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Friday, October 24

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SAIC Fashion Show 2009

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its annual Fashion Show tonight. Over 200 innovative garments will be showcased during this multimedia celebration of creative clothing and contemporary art, which will also feature specially commissioned works by students and faculty from the School's Performance department. Tickets $75 through the Art Institute ticket office, on sale March 23. 36 S. Wabash Ave., 7pm. For more information, call (312)-899-5168 or go here.

Anarchist Film Festival

The Chicago Anarchist Film Festival runs Friday through Sunday at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Tonight the screenings run from 7pm to 10pm, showing Tottenham Outrage, On Media Reality, Prisão, Shutdown: The Rise & Fall of Direct Action to Stop the War and On the Verge: The Smash EDO Campaign. A donation of $5-10 per festival day is requested, but come on, they're anarchists -- you won't be turned away if you don't have any cash.

Fahrenheit 451 Discussion @ Book Cellar

Joining with Columbia College in celebration of Ray Bradbury's seminal novel, the Book Cellar hosts a discussion of Fahrenheit 451 tonight. All are invited to talk and learn about this important work examining book burning, censorship and the threat to critical thought. Free at 7pm at 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

Laila Korn Trunk Show @ Florodora

Loop boutique Florodora (330 S. Dearborn Street) continues its Spring Trunk Show Event today, Friday April 24th, with Chicago jewelry designer Laila Korn. Stop by between noon and 6 pm to shop the event. Call 312-212-8860 or visit their website for more details.

reCreate 2009 @ Packer-Schopf Gallery

Sponsored by the Resource Center Chicago, this event lets you make your own creative statement using found objects. Led by artist Danny Mansmith, guests will be invited to participate in creating their own artwork to take home, using 100% recycled materials. Buy your $35 ticket online, then come on over to the Packer-Schopf Gallery, 942 W. Lake Street, from 5:30 to 8:30pm tonight. The event benefits the Resource Center's Recycling, City Farm, Food Recovery and Creative Reuse programs.

Schadenfreude Rent Party

Schadenfreude continues its Rent Party series tonight at 9pm at Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley. Eric Zorn will be there as a contestant on the Judy Baar Topinka Dating Game, and Ken Barnard, Lola Balatro and Seith Weitberg also perform. $10 at the door. 21+

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes @ UIC

Byron Hurt, one of the nation's most widely-known male anti-sexism activists, will be screening his award winning documentary "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes" tonight at 7pm in the James Stukel Towers Events Center (1235 S. Halsted St). Hurt will show his film "Beyond Beats and Rhymes" and lead a discussion about masculinity, violence and homophobia in hip hop. A panel discussion featuring members of the artistic team AquaMoon will follow. The event is free and open to the public.



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