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Friday, November 24

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Working Girl

The role of women in the working world has always been a heated point of contention. In A New Role: Images of Women in the Working World at the Turn of the Century, the Art Institute will discuss the debate's place in the art world through the depiction of women at labor in 19th and 20th century and how the artist's gender may have affected the presented view. The talk begins at 1:00pm and admission is free. Call 312-443-3600 for general information.

Wes Anderson double bill @ Smart Bar

Smart Bar, that bar underneath the Metro, is launching a weekly film series tonight with a double shot of Wes Anderson: Rushmore at 8:15 PM, and The Royal Tenenbaums at 10:15 PM. Admission is free. Can't beat that! Smart Bar: 3730 N. Clark. (773) 549-4140.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal reading @ Quimby's

Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal reads from her book Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life tonight at Quimby's. Admission to the reading is free. Quimby's: 1854 W. North. (773) 342-0910.

Wings of Desire @ Film Center

Wings of Desire, the amazing 1987 Wim Wenders film about angels in modern-day Germany, screens tonight at 6:00 PM at the Siskel Film Center, as part of a continuing four-month-long program of German cinema. The film stars Bruno Ganz as an angel who quietly observes humans and their activities, and becomes concerned with two in particular: a beautiful trapeze artist in a travelling circus; and the actor Peter Falk (playing himself). See Roger Ebert's essay on the movie for more details about the plot. (Although, if you haven't seen the movie before, you might want to go without any advance information about the story.) Tonight's screening will include a lecture by Scott Curtis of Northwestern University. Tickets are $9 for the general public, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

INFLUENCE. @ Sonotheque

Running for nearly a year, this unique Chicago monthly is dedicated to providing local DJs, producers, and artists an outlet for their alternative musical interests. Disallowing traditional blending and mixing, INFLUENCE. encourages its guests to span multiple artists and genres, and demonstrate the variety of styles that have inspired them artistically. Tonight features performances from some of the city's most dedicated and knowledgeable promoters, such as Erick Urenn (of Material fame) and Rob Hamilton (of Lazy FM). Zachary Lubin and Ken Meier (of Subsystence) open. Doors are at 9 PM and there is no cover. At Sonotheque, 1444 W Chicago Ave.

GB staff member KM will be in attendance.

Help! A Tsunami Relief Benefit @ Schubas

Help! - A Tsunami Relief Benefit gets started tonight at 6 p.m at Schubas with performances by The Beer Nuts, Butterfly Child, Caviar, Chris Connelly, Giant Step, Kelly Hogan, JT & The Clouds, Katerina, Scott Lucas, Million Yen, Nikki Novickis, Nora O'Connor, Carlos Ortega, Mary Dee Reynolds, Star People, The Waco Brothers and more, plus DJs Upstairs and a Silent Auction featuring DJ Matt Fields, DJ Dave Galicko, DJ Dave Rucins, DJ Kosher Best, DJ MR, DJ Poseur & DJ Sean Joyce plus a night-long raffle. All proceeds benefit The American Red Cross. Special Thanks to the following companies for providing auction and raffle items: Coobah, Delilahs, Double Door, Engine Studios, Goose Island, Guitar Works, Hi-Fi Records, Jam Productions, Katarinas, Mars Gallery, The Onion, Pilsner Urquell, Raw Bar, Reckless Records, Santulos, Schubas' Harmony Grill, Trevia, & Village Cutting Room. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $20.00 ($25.00 door) (The $1.50 ticket service charge will also go towards your Red Cross contribution.)

 

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