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Thursday, January 27

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Food: a Cultural Journey Lecture @ Field Museum

As part of the "National Geographic Live! at The Field Museum" series, photographer Penny De Los Santos will be showing the foods of different countries and their cultural and geographical importance. 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive. Lecture begins at 7:30pm. Contact The Field Museum for more information.

Bucktown Education Forum

Those who may be lured to the suburbs by its schools should attend the Bucktown Education Forum to learn about Chicago neighborhood schools. The presentation will include a CPS overview, panel presentation, school fair with principals, and teachers and parents will be on-hand to answer questions. The Forum is sponsored by the Education Committee of the Bucktown Community Organization. 7 to 9 p.m. at the CICS Auditorium, 2235 N Hamilton.

The Little Ones @ Schubas

3159 N. Southport

9:00 PM | 21+ | $5.00

The Little Ones
Other Lives
Hey Champ

Our friend Moses tells us about The Little Ones' journey out of the land of White Noise...The Little Ones finally left the land of White Noise and set sail to bring good cheer to others everywhere. Uncle Lee's Rule of Feet proved to be too infectious and the boys wanted to spread the word to everyone across the land. They crisscrossed many roads to find that there were others who wanted to experience 'The Rule'. The Little Ones gave it all they got. Some were against it; some were for it. In the end, The Little Ones discovered that everyone possessed their own 'Rule of Feet'. They discovered that the 'The Rule' appeared in many flavors, shapes, and sizes. Their 'Rule' became ordinary. They journeyed along the pacific coast and found a stretch of shore draped in black sand. There they set-up camp and walked across its unique seascape. With every step, the grain embraced their toes and the shore welcomed them as it pushed and pulled. The water drew close; sand, water, and feet became one. A touch of mid day sun broke from the sky and they found a rhythm from the morning tide. So delighted, they started assembling new songs that would encapsulate their recent findings.

Yes We Carve BYOP Event

Yes We Carve, a pro-Obama pumpkin carving project is holding a Chicago pumpkin carving event tonight, 10/21 from 7pm-9pm in the Hyde Park neighborhood (location TBA after attendance is gauged UPDATE: Location for tonight's event is 5501 S. Cornell, No. 20). Email Kristin Greer Love (Kristin Greer Love{at}gmail{dot}com) for details and to RSVP. Download stencils or create your own. Just don't forget to bring your pumpkin.

Louise Glück @ Harold Washington Library

Former US Poet Laureate Louise Glück comes to the Harold Washington Library to read from her works in celebration of the 54th annual Poetry Day. Glück has received a Pulitzer Prize for The Wild Iris, the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Triumph of Achilles and Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships. A book signing will follow the reading. Free at 6pm in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State St. Call the Poetry Foundation at 312-799-8014 for more information.

Riesling and Cheese @ Fox & Obel

Learn more about the pairing of Riesling and cheese with Fox & Obel's Mark Wrobel, cheesemonger Jimmy Kuykendall, and David Read of Pure Wine Company tonight at Fox & Obel, 401 E. Illinois. Class is 6-7pm; admission is $20.

Chicago International Film Festival

The Chicago International Film Festival runs until October 29 at several theaters across the city. Box office is at the AMC River East 21 at Illinois & Fairbanks and the AMC at 600 North Michigan; you can also buy tickets online.

MURS @ Abbey Pub

Los Angeles, California's most sincere underground emcee demands hip hop be fun and breaks the West Coast mold. MURS raps alongside Chicago's Kidz In The Hall, Aristacats, Astonish and Seel Fresh. Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace St. at Elston. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 if you just show up. 18+



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