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Sunday, April 5

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Early to Bed Salon: Pornography vs. Erotica

Ever contemplated what makes something porn and what makes something erotica? And why is there a difference, anyway? The knowledgable people over at Early to Bed discuss these issues tonight at 7pm (talk starts at 7:30) and invite all interested to join in. This sex salon series starts with wine and cheese and offers philosophical, cultural, political and even spiritual musings. No lectures or demonstrations -- just good talk. Free and open to all over 18. Early to Bed is located at 5232 N. Sheridan. Call 773-271-1219 for more information.

This I Believe Celebration @ Harold Washington Library

Chicago Public Radio presents an evening with Jay Allison, curator of the NPR series of essays "This I Believe". A collection of the best essays is being published in book form, and Mr. Allison will be here to share highlights from the series. The event happens tonight at 6:00 PM at the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium in the Harold Washington Library (400 S. State); contact the library at (312) 747-4200 to reserver tickets.

The Day The Earth Stood Still @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center is running a series of science fiction films through December. This week's film is the 1951 classic The Day The Earth Stood Still, which includes loads of interesting political and social issues with its sci-fi content. The film screens this evening at 6:00, and includes a lecture by SAIC professor Jim Trainor. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $4 for Film Center members. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Vacations @ Cultural Center

This event features readings of poetry, fiction, and essays about vacations from Outrider Press' 11th Annual Anthology, presented by the Tall Grass Theater. Free, in the Studio Theater. 78 E Washington. For more information, call 219-322-7270 or visit the website.

Procrastination Cessation @ Catalyst Ranch

Have you ever vowed to put an end to you procrastination, only to tell yourself you'd start tomorrow? If so, this seminar at Catalyst Ranch may be for you. "Procrastination Cessation" is a workshop that focuses on stopping you "I'll do it later" habits by looking at why we procrastinate, self-defeating behaviors and creating personal methods to heighten your own awareness. Starting at 6:30pm with beverages and appetizers, the 7-8:45pm seminar takes place at 656 W. Randolph. $30 to register by yourself, $25/each if you register with friends. Call 312-207-1710 or email gina[at]catalystranch[dot]com for registration and information.

 

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