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Saturday, August 27
Author Charlotte Pierce-Baker discusses her book This Fragile Life: A Mother's Story of a Bipolar Son tonight at 5pm at Northwestern's University Hall, 1897 Sheridan Rd. Free.
Award-winning French architect Odile Decq presents a lecture titled "Horizons" at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago tonight at 6pm in the Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr. Free.
Tunes for Tanzania, a benefit concert for Young Ambassadors for Opportunity - Chicago, is tonight at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave. Cole DeGenova, Great Life and Out For Hours perform. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Sound Opinions presents the latest of their regular series of music film screenings at the Music Box Theatre. Tonight's film is not only a music classic, but a Chicago classic as well: the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. The screening is tonight only at 7:30pm. Tickets are $9 in advance, and $10 at the door; see the Music Box Website for full details and to purchase tickets. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.
Martyrs and The Moth present the monthly StorySLAM tonight at 8pm. Ten storytellers are chosen from the attendees to tell their story. The winners go to the Grandslam Championships! Tickets are $8 at the door, and you definitely want to be there way before showtime. Martyrs: 3855 North Lincoln Avenue. (773) 404-9494.