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Friday, November 17

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Stephen Mitchell @ Borders

Acclaimed translator and poet Stephen Mitchell will be appearing at the Michigan Avenue Borders on Monday at 7:00 pm, promoting the release of Gilgamesh: A New English Version, which is fantastic, as usual. More details are available here.

Rhino Theater Fest Panel Discussion

"Buzz Words: What They Are, How to Use Them, and Why Not To." A panel discussion as part of the Rhinoceros Theater Festival. "Every year, Rhino presents a great conversation, usually for a small gathering of people, who walk away saying, “we should do this more often.” But we don’t, so we appreciate these occasions all the more. This year, the gang will discuss the golden words that seem to magically coalesce out of the ether every few years: collaboration, community, and partnership. These words become like a magnet for money--or so we would like to think--yet, their overuse deadens their meaning and helps to undermine the originality and uniqueness of arts organizations. How can we communicate with funders and the press and the public without resorting to pandering? A distinguished panel helps to shape the conversation." 7pm, Curious Theatre Branch, 7001 N Glenwood. $12 or pay what you can. Call 773-274-6660 for reservations.

Lazy FM @ Danny's

With the help of Material mastermind Erick Urenn, local DJs and film buffs Josh Werner, Hiroki, and Rob Hamilton convene at Danny's once again for this unique, semi-legendary monthly. Providing the personally constructed soundtrack to a host of hilarious 80s movies and established cult flicks, the boys cover a wide range of material while a varied crowd lounges at this relaxed, Bucktown pub. Always without a cover, this is a great night to check out if you're in the area. Danny's Tavern is located at 1951 W. Dickens, near Damen.

 

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