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Friday, December 9

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David Scheffer @ University of Chicago Law School

Tonight, Northwestern University law professor David Scheffer discusses his new book All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals at the University of Chicago Law School. Scheffer spearheaded the war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in 1993. University of Chicago Law School, 1111 E. 60th St., at 6pm.

Sara Paretsky @ Women and Children First

Tonight, local mystery author Sara Paretsky will be appearing at Women and Children First. Her new novel, Breakdown, is the 15th novel following V. I. Warshawski, female private investigator. The Chicago Sun-Times says "Warshawski presents an irresistible combination - a cranky, vulnerable woman with
a messy life, but a superhuman willingness to put herself in harm's way for the sake of
justice." The event marks the 30th anniversary of the series. "Champagne, of course, and other refreshments will be served." Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark, 7:30pm.

Tomorrow Never Knows 2012: Canon Blue @ Schubas

Canon Blue's latest album Rumspringa was recorded with Efterklang and Amiina, but has its roots in Nashville, even if it doesn't sound like much else coming out of the Music City these days with its orchestral indie-poppiness. Canon Blue opens for Plants & Animals at Schubas as part of the Tomorrow Never Knows festival. Herman Dune and Cloudbirds also play. The show's $15, 18+ and starts at 8PM. Schubas is at the corner of Southport & Belmont. [See the full TNK 2012 lineup.]

Tomorrow Never Knows 2012: Active Child @ Lincoln Hall

Tomorrow Never Knows, a five-day music festival happening at various Chicago venues, starts tonight with performances by based chamber pop trio Active Child and a sun warped ambient techno set by Tycho at Lincoln Hall. The show starts at 8pm, tickets are $15, and it's an 18+ show. For online ticket purchasing, please see the Lincoln Hall website. [See the full TNK 2012 lineup.] (The show was previously sold out and the morning of the show Lincoln Hall released additional tickets.)

The Price of Sex @ Harold Washington Library

The Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., presents Mimi Chakarova's The Price of Sex, tonight at 6pm. This intimate, feature-length documentary explores the world of sex trafficking and abuse among young women in Europe. Panel discussion with Chakarova follows; free and open to the public, with first come, first served seating. For more information, call (312) 747-4300.

Sketchfest

The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, aka Sketchfest, runs from Jan. 5 to Jan. 15 this year at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. At least a dozen shows run every night; see the schedule for tonight's performances. Tickets are $12-13 each, available online or through the box office at 773-327-5252.

The Horror of Party Beach @ Doc Films

Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall at The University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., pairs with WHPK to present a series titled "Roxploitation." Tonight's screening is The Horror of Party Beach at 9:15pm. Tickets are $5.

 

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