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Tuesday, September 22

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Evanston Writer's Workshop Conference @ Orrington Hotel

This weekend is the third annual Evanston Writer's Workshop Conference. Billed as the Midwest's only multi-genre writer's conference, it features workshops on topics such a memoir writing, publishing tips, writing a synopsis and finding the time to write. Featured speakers cover a range of genres including nonfiction, romance, thriller, science fiction/fantasy, horror and graphic novels. Orrington Hilton, 1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, August 24 through 26. Click here for registration information and pricing.

Morrissey and the Smiths DJ Tony

Delilah's is always an experience no matter the night of the week or reason you're there. Tonight, catch a DJ set of Morrissey/Smiths tunes and enjoy $3 Labatt and $3 Makers Mark. Take a friend who's never been and make it a Friday to remember. The bar is open 4pm-2am; 2771 N. Lincoln Ave.

The Silent Film Society of Chicago Presents: Our Dancing Daughters

The 2012 Silent Summer Film Festival wraps up tonight with a screening of the 1928 film Our Dancing Daughters, starring Joan Crawford, directed by Henry Beaumont. Live photoplay accompaniment by Jay Warren on the organ, and pre-show music at 7:30pm with the Rajiv Halim Sextet and jazz vocalist Linda Collins. Film starts at 8pm. Tickets are $7.50 in advance, $12 at the door. The Portage Theater is located at 4050 N. Milwaukee Avenue. For more info call 773-205-SFSC or visit The Silent Film Society of Chicago.

Gotye @ Charter One Pavilion

Gotye performs at the Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island tonight at 7:30pm. Missy Higgins and Jonti open. Tickets are $39.50 (plus fees). Charter One Pavilion is located at 1300 S. Lynn White Dr. The concert will go on, rain or shine. Read our interview with Gotye in Transmission.

Sam Moore @ City Winery

Sam Moore's career may have peaked with Sam & Dave in the 1960s, but the soul/gospel singer has also had a fine solo career. Stone-cold hits like "Hold On, I'm Comin'" and "Soul Man", as well as dozens of others during his days on the Stax label, cemented his legendary status in soul and R&B. Sam Moore plays at City Winery with East of Edens Soul Express DJs. The show's at 8PM. Tickets are $85 for VIP, $55 for Premier and $45 for Reserved. City Winery's at Randolph & Racine.

Soul Rebels @ Martyrs'

New Orleans' Soul Rebels and the Honey Island Brass Band perform tonight at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $15 online or at the door. Doors open at 9:30pm. 21+

 

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