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The three things you need to know today in Chicago: Wed, Jan 3

Photograph: courtesy of Gene Siskal Ponyo

1. The Music Box Theatre's tribute to Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki winds down with a screening of Ponyo, his 2008 film about a magical goldfish. The movie begins at 4:45pm and tickets are $11.

2. Support local food pantries at the Hideout's weekly Soup and Bread event, a pay-what-you-want meal that will fill your belly and warm your heart. Dinner is served at 5:30pm and admission is free with a donation.

3. Evanston scientist Hunter Cole photographs bioluminescent bacteria in a new exhibition called "Living Light," which opens today at Arc Gallery in Bucktown. Admission is free and gallery hours are noon to 6pm.

For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.