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Thursday, October 6

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Salman Rushdie @ DePaul Merle Reskin Theater

Salman Rushdie is giving the closing lecture at the Chicago Humanities Festival today at 5 PM. If you didnít get a ticket yet, you still have a chance to buy one by going to the theater box office at 3:30. 60 E. Balbo Drive. For more information, visit the website.

American Indian Center 52nd Annual Powwow

The American Indian Center of Chicago is holding their 52nd Annual Powwow at the UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison St. There will be 500 dancers from across the country as well as a dance competition, traditional Native American music and over 60 Native American art vendors offering their wares. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children, with a weekend pass costing $18. Tickets are available at the UIC Pavilion Box Office and at the door. Advance and group sales can be bought by calling 773-763-5140. Call 773-275-5871 for more information.

Flower 15 Venus/Chord Party

Venus, a great independent music magazine, is hosting a party at Rodan featuring DJ Franki Chan, Parag, Celestronica and Shoogyboom. The event is free and lasts from 9pm-2am. Rodan is located at 1530 N. Milwaukee Ave and you can call 773-276-7036 for more information.

EarthSave Chicago Potluck

Holiday eatin' can be great, but you have to admit, it's kind of geared towards the meat eaters. EarthSave Chicago is an organization that promotes a shift toward diets that are healthier for both people and animals and they're giving lessons on how to make a vegan Thanksgiving. Chicago Diner Chef Jo Kaucher will demonstrate with a menu of roasted veggie turkey, stuffing and gravy, cranberry relish and raw soup. The potluck goes on at 6:30pm at Resurrection Lutheran School, RAP Classroom, 1050 W. School St. All you have to do is bring a favorite vegan dish to share, along with a serving utensil and a place setting. Call 708-531-8910 for more information.

Minutemen doc @ Film Center

We Jam Econo: The Story of The Minutemen returns to the Siskel Film Center this week, and if you missed the documentary when it played earlier this year, now's your chance to see the story of The Minutemen, one of the most amazing punk bands of the early 1980s. Lots of performance footage during the band's short career, and interviews with the surviving members. Great stuff. The film screens this evening at 5:00 PM, and again on Thursday the 17th at 8:00 PM. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Phalanx Network Intro Party

The Phalanx Artist Network, a new organization hoping to energize Chicago's arts and entertainment scene, is throwing an introductory party at Smartbar, 3730 N. Clark St., tonight from 8pm to 10pm. Drink specials at the bar, free apps around the place, assumably music -- tickets are $12 in advance. 21 and over.

Robot Contest @ MSI

ChiBots will be holding its fall Autonomous Robots Competition from noon to 3pm today at the Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive. Events include Advanced Line Following, Mini Sumo, and Robot Talent Show. Get more information at the ChiBots website, or watch this video.

Windy City Rollers Tourney

Catch some hot roller derby action this Sunday, November 13 at the Congress Theatre. Playing for the Rollers' league championship are The Fury and Double Crossers. And playing for the hell of it? Hell's Belles and Manic Attackers. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The show starts at 6 p.m. with doors at 5 p.m. Buy your tickets online now!

 

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