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Saturday, September 18

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Yeasayer w/Chairlift@The Bottom Lounge

With melodies self-described as "Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel", Yeasayer's (pronounced "yay-sayer") music takes place in some apocalyptic future, blending layers of floating synth and walls of echo to create a unique sort of indie world rock often accompanied by a tangible sense of unease. 18+. 9pm. 1375 W. Lake St. Tickets $15.

Dance for the Camera @ Chicago Cultural Center

In "Dance for the Camera" 2008 (scroll down once you get to that link), Hedwig Dances and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, in association with the Dance Films Association, present "innovative examples of dance films created by artists in the Midwest and around the world." This year's theme is "Landscapes and Interiors," focusing on the interaction between human activity and physical setting.

FREE. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington (Claudia Cassidy Theatre).
Program 1, October 28: Networking reception @ 6pm. (for dancers, filmmakers, students, and guests). Screening @ 7pm.
Program 2, October 30: Screening @ 6 p.m. Panel discussion @ 7 p.m.

John Hodgman & David Rees @ Second City

Second City's ETC Theatre presents an evening with authors John Hodgman (spawner of the incredibly brand-new More Information Than You Require) and David Rees (author of the Get Your War On comic series). Coincidentally, these two authors will have plenty of copies of their recently-published books for sale. Amazingly, this event is completely free. So you'll definitely want to arrive waaaaay ahead of the scheduled start time of 7 PM to make sure you get a place to sit. ETC Theatre: 1608 N. Wells.

Free Tacos Courtesy of Jason Bartlett

Tampa Bay shortstop Jason Bartlett stole a base in the first game of the World Series between the Rays and Philadelphia Phillies, entitling every man, woman, and child in the country to a free Taco Bell hardshell beef taco. Stop by any Taco Bell location today from 2-6pm to claim your crunchy, meaty reward.

"Our Singular Moment" Lecture and Discussion

Greenheart, an environmental organization, presents the lecture and discussion "Our Singular Moment," which is designed to help society cause change in the world. It will be held at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, 777 N. Green St. The evening starts at 6 PM with a complimentary cocktail reception, followed by the discussion at 7 PM. Free.

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.

The Science of Spooky @ Cubby Bear

Just what it sounds like this panel, consisting of three scientists from NU, Fermi Lab and UChicago (with specialties ranging from physics to neuroscience) will breakdown the science of scary phenomena. More info at IllinoisScience.org. 6:30pm. Cubby Bear; 1059 W. Addison. Free.

 

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