both Old and New World wines.

50 E. Roosevelt Road, $30.