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Wednesday, July 6

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Dwight Nights

Apparently, it’s not kitschy enough to put on a weekly alternative stand-up comedy and variety show in the Lincoln Restaurant (4008 N. Lincoln Ave). The fez-festooned organizers of the Lincoln Lodge (5 years and counting, y'all!) are kicking it up a notch with “Dwight Nights” featuring the performers voted the most popular and free giveaways (commemorative T-shirts, trucker caps, and “Jesus Clocks” from Uncle Fun) to the first 60 attendees of each show (one each so don't go getting greedy). The show is 18 and over and cover is $7 with a one-drink minimum. Each show features different performers and starts at 9pm and runs through Friday.

Nightclubbing: Modern Music @ Film Center

The Siskel Film Center presents Nightclubbing: Modern Music, a 60-minute documentary taken from the "Nightclubbing" New York cable TV show of the 1970s, containing rare performance footage by Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, DNA, Sun Ra, Contortions, Suicide, and James Blood Ulmer. The doc is preceded by excerpts from the film Looking For A Thrill, produced by local label Thrill Jockey. Ths event is part of a month-long program of excerpts from Nightclubbing, and is part of the Film Center's Music Movies series. The film screens tonight at 9:15 PM. Tickets: $9, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

J. Craig Venter @ MSI

J. Craig Venter, founder and chairman of the Institute for Genomic Research, will lead a special discussion at the Museum of Science and Industry. Sponsored by Wired magazine, the 7:30pm discussion will focus on Venter's "ongoing, around-the-world ocean expedition to study microbial diversity" -- research that could lead to solutions for a cleaner environment and alternative energy sources. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Call 773-753-6230 to get them. The Museum of Science and Industry is located at 57th St. and Lake Shore Dr.



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