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Tuesday, November 29

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Studs Terkel @ Women & Children First

And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jokey is a collection of a half century of Studs Terkel's interviews. Included in the collection are his conversations with Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Louis Armstrong and Leonard Bernstein. At 7:30pm tonight, you can hear Terkel discuss the book, and the time he spent as a DJ, at the incomparable Women & Children First. 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-769-9299 for more information on the free reading.

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 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.

Tony Fitzpatrick @ Book Cellar

Not only will local artist Tony Fitzpatrick sign his book tonight, one his original etchings will also be auctioned off to benefit the Red Cross. In The Wonder: Portraits of a Remembered City Volume 1, Fitzpatrick uses drawing-collages to detail parts of his personal history as well as that of Chicago. The Book Cellar is hosting the signing and auction at 7pm, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

Powell's North Reading Series

The Powell's North Reading Series continues today at 7pm with readings from Shannon Mullally, Philip Jenks and Elizabeth Treadwell. The free series, which aims to pair an established writer with one or two emerging local writers, takes place each month at 2850 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-248-1444 for more information.

Don Giovanni @ the Istituto Italiano di Cultura

As part of a series of films set in Italian villas designed by Andrea Palladio, Joseph Losey’s Don Giovanni is showing tonight at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura at 6 PM. The series is sponsored by the Chicago Humanities Festival in conjunction with Witold Rybczynski’s 6 November lecture on “The Perfect Houses of Andrea Palladio.” 500 N Michigan Ave., Ste. 1450. Film screenings are free, but call 312-822-9545, x200 for reservations. For more information, click here (pdf).



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