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Sunday, September 25

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Gumbo Fiction Salon with Libby Fischer Hellman

Tonight, the Gumbo Fiction Salon, a multi-genre story stew (hence the name), welcomes Chicago crime fiction and thriller author Libby Fischer Hellman. There is an open mic sign up for ten minute spots.

This series meets on the third Thursday of every month, 7pm, at the Galway Arms Irish Pub (2442 N. Clark). $4 entrance fee, $2 for students.

Sound Opinions Movie Night @ Music Box

Sound Opinions and the Music Box Theatre present the latest in their series of Movie Night screenings of rock-related films. Tonight's film is the 2002 Michael Winterbottom film 24 Hour Party People, the dramatization of the Manchester music scene starring Steve Coogan. The film is screening tonight at 7:30pm, and the event is hosted by Sound Opinions co-hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. Tickets are available in advance; see the tickets page for full details. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

Jaymay @ Schubas

New York singer-songwriter Jaymay will be at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., tonight at 9pm. Her somber tune, Sea Green, See Blue, made its way to the background of an episode of the CBS sitcom, How I Met Your Mother and is likely to be a favorite for the night. Tickets are $10. 18+

Lori B. Andrews @ The Book Stall

Tonight author Lori B. Andrews presents I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court. Kirkus Reviews says "Unnerving narrative about the misuse of personal online information - without our knowledge - to track, judge and harm us in innumerable aspects of our lives. ...Authoritative, important reading for policymakers and an unnerving reminder that anything you post can and will be used against you." The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm Street, Winnetka, at 7pm.

The +1's @ iO

With a dynamic blend of performers, the +1s is a variety show that knows how to party!
10:30 on Thursday nights in January in the Del Close theater at iO.
3541 N. Clark St. Get tickets at the door or order online or over the phone ahead of time. http://chicago.ioimprov.com/

Windy City Queer @ Gerber/Hart Library

Tonight, Gerber/Hart Library in Edgewater presents readings from the anthology Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches From the Third Coast. Editor Kathie Bergquist will be joined by contributors Karen Lee Osborne, Aldo Alvarez, Gerard Wozek, Deb Lewis and Emma Vosikey. Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville, Ave., at 7pm.

Mies van der Rohe Discussion @ CAF

The Chicago Architecture Foundation hosts a lecture by architects Iveta CernĂ¡ and Ivo Hammer about the restoration of Mies van der Rohe's Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic, tonight at 6pm in the CAF Lecture Hall Gallery, 224 S. Michigan Ave. Registration is required; admission is free for members, $10 for non-members.

The Trip @ 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 Roger Corman's The Trip, starring Peter Fonda, at 9pm. Tickets are $5.

 

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