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Wednesday, December 6

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Lama Ole Nydahl @ Northwestern

The Diamond Way Buddhist Center of Chicago presents "Buddhism Today," a lecture by Lama Ole Nydahl at the Thorne Auditorium at Northwestern University's downtown campus (375 E Chicago Avenue, at the corner of Chicago Ave and Lake Shore Drive).
Monday, November 29, 8:00pm. The lecture is free and open to all.

First Amendment Project @ Film Center

The Siskel Film Center presents three short documentaries commissioned by the Sundance Channel, each one focusing on recent lawsuits involving the First Amendment. The films are: Chris Hegedus' Fox vs. Franken, which examines corporations' copyrights on common phrases; Mario van Peebles' Poetic License, which shows the furor surrounding NJ poet laureate Amiri Baraka's poem "Somebody Blew Up America"; and John Walter's Some Assembly Required, which looks at the right to protest against the backdrop of the RNC. These films will be shown on the Sundance Channel in December, but you can see them on the big screen tonight at 6:15 PM. Tickets are $9, or $5 for Film Center members. Siskel Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Califone's "Deceleration - Music + Film" @ Rodan

Califone will be playing at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, every Monday in November. The show is described thusly: "Califone's cross pollination of blues, folk music and broken electronic instruments fits well when performed to a film screening."

The show starts at 9:30pm; a $10 donation to the band is requested.

Minnie Driver @ The Double Door

That's right, Minnie Driver, the curly-haired spitfire actress from Good Will Hunting and Circle of Friends is now a rock star. She's playing tonight at the Double Door with Peter Himmelman opening. Tickets are a mere $16 and doors open at 7 p.m. The Double Door is located at 572 N. Milwaukee, Chicago. Call (773) 489-3160 for more information. Buy tickets here or at the door. Just don't go around asking people if they like apples.



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