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Monday, September 23

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Writers on the Record: Anne Lamott

Sponsored by Chicago magazine and 98.7 WFMT, Writers on the Record is a free monthly literary series hosted by Victoria Lautman that gives audiences the unique chance to be audience to interviews of renowned and notable authors. At 12pm today, Lautman welcomes Anne Lamott, author of Blue Shoe and Bird by Bird, among many others. Admission is free but reservations are required; get them by calling 312-832-6789. The series is held at Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave.

"Ancient Treasures of the Deep" @ Oriental Institute

The Oriental Institute will show the NOVA film "Ancient Treasures of the Deep" at 2:00pm. Docents will be available to discuss the film following the free presentation. The Oriental Institute is located at 1155 East 58th Street. Visit the event page for more information.

Girlie-Q Variety Hour

The Girlie-Q Variety Hour, Chicago's queerest and campiest burlesque-variety show, will be back to entertain with "That Toddlin' Town!" -- a tribute to Chicago, on Sunday, March 25, 2007. Tonight's performers include singers, dancers, trivia masters and assorted other sexy people. Plus, you can win prizes from Early to Bed. The show starts at 8 pm at HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo in Chicago, and costs just $10.

Citywide Hip Hop Expo with Uptown's Kuumba Lynx

Join Kuumba Lynx for their spring production "WORD" on Sunday at either 1pm or 4pm. This show has a new cast of Kuumba Lynx members representing Chicago's North, West & South Side communties. KL's shows are politically charged and feature incredible footwork and will also include skateboarding, graff artists, the Connect Force Break-Dancing crew, and new video work. The cost for the show will be $12 for adults & $ 8 for children & students. The show will take place at Alternatives 4710 N. Sheridan, a block south of Lawrence. If you have any questions, you may e-mail Jae Villegas julio_jae@yahoo.com or call her at (773) 590-1382.

 

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