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Monday, November 20

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Short Film Brigade @ Hideout

The Chicago Short Film Brigade's 2010 season kicks off with a pair of premiers tonight at 8:30pm and Sunday at 6pm at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia. See international short films while snacking on popcorn and mini-pies from SugarKist. A full list of featured films is available on the Film Brigade website. Tickets are $8 in advance or at the door. 21+

Cigar Tweetup @ Tesa Cigar

Daniel Honigman and the #cigarchat crew host a Chicago Cigar Tweetup tonight at Tesa Cigar, 464 N. Halsted St., from 6 to 10pm. Tesa Cigars will be running a buy three get one free deal on its own cigars, and complementary Wild Scotsman scotch samples will be served. Free. 21+

Sasha Su-Ling Welland @ SAIC

Sasha Su-Ling Welland is an assistant professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies at the University of Washington. A part of The School of the Art institute of Chicago's Department of Visual and Critical Studies, Welland will cover an ethnographic account of Chinese artist, Li Tianpian. Tiapian, trained in socialist realism explores themes of female representation in her work.

Begins at 4:30pm at 112 S. Michigan Ave., Room 707

Vaudezilla's 'All Lathered Up' Bartop Burlesque @ Blue Bayou

Chicago's favorite burlesque troupe Vaudezilla is doing their spring cleaning with their newest bar top burlesque show 'All Lathered Up' tonight at the Blue Bayou (3734 N Southport Avenue). Grab your brooms and feather dusters (but leave the polishing to the girls) and belly up to the bar at 10pm sharp. The show is free, hosted by the always unpredictable Wham Bam Pam, and features Red Hot Annie, Bonny Babs, The Flaming Dames, and other fearless broads. Visit Vaudezilla's website for a full list of dancers as well as other upcoming events.

 

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