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Monday, August 15

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Hearts and Minds @ Film Center

Hearts and Minds, the 1974 documentary about the Vietnam War that was originally shelved for fear of controversy, and eventually won an Oscar when it was released, plays at the Siskel Film Center tonight at 8:00 PM. A powerful film that unfortunately is still relevant today, Hearts and Minds should not be missed. A newly restored 35mm print will be shown. Tickets are $9 general admission, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Chicago Matters 2005 Sneak Preview

Chicago Public Radio presents a sneak preview of their 2005 radio and television series Chicago Matters tonight at 6:00 PM at the Harold Washington Library. In addition to previews of upcoming programs to be heard on WBEZ 91.5 FM and seen on WTTW Channel 11, you'll also get to meet some of the people that make the Chicago Matters programs. Admission is free, but you do need to make reservations. Call (312) 856-2156 for more information.

Lt. Gov Quinn at CNT

At 6 PM, Lt. Gov. Quinn will address the US Green Building Council Chicago Chapter
about his environmental priorities including maintaining the health and vitality of
the Great Lakes and IL River, encouraging the use of renewable energy, and
supporting green building practices.
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Mr. Bike's Winter Tips and Tricks

Mr. Bike's Winter Tips and Tricks: CBF Offices, 650 S. Clark, 4th floor, noon Dave Glowacz shares his cold-weather cycling wisdom with the masses. This is part of the Icicle Bicycle Festival. See for more info.

Secrets of Winter Bike Maint.

Secrets of Winter Bike Maintenance: Boulevard Bikes, 2535 N. Kedzie, 6 PM A posse will leave Daley Plaza at 5:30 to ride to this hands-on clinic about keeping your bike running smooth all winter. Free. This is part of the Icicle Bicycle Festival. See for more info.

Lunchtime Caribbean Dive

Lunchtime Caribbean Dive: Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington, noon Ride a mile or two to the Shedd Aquarium to meet the fish. Free. This is part of the Icicle Bicycle Festival. See for more info.



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