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Tuesday, September 22

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Sun Ra & The Fugs @ Film Center

The Siskel Film Center presents, as part of their ongoing Music Movies program, an evening of short films featuring performances by mythic jazz musician Sun Ra and legendary New York folk-rock band The Fugs. The program starts tonight at 5:15 PM, and will be repeated on Wednesday, February 23, at 8:30 PM. Tickets are $9, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Siskel Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Hank Williams III @ Joe's Bar

Country Legends don't always come in three's, but Hank Williams III (or, known simply as Hank III) is in some ways both just like and completely unlike his dad and grandad. He'll be performing tonight at Joe's Bar with his metal band "Assjack", with some old WIlliams' country tunes mixed in for good measure. The Hazard County Girls open. Tickets are $13 in advance/ $15 at the door available from Ticketmaster, and music starts at 9pm. Joe's is located at 940 W. Weed Street, Chicago near North and Sheffield. Call them up at (312) 337-3486.
Gapers Block staff member ASH will be in attendance

Steinway Piano Celebration @ Cultural Center

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs puts on a Sunday Salon Series of innovative music and performance programs. The series is one of the most popular at the Chicago Cultural Center, and regularly draws capacity crowds.

Today's program features some of Chicago's finest Steinway piano artists. A Steinway Piano Celebration is held in honor of the Cultural Center's Steinway Concert Grand piano, provided through the courtesy of the International Concert & Artist Activities division of Steinway & Sons, New York and The Beautiful Sound, Inc.

The performance begins at 3 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center, (78 E. Washington St.) Admission is free.

Lilley Book Release Party and Reading

Join poetry and literature lovers alike for the Chicago Book Release Reading and Signing of Gary Copeland Lilley's wonderful new book of poetry: The Subsequent Blues from Four Way Books today at The Black Water Cafe in the Amce Artworks at 1741 N. Western, Chicago. The event starts at 2pm and goes to 6pm. Wine, music from players invited players, and poems from my new book . Hope you have the opportunity and will join the author in the festivities within this wonderfully artistic place.

Debbie Stoller @ Arcadia Knitting

For the first of two local signings, Debbie Stoller, author of the new knitting bibles, Stitch n' Bitch and Stitch n' Bitch Nation, and editor of BUST magazine will be at the Arcadia Knitting, at their new location at 1613 W. Lawrence Avenue, just west of Ashland this afternoon at 1pm to sign copies of her book, and to gab about knitting. Bring your projects for show and tell, and make sure to get there early! GB staff member ASH will be in attendance

Learn to Knit @ Nina

Learn to Knit today at Nina, a young yarn store in Chicago, located at 1655 W. Division. The classes run for 2 sessions, and cost $50. Classes will teach the skills needed to complete a scarf (casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off). You can call 773.486.8996 to register, or visit the shop. Once you've registered, they'll suggest the appropriate class materials and offer a 10% discount for that purchase. The last winter Learn to Knit classes are today, from 35pm and February 27 from 35pm.


Paul Rusesabagina @ St. Sabina's

This Sunday Paul Rusesabagina, the former proprietor of the Milles Collines Hotel, whose story was vividly captured in the film Hotel Rwanda, will be speaking at St. Sabina church. The discussion is scheduled to take place immediately following the 11:15am service. St. Sabina is located at 1210 West 78th Place in Chicago.

 

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