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Wednesday, December 8

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John Yoo and Douglas Cassel Debate @ Hothouse

The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations is sponsoring this forum on Torture and Security in the Age of Terrorism. John Yoo helped formulate the Bush Administration’s case for ignoring the Geneva Conventions and Douglas Cassell is the director of the Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights. $10. 31 E. Balbo. For more information, call 773-525-2508 or 312-726-3860.

Gordon Thomas doc @ Film Center

The latest Outsider Music documentary at the Siskel Film Center screens this evening. Everything's Coming My Way details the musical career of Gordon Thomas, a former big-band trombonist who's written 200 songs that are simple yet catchy, and described by the Film Center's blurb as "kind of musical folk-art". Everything's Coming My Way 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.

Chi*Town Sirens Roller Derby Recruitment

Think you'd be great at roller derby? Think you just look cute in the shorts? The Chi*Town Sirens Roller Derby is actively recruiting for their team and all interested women should head to Lelia Jane's tonight at 8:30pm. Come learn about the team and find out how you can participate. 1008 W. Armitage. Email mail[at]chitownsirens[dot]com for more information.

The Black Keys @ Metro

Growling rockers The Black Keys will play the Metro tonight for a mere $16. These guys got me through cooking Thanksgiving dinner last year, and their new stuff will certainly be on my plate again. What a way to start off December. Their east coast shows are selling out fast, so grab tickets while you can! Show starts at 9pm.

E. O. Wilson @ the Newberry Library

Biologist E.O. Wilson presents his new edition of Charles Darwin’s most important works tonight at 6 PM. 60 W. Walton. For more information, call the Newberry Library at 312–943–9090 or check the website.

 

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