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Wednesday, March 22

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Chicago Short Film Brigade: Best of 2007 @ Film Center

The Chicago Short Film Brigade presents a selection of the best films from the last year tonight at the Gene Siskel Film Center. The group will present a 100-minute long program of short films (with a 10-minute intermission), and after the screening present awards for the best films. The program will also be screened at the Film Center on Sunday, January 27th at 5:30 PM. See the Chicago Short Film Brigade Website for a list of the films in the program. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Chicago Music Commission meeting @ Millennium Park

The Chicago Music Commission will host a free meeting tonight at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park (205 E. Randolph) to discuss the findings of a University of Chicago study that reports the city does less than many smaller cities to nurture its music community. The idea of tonight's meeting is to determine the steps Chicago must take to become a world-class music city. The meeting starts at 6 PM tonight and is free and open to the public.

Image Union Winter Premier Party and Short Film Fest

Catch some of the best short films from Chicago and around the world at the Image Union Winter Premiere Party and short film fest at The Lake Shore Theater. Rub elbows with filmmakers and film fans, enjoy a cold one, and get a sneak peak of the new season of Image Union. Show starts at 7:30.Tickets $10 at the door, $8 in advance, $7 for WTTW members in advance. Physical tickets will not be mailed - will call only (names will be on a list at the door), general admission seating. Age 18+.

Elizabeth Gregory @ Women & Children First

Elizabeth Gregory, Director of the Women's Studies Program at the University of Houston, comes to Women & Children First to discuss her new book Ready: Why Women are Embracing the New Later Motherhood. Using interviews and research, the book strives to debunk the myths of waiting to become a mother and shows the benefits of starting family life after 35. Free at 7:30pm, 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-769-9299 for more information.

Political Scoundrels: Managing Political Scandal @ The Freedom Museum

Find out how politicians dig their way out of debaucles like Watergate and Monica Lewinski's blue dress through media spin and damage control. Guest speakers Craig Fuller, PR expert and former Senior Advisor to President Reagan and President Bush I, and Rick Pearson, political reporter for the Tribune, dish on how elected officials deal with pesky rumors and dangerous leaks. Free, but reservations are required. McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum. 445 N Michigan Ave. 6pm

Spring Valentino Trunk Show @ Saks

Want a fool proof way to turn heads this spring? Stop in the 700 North Michigan Ave Saks Fifth Avenue store on January 24th or 25th between 12 and 3 p.m. to pick out a whiplash-including frock from Valentino’s spring/summer line. Call 312-944-6500 for more details.

CAbi Designs Clearance Sale @ Sacred Art

Sacred Art hosts its first clothing trunk show tonight, featuring CAbi Designs' Spring 08 collection. Check out the sale, have a glass of wine, and chat while surrounded by cool local art. From 6-9 pm at 2040 W. Roscoe.

We're Baking Bread Class @ Fox and Obel

Learn all about baking good bread tonight from 6-7:30pm at Fox and Obel with their Executive Baker, Pamela Fitzpatrick. You'll take home dough AND a loaf baked during the class. While you're at it, stop into their cafe and have their burger. They're awesome. Cost is $45; click here for more information.

World Kitchen Learning Series: Great Grains

Tonight from 6:00-8:30pm you can learn more about the importance of grains in your cooking from the World Kitchen learning series sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs. Class to be held at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph Street. Class fee is $30. Click here for more information and to register.



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