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Thursday, March 4

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Life on the Ice Caps @ The Green Lantern Gallery & Press

This past winter John Huston, of Ely, MN and Chicago, IL led a 57-day, 720-mile cross-country ski expedition from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. Tonight, they will discuss the mental side of polar exploration and give insight intowhat is actually going through the heads of polar explorers while they are on the ice. 7pm, 1511 N Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor. Free. For more info, go to the gallery's website.

36th Anniversary of Roe v Wade @ Hoover-Leppen Theater

Roe vs. The Real World: An evening of spoken word and conversation about women's unequal access to reproductive health care services. Sponsored by the Chicago Foundation for Women. Wednesday, January 21, 2009 @ Center on Halsted, Hoover-Leppen Theater, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60613 from 6:30 - 8:30pm.

No RSVP necessary. Suggested donation of $5 at the door

Craft Beer Sampling @ Bottom Lounge

Two well-known breweries, Dogfish Head (DE) and Three Floyds (IN), are collaborating on a new beer called Popskull. Sample the beer and give your $.02 to brewery folk at The Bottom Lounge tonight for just $10 (includes a pint of Popskull). The Bottom Lounge is located at 1375 W. Lake St. and the event is open to the public after 9pm.

The Murder of Fred Hampton @ Cultural Center

As part of a month-long retrospective of the life and work of late Chicago filmmaker Howard Alk, the Chicago Film Archives presents this free documentary screening . 7 PM in the Claudia Cassidy Theater.77 E Randolph. For more information, visit the website or call 312-744-6630.

4th Annual Table of Twelve Benefit

Hit the big top in the John Hancock Building's Signature Room, 875 N. Michigan, for their circus-themed Table of Twelve Benefit tonight from 7-10pm. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Signature Room's twelve Charity of the Month recipients. Designate which charity you'd like your proceeds to go toward when you buy tickets online for $75 a person. Internet sales are available through January 15. After that they'll be available at the door for $80.

Writers on the Record: Barry Unsworth

This month, Victoria Lautman interviews Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth for her Writers on the Record series. Unsworth's new book is Land of Marvels, a fictional historical account occurring during the decline of the Ottoman Empire and following a British archeologist who tries to preserve the treasures he's found. Admission to the 6pm recording is free at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St. Call 312-747-4050 for more information.

Milking the Rhino @ The Block Museum of Art

The Reeltime Independent Film and Video Forum presents Milking the Rhino tonight at 7:30pm at the Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Dr., in Evanston. The documentary film examines the effects of "white man conservation" on two of earth's oldest cattle cultures, the Maasai of Kenya and the Himba in Namibia, who are now vying for a piece of the wildlife tourism pie. Admission is free.

Local Author Night @ Book Cellar

This month's installment of the Book Cellar's great showcase of local authors includes James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish), Laura Benedict (Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts), Bryan W. Alaspa (Rig), Joe Kilgore (The Blunder) and Travis Thrasher (Isolation). Free at 7pm at 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

 

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