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Sunday, September 25

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3" From the Street @ Rotofugi

While I don't skate too often anymore, I still love the skateboarding culture and how it embraced me when I was a young 'un as the first 'sport' I could ever really get into. Thus I am super excited that Rotofugi's newest art show is all about skateboards. This travelling art show, titled 3" From the Street collects the works of twenty artists spanning the globe who have customized skateboards in their own unique style. Curator Joshua Brown states, "I and those like me, come from this subculture, the
culture influenced by this simple wooden toy." The exhibitions opens Jan. 11 through Feb. 19 with an opening night on Friday, January the 14th. If you know Rotofugi's opening nights, then you know there'll be good beverages, good music and great people.

Emmett Till doc @ Film Center

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, a 2004 documentary about the infamous muder of a Chicago boy, plays at the Siskel Film Center tonight at 7:45 PM. This documentary provides evidence that a dozen additional suspects were involved in Till's murder, and prompted officials to reopen the murder case last year. The film will also be shown on Tuesday, January 18, at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $9 for the general public, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Neko Case @ Metro

Lovely Neko Case appears tonight at the Metro. In case you need more information on Ms. Case, check out Dave Elving's audio interview with her back in November. Tickets are just $18.50. Opening bands include The Sadies and Low Skies. Show starts at 9 p.m., 18 years and older.

Roots and Rhymes Open Mic

Tonight honor Martin Luther King, Jr. with poetry from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Uncle Joe's Coffee Shop (5706 S. University Ave., 2nd Floor). All are encouraged to share their poetry and spoken word. Sign up with Tamilia (TAMDENRE{at}uchicago{dot}edu) to share your talent at Roots and Rhymes. Those with a taste for good rhymes and good coffee can just come and relax while taking in the strong earthy aroma of self-expression.

Withinsight: First Glimpse Show

The Chicago Photography Center's Winter 2005 "Withinsight" is an exhibit of black and white photography from students of the photography program. The Chicago Photography Center is a not-for-profit photography program founded to provide a vibrant, motivating and flexible learning environment for aspiring and accomplished photographers throughout the Chicago area. Photographers featured include: Caroline Banta, Laurence Cabaille, Tom Cantos, Jerry Delaney, Carolee Kokola, Heidi Levin, Karelle Pachomoff and Michael Rhine. The CPC First Glimpse: a special gallery preview party, will take place tonight from 8 p.m. to Midnight. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the door, RSVP to Nicole{at}chicagophoto{dot}org. The Chicago Photography Center is located at 3301 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.

"An Evening with Langston & Martin"

Actors Danny Glover and Felix Justice perform writings and speeches of Langston Hughes and Martin Luther King, Jr. tonight at 7:30pm at St. Sabina, 1210 W 78th Place. Tickets are only $10 ($5 for children). Call 773/483-4300 for more information.

Discrete Series: Joe Amato & Kass Fleisher

The Discrete Reading Series presents Joe Amato & Kass Fleisher at 9pm tonight at 3030, a former pentecostal church located at 3030 W. Cortland Ave., one block south of Armitage between Humboldt Blvd. and Kedzie. All ages are welcome. $5 suggested donation. BYOB. More info here.



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