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Thursday, December 1

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Sing-Along Buffy the Vampire Slayer @ Music Box

The Music Box Theatre hosts a sing-along screening of the "Once More, With Feeling" episode of the much-missed TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The screening happens tonight and tomorrow night at midnight. Tickets are $12 (the ticket includes a Buffy goodie bag and other Buffy-related treats) and can be purchased at Ticketweb. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

Jean Iverson and BYOB Chicago @ 57th Street Books

Jean Iverson, author of BYOB Chicago will discuss the updated edition of her book. The free event will start at 7:00 PM at 57th Street Books, 1301 East 57th Street. Visit the store's calendar for more information.

Opening: Hot Mess

Green Lantern gallery presents "Hot Mess," an exhibition that features six months of the collaborative paintings of local artists Peter Hoffman and Caleb Lyons. Tonight's opening reception runs from 7-10pm; the show will be open through February 4. 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor. Call 773-266-4234 for more information.

Darren Aronofsky @ Doc Films

Film director Darren Aronofsky will appear tonight at a free screening of his recent film The Fountain. The screening happens at the University of Chicago's Max Palevsky Cinema (Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th Street) tonight at 6pm. More information: (773)702-8574.

Cocktails & Clay @ Hyde Park Art Center

Learn to make art the right way -- under the influence -- in the Hyde Park Art Center's Cocktails & Clay event series. The Center is kept open late so visitors can learn handbuilding, coils or just play with the clay. If you're feeling more social than creative, there will also be drinks, DJs, dancing and tours of the Center's latest exhibitions. 8pm-12am at 5020 S. Cornell Ave. A donation of $5 is suggested and all proceeds benefit HPAC programs. Call 773-324-5520 for more information.

Anthony Lewellen Art Opening

"Gray Matters," a new show of drawings by Chicago artist Anthony Lewellen, opens tonight at Bar None, 6962 N. Glenwood Ave., from 7pm till midnight. DJ Tevo Howard spins. (21 and over)

Mission of Burma @ Double Door

Veteran postpunk/indie-rock collosi Mission of Burma bring their art-tinged wall of sound onslaught to the Double Door tonight. Sure, their history -- as the title of their 2004 reunion LP had it -- has been on-off-on, including a lengthy hiatus of nearly two decades. Nonetheless, accounts of their recent live shows report that MoB play as loudly and strongly as ever. Pinebender opens. Tickets are $22.50 in advance, $23 at the point of entry. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. 1572 N. Milwaukee. (773) 489-3160.

Emily Haines @ Lakeshore Theater

Emily Haines, who's most notable for her roles with Metric and Broken Social Scene, finally followed in the footsteps of fellow Arts & Crafts female vocalists Amy Millan and Feist by releasing a solo album last September. Tonight she brings her backing band, the Soft Skeleton, to the Lakeshore Theater in support of Knives Don't Have Your Back. For more information, visit the Lakeshore.



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