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Saturday, September 24

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The Lineup, Woody Woodpecker @ LaSalle Bank Cinemas

Eli Wallach and Robert Keith star as killers for hire trying to recover drugs stolen from their gangster boss in The Lineup, a pre-Dirty Harry Don Siegel film. Also on the bill is a 1954 Woody Woodpecker cartoon called Under the Counter Spy. 8pm at the LaSalle Bank Cinema, 4901 W. Irving Park Rd. $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and kids. Call 312-904-9442 for information.

The Brickheadz @ Green Lantern

The Green Lantern hosts Chicago's own breakdancing crew The Brickheadz in conjunction with its current exhibit, "The Chicago Review of Economics." 9-11pm at The Green Lantern, 1511 N. Milwaukee, second floor. A $5 donation is suggested. Call 773-235-0936 for more info.

BIG PLANS @ Messhall

Bert Stabler's advanced art class at B.E.S.T. High School present BIG PLANS, projects addressing the public housing crisis in Chicago. Opening reception from noon to 4pm at Messhall, 6932 N. Glenwood Ave. It's free, but it's a potluck, so please bring food and beverages to share.

Chicago Bike Show @ Navy Pier

"Two days of cycling excitement!" A swath of area bike shops and cooperatives will be displaying their wares alongside BMX stunt shows and seminars (TBA). Go ahead, try out that recumbent. More information here; $10 for adults, $4 for children under 12, and children under 6 are free ($3 discount coupon here). 9 AM to 7 PM.

Stuart Davis @ Schubas

Stuart Davis, the mad mystic monk of acoustic punk rock/pop/Rick Springfield cover songs/whatever, hold a DVD release party at Schubas tonight at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Schubas Website. Schubas: 3159 N. Southport. (773) 525-2508.

Spanish Lessons @ Cafe Ba Ba Reeba

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! has teamed up with the Instituto Cervantes to offer beginners Spanish language course for travelers in a fun, interactive and non-intimidating atmosphere. Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! will offer the course in their private dining room on each consecutive Saturday starting March 25, 2006 through April 29, 2006 from 11:00 a.m. through 12:45 p.m.

The cost is $175 and includes a $50 Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! gift certificate. For more information, prospective students can call Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! at 773-935-5000.

Ozone Report @ Field Museum

Remember the ozone hole? As part of its series of presentations on climate change, the Adler Planetarium presents a panel that attempts to answer the question, “Is Earth’s Ozone Shield Recovering?” Speakers include representatives from NASA and the EPA. And it really is at the Field (even though it's organized by the Planetarium). 10 AM, free with Field Museum admission, but register online.

Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, from a Lithuanian Perspective

2005 Gaper’s Block Book Club pick The Jungle is discussed by UIC professor Giedrius Subacius at the Newberry Library at 11 AM this morning. Subacius’ talk focuses on why Upton Sinclair chose to create Lithuanian protagonists, and how Lithuanian culture shaped the novel. Free. 60 W. Walton St. For more information, call 312-255-3700 or visit the website.

 

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