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Sunday, November 19

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Japan Girls Nite US Tour @ Bottom Lounge

Benten/Sister Records, the excellent Japanese record label that features all female bands, presents the Chicago stop of the Japan Girls Nite US Tour 2005. Featured in the lineup: hard rockers Fantasy's Core; garage rockers Titan Go Kings; rocking enigma Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re; Japanese punks Puppypet; and the amazing ukulele duo, Petty Booka. The show is at the Bottom Lounge tonight at 9:00. Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 at the door. Doors open at 8:00, show starts at 9:00. Be there or be non-entertained. Bottom Lounge: 3206 N. Wilton (near Belmont). (773) 975-0505.

Fela Kuti doc @ Film Center

The Siskel Film Center presents Music Is The Weapon, a 1982 documentary of Nigerian musician and politician Fela Kuti. Filled with live performances of Afro-beat (a term Fela coined) and footage of Fela's bid for presidency, this documentary should captivate music fans and followers of politics alike. Music Is The Weapon will be shown tonight at 7:15 PM, and will also be shown on Wednesday, March 23rd, at 8:30 PM. 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.

DeMille's King of Kings @ Music Box

The Music Box Theatre presents a Palm Sunday screening of Cecil B. DeMille's classic 1927 film The King of Kings, with live organ accompaniment by Mark Noller. The film will be shown at 4:30 PM. Tickets are avilable in advance by calling the Music Box at (773) 871-6607. Large groups can get a discount by calling (815) 468-0435.

Chicago anti-war doc @ Healing Earth Resources

This afternoon at 4:00, there will be a screening of the documentary Where We Stood: Chicago's Resistance to the US War on Iraq at Healing Earth Resources (3111 N. Ashland). This film discusses the events of March 20, 2003, when more than 500 people were arrested in a Chicago anti-war rally. The screening is sponsored by Peace Pledge Chicago, and reservations are strongly recommended. Call (312) 494-5480 for details.

Lessons of Iraq @ Chicago Temple

This afternoon at 3:00 PM, the local group United for Peace: Faithful Citizenship presents a program of speakers on the subject of the Iraq war. Among those scheduled to speak: Lila Lipscomb (featured in the documentary Fahrenheit 9/11; Rabbi Bruce Elder, congregation Hakafa; Abdul Malik Mujahid, president of the Council of Islamic Organizations in Greater Chicago; Deyar Gamil, Iraqi citizen; and Debbie Lucey, sister of Jeffrey, a Marine who committed suicide shortly after returing from Iraq. There will also be a short procession to an outdoor flag lowering and silent vigil. The event is free and open to the public. Chicago Temple: 77 W. Washington.

Lush Spring Equinox Party

Come down to crazy good body care store LUSH Chicago for a wonderful spring party. They'll all be dressed as fairies and goddesses....and don't mind if you come dressed up as well. Plus enjoy hand massages, skincare consultations, lots of demos and refreshments; plus we'll be giving away a Karma gift set. The pampering gets going from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Please RSVP to LUSH Chicago, 859 W. Armitage, 773.281.5874 (do it by the 18th and get a free goodie bag).

24th Annual Women in the Director's Chair Festival

The Women in the Director's Chair Annual Festival is the longest-running women's film and video festival in the United States. This year the five-day festival kicks off with "An Evening with Miranda July" at the Claudia Cassidy Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center. The free program begins at 7pm on March 16. For complete schedule information for the rest of the festival, visit the official Women in the Director's Chair website.

 

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