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Saturday, April 20

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents a series of science fiction movies through December. Tonight's sci fi movie is the original 1956 version of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The film screens tonight at 6:00 PM, and is accompanied by a lecture/discussion by Jim Trainor of the School of the Art Institute. See the Film Center Website for a full listing of this month's movies in the series. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Music of the Auditorium's First Golden Age @ Roosevelt University

Part of a series of events commemorating Louis Sullivan's 150th birthday, this free concert by Roosevelt University faculty and students evokes the era (1889 to 1893) in which the Auditorium Theatre first opened. In the Rudolph Ganz Recital Hall, 7 PM, free. 430 S Michigan. For more information, visit the website.

Tuesdays on the Terrace @ MCA

Kick back at the Museum of Contemporary Art after work. Check out the farmer's market out front (it closes by 6 PM), wander through the exhibits (MCA admission is free Tuesdays), and conclude your evening lounging on the terrace, listening to jazz (the concert starts at 5:30 PM) and enjoying one of the best views in Chicago. For more information, call MCA at 312-280-2660 or visit the website.

Why Should We Care about Genetics? @ MCA

The Illinois Humanities Council launches its new series of events to foster a public dialogue around science and culture, Future Perfect: Conversations on the Meaning of Genetics, with a town hall discussion in the MCA theater at 6 PM, 220 E Chicago. Free, but reservations are required: call 312-422-5580 or email ihc [at] prairie [dot] org. For more information, visit the website.

 

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