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Saturday, August 13

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Early to Bed: What a Sensation!

Perhaps 50 Cent and The Game said it best with "Touch me, tease me, kiss me, please me..." Okay, maybe not. But there is something to be said for full sensory engagement. Early to Bed offers What a Sensation! The many incarnations of sensory play, a workshop focusing on the five senses and their inherent erotic natures. Participants are encouraged to bring any items they think relevant, in addition to an open mind. There is a $10 fee for the 7:30pm workshop, with pre-registration required. Call 773-271-1219 or email workshops[at] to do so. Ages eighteen and above and open to all genders and orientations. Early to Bed is located at 5232 N. Sheridan Rd.

Savage Speaks

As a part of its Rainbow Week 2005, Northwestern University's Rainbow Alliance welcomes syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage home to Chicago. The event takes place at 7:00pm in the McCormick Auditorium of NU's Norris Center. Author of The Kid, Savage's latest book is Skipping Towards Gomorrah.

Vocal Journeys: Michelle Areyzaga and Jamie Shaak

Tonight, soprano Michelle Areyzaga and pianist Jamie Shaak perform in the Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. The performance is part of Vocal Journeys, a free monthly series presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs featuring vocalists from the classical tradition. For more information call 312-744-6630. The performance begins at 7pm.

Leadership and Change in Chicago's Universities

The Newberry Library is hosting a panel of university presidents for "Universities and the City," a lecture and discussion on institutions of higher learning in Chicago. Guests include Theodore Goss, president emeritus of Roosevelt University; Salme Harju, president of Northeastern Illinois University; and David Spadafora, president emeritus of Lake Forest College. The evening begins at 5:30pm with a reception, followed by the lecture at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public; reservations are not required but are strongly recommened. The Newberry Library is located at 60 W. Walton St.; call 312-255-3700 for more information.

Chicago Moves Day

At Daley Plaza today from 11:00 to 1:00, the second annual Chicago Moves Day is happening. The event features lunchtime workouts led by people from Bally Total Fitness, the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, the Chicago Fire Department, the US Army, the YMCA of Greater Metropolitan Chicago, and others. Pilates, cardio kickboxing, stretching, yoga, cycling, and even Dance Dance Revolution! The event is free and open to the public.



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