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Friday, January 27

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Millions sneak preview @ Film Center

Danny Boyle, director of the killer zombie flick 28 Days Later, returns with his new film Millions, which shows what happens when two boys go on a spending spree after a bag of money literally drops from the sky. The Siskel Film Center presents a sneak preview of this film tonight at 6:00 PM as part of its annual European Union Film Festival. Tickets are $9, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Third Coast Listening Room w/ "Ask Amy"

The Third Coast Festival presents "Ask Amy: Radio about Relationships and Romance (and Sex)," featuring Chicago Tribune advice columnist (and former NPR producer) Amy Dickinson on stage to listen to and discuss a variety of radio stories about the joys, challenges, rewards and pitfalls of romantic (and/or not-so-romantic) relationships. As a special bonus, Dickinson will be reading a few of the wilder letters she's received at the paper. The show is from 7pm to 9pm at the Garage Theater at Steppenwolf, 1650 N. Halsted. Admission is $6 ($4 for students and Chicago Public Radio members).

Tickets will be available at the door, and/or you can reserve them by
contacting infothirdcoastfestivalorg or 312/948-4682.

Women in Ancient Egypt

Emily Teeter, a Research Associate at the Oriental Institute, is giving a free public lecture tonight at Breasted Hall in the Oriental Institute. The slide lecture will address the role of women in ancient Egyptian society, including education, legal status, occupations and home life. The lecture begins at 8pm. The Oriental Institute is located at 1155 East 58th St. in Chicago. Visit the website for more details.

Steve Lantner Quartet @ Empty Bottle

Tonight, the Empty Bottle Jazz Series presents The Steve Lantner Quartet with Steve Lanter, Kent Kessler, Dave Rempis, and Michael Zerang. The Empty Bottle Jazz Series welcomes regarded improviser and pianist Steve Lanter for a special concert program. Based in Boston, Lanter has drawn on a wide range of influences to create innovative, original compositions and improvisational schemes. "All About Jazz" has remarked of him, "No doubt, Lanter is an inventor who pushes his craft to the limits." For this performance, Lanter will be joined by capable accompanists Kent Kessler, Dave Rempis and Michael Zerang, on bass, reeds and percussion, respectively. Tickets are $6 and music starts at 9:30pm. The Empty Bottle is located at 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago.



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