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Thursday, April 27
UIC, Student Center West Building, Chicago Rooms A-B
828 South Wolcott Avenue
Free and open to the public. For more info, call (312) 996-4542.
A few short weeks after both major parties officially kick off the presidential race for the White House, Amy Goodman - award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and host of the acclaimed radio show Democracy Now! - will offer her thoughts on what the election means for women, people of color, and poor people in this country and internationally.
This program is presented by the UIC Department of Gender and Women's Studies, in partnership with The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.
426 Brand, Chicago's own rockabilly fashion house, unveils its new fall line the Black Collar Ball tonight at the Old Oak Tap, 2109 W. Chicago Ave. DJ Caesare spins, Russ Meyer's cinematic magic on the walls, and the Revelettes go-go-going on the dance floor. The USO will be accepting donations at the door, Kilo Kai specials all night. Doors open at 8pm. 21 and over.
The last remaining Underground King continues his tour in support of his first solo album after the passing of his partner Pimp C. Tickets here.
2011 W. North Ave
DOORS @ 9:00 PM | SHOW @ 9:30 PM | 17 & OVER
Five days of exciting music just down Western Avenue, and all I have to pay is $15 for 4 bands each night? Or $60 for a 5-day pass? You don't say!
Head on down to the Empty Bottle tonight to catch the always awesome Adventures in Modern Music Festival. Tonight's lineup includes: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Evangelista, Colourmusic, and Agathe Max. And yeah, it's only $15. Catch our preview in Transmission.
The Fast Forward cooking class, which will highlight quick recipes made from seasonal ingredients, will be held tonight from 6-8:30pm at Gallery 37, 66 E. Randolph Street as part of the World Kitchen series. Admission is $30 and pre-registration is required.
Roosevelt University's Gage Gallery at 18 S. Michigan Ave. will host an opening ceremony and lecture tonight to kick off "War is Only Half the Story: The Aftermath Project," a first-run exhibit featuring the work of award-winning photogs who capture untold stories about the aftermath of war. The show is sponsored by The Aftermath Project and features work by artists Kathryn Cook, Andrew Stanbridge, Asim Rafiqui and Paula Luttringer. Tonight's reception is from 5 to 8pm, and the exhibit runs through Jan. 9, 2009; the gallery is free and open to the public, open 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.