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Saturday, January 22

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Benefit for the pets of Katrina @ Fizz

Sam and Willy's, the pet store in West Lakeview, presents a benefit this evening to raise funds for the pets left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. The benefit happens tonight at Fizz (3220 N. Lincoln) from 7:00 to 10:00, and features live music by Easy Tiger & Linus. Admission is $20, which includes beer and wine, and there will also be a silent auction and raffle. All proceeds go to Noah's Wish, the nonprofit animal welfare organization. For more information contact Sam & Willy's at (773) 404-0400.

Marked Woman @ DOC Films

DOC Films is showing Marked Woman as part of its Hardboiled Dames series tonight at 7pm. This 1937 film stars Bette Davis as a prostitute who bands together with her fellow women of the night against their gangster boss. For more information, call 773-702-8575 or visit the DOC Films website.

Opening: Echoes of Another Man

Stage Left Theatre presents "Echoes of Another Man," by Evanston playwright and SLT ensemble member Mia McCullough. The play is a story of biological and mental identity, wherein the brain and nervous sytem of a famous artist is transplanted into the body of a professional golfer. Will the body or the brain determine who this man is? Tonight's opening is at Stage Left Theatre, 3408 N. Sheffield, 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 for the preview and the show will run through November 5. Call 773-883-8830 to get tickets and for more information.

Do Sexy Things to Men!

Join the ladies of Andersonville sex shop Early to Bed on Tuesday, September 27 and learn how to please men -- below the belt! The workshop will teach women new blow job, hand job and ball-handling techniques. The workshopis free and begins at 7:30 p.m. Early to Bed is located on Sheridan just north of Foster.

Image Union Season Launch Party & Short Film Fest

WTTW's "Image Union" launches its 28th season tonight at the Vic Theater's Brew'n'View, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., at 7pm. Join them for beer and cocktails, a preview of the new season and a showing of great short films. Tickets are $8 available at 773-509-1111 ext. 4 (and probably at the door, too). More info here.

Studious 54 @ Bella Lounge

Donors Choose is a non-profit that enables teachers to submit on-line proposals requesting needed books, art supplies, technology, and other resources and then allows donors to choose exactly which project they want to fund. The organization is holding a fundraiser to benefit teachers both in Chicago and in Hurricane Katrina affected school districts tonight at Bella Lounge, 1212 N. State St. There'll be a vodka bar, beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres, and Mack at Night from 103.5 KISS FM hosts. Ge tickets ahead of time here.



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