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Tuesday, December 10

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Rock the Bells! @ Landmark Century Centre Cinema

Chicago native Casey Suchan's documentary on the hip-hop concert of the same name was received very well by festival audiences. It screens as this month's Midwest Independent Film Festival First Tuesday. 2828 N Clark; 6pm; $10.

She's Gotta Have It @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents a retrospective of the work of director Spike Lee throughout the month. Tonight the Film Center will screen Lee's debut feature film She's Gotta Have It from 1986. The film will be accompanied by a lecture and discussion from teacher and author Jacqueline Stewart. The film screens tonight at 6:00 PM. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

HCBA Bungalow Seminar

Join architect Chris Turley of Turley Architects for "Goats and Gods,"a study of bungalow additions done wrong and right. Chris will present a number of visual examples of bungalow additions that maintain the character of the bungalow and those that do not. The seminar will be held on both April 3 at the Woodson Regional Library and April 5 at the Sulzer Regional Library, from 7 pm to 8 :30 pm. Register now at the HCBA's Web site.

Ursula Bielski Online

If you've ever wanted to know more about Chicago's creepiest stories but haven't been able to make it out to any events, this is your perfect chance to do it all from home. Ghostvillage.com welcomes Ursula Bielski, author of Chicago Haunts, More Chicago Haunts, Graveyards of Chicago and Creepy Chicago, for an online lecture on "Children and the Paranormal." All interested can purchase a "seat" for the 7pm lecture for $8.99 by clicking here.

Facing Pain: Davy, Freud, & Early Anesthesia

The International Museum of Surgical Science and the Hektoen Institute of Medicine present a lecture series on "Understanding Pain." Today, learn about "Facing Pain: Davy, Freud, & Early Anesthesia." This event in the series is held at the Hektoen Institute of Medicine, 2100 W. Harrison. A reception starts the evening at 5:30pm, and the panel starts at 6:15pm; suggested donation is $5. RSVP to Marnie Dawson (marnie@imss.org or 312-642-6502 ext. 3130).

 

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