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Monday, December 9

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Wishgift @ The Whistler

Chicago prog-punk trio Wishgift celebrate the release of their limited edition 7" "Pretty Jenny/Cream Acres" tonight at The Whistler. Their unique brand of brash in-your-face basement rock should suit itself well to the intimate confines of the Logan Sq. hotspot. Also, the best local sludge-grunge duo to hit town in years, GEFFIKA, opens up the eve. Come early, stay late, then go home and wash the blood from your ears. Awesome.

The Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave. 9pm.

Gary Numan @ Metro

The Pleasure Principle was arguably the first rock album to not be guitar-driven. Gary Numan's 1979 classic is a forerunner to the synthpop that owned the 1980s. And now 30+ years later he'll play The Pleasure Principle in its entirety (along with other hits from his career) over a US tour. The show is for those 18 & over. Tickets are $26 and it starts at 8PM. For more information, visit Metro online.

The Moth Storyslam @ Martyrs

Martyrs and The Moth present the latest in their series of Storyslam events tonight at 8pm. Ten randomly chosen people will compete to be the evening's winner and move on to the Grandslam Championships. The event starts tonight at 8pm. Tickets are $8 at the door. Martyrs: 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. (773) 404-9494.

Paranormal Preservation @ Excalibur with Preservation Chicago

Join Preservation Chicago at Excalibur, 632 N. Dearborn St., from 6-8pm for a Halloween celebration. Sean Parnell, author of Historic Bars of Chicago, will give a brief talk about the haunted history of the Dome Room and will sign books. The $30 ticket includes two drinks, an appetizer buffet and a one year membership for new members.

Eileen Myles & Amira Hanafi @ The Green Lantern

Pilot Light: The Green Lantern Press and Dear Navigator Conversation Series presents Eileen Myles! Amira Hanafi! Tonight!

Eileen Myles is for real and she tried to run for president once and when she writes, she engages you with humor and humility and fun tangents that wind you up to who knows where, anywhere, and now she has a new book out called Inferno , a poet's novel, out from OR Books, which is exciting.

Amira Hanafi experiments with multiple research methods to gather material for her art and writing projects, and her current project is a collection of photos and stories reflecting upon a few "walks" in Cairo, Egypt. She teaches at the School of Art Institute at Chicago.

Come by The Green Lantern Gallery, 2542 Chicago Avenue, at 7:30pm.

Coffee 101 @ Whole Foods Market

Curious about the differences in taste between coffees from Central America, Africa and the Pacific Rim? Not sure whether a French press really makes a difference? Don't know whether you prefer light, medium, or dark roast, or which brew has the most caffeine? Check out Coffee 101 at Whole Foods Market in downtown Evanston, where a coffee buyer will lead you through the basics. From beans to brewing, you'll figure out how to come up with the cuppa joe you prefer.

Whole Foods Market Evanston North is located at 1640 Chicago Ave. Reserve a space in the free class by calling (847) 733-1600.

BOO-ze! Haunted History Tour--SOLD OUT!

Join the Chicago History Museum for a trolley tour of haunted pubs in the city Scary drunks are the best! Admission $25-30.

 

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