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Saturday, January 25

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Z-Trip @ Abbey Pub

World-renowned sound seector Z-Trip makes a Chicago stop at the Abbey Pub. Verbal Kent co-stars. Tickets here.

Cypress Hill @ H.O.B.

The Stoned Raiders are fast getting a rep for relentlessly touring, giving a good show, and blazing one (many) up before, during and after. Catch them this go-round as part of a benefit concert presented by Devry University. Cop tickets here.

Voter Rage: "Uncounted" Screening @ St. Gertrudes, Rogers Park

The award-winning expose UNCOUNTED is a wakeup call to all Americans. Beyond increasing the public's awareness, the film inspires greater citizen involvement in fixing a broken electoral system. As we approach the decisive election of 2008, UNCOUNTED will change how you feel about the way votes are counted in America.

UNCOUNTED will be screened at 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 25, in St. Gertrude's Social Hall, 1401 W. Granville, Chicago. Admission is free, RSVP optional. More info? Email or call (773) 338-3564.

For more info about the movie (including a two-minute trailer), visit

Buzy Beaver Button Release Party

Buzy Beaver Button Co. celebrates the release of So & So Button-o-matic Series 9: GLOW tonight at Country Club Chicago, 1100 N. Damen Ave., from 6pm to 10pm. Free to get in, but bring lots of quarters so you can get cool glow-in-the-dark buttons by Jay Ryan, Johnny R., Julia Rothman, Derek Erdman, Jacob Magraw, Alex Jovanovich, Kevin Hooyman, Quietlife, Sonny, and Little Friends of Printmaking!

Christian Lander @ Book Cellar

Christian Lander, of Stuff White People Like fame, comes to the Book Cellar tonight to read from and discuss his book based on the site. Free at 7pm at 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

Newberry Library Book Fair

It's time again for one of the city's biggest book fairs. With over 100,000 donated books in 60 categories, the Newberry Library Book Fair is sure to offer something for everyone and for a good price, too - most books are priced under $2. Check the website for a list of some of the more random things you'll find at this year's fair. Free admission; 12pm-8pm at 60 W. Walton. Call 312-943-9090 for general information.

Burlesque & Scandal Sale @ Floradora

Florodora launches its semiannual Scandal Sale with a party today from noon to 6pm. Today through Aug. 2, everything in the boutique will be 25 percent off, with an additional "scandal of the day" item at 50 percent off. In addition, tonight only, Lady Annabelle of the Belmont Burlesque Revue in store and window from 4pm on, with special burlesque performances at 5 and 5:30pm.

Orbit Room End of Week Wind Down

It's been a long week. Orbit Room is the spot to get the weekend started at an easy pace. Cheap beers, $3 whiskey, real Chciago music by Machine DJs and cool indoor/outdoor seating. No cover. 10pm-2am. Brought to you by Avant/Chicago. The Orbit Room is at 2959 N California Ave.



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