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Thursday, January 24

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Bradbury bio reading @ Sonotheque

Journalist Sam Weller reads from his new book The Bradbury Chronicles, the first authorized biography of Ray Bradbury, tonight at 8:00 PM at Sonotheque (1444 W. Chicago). DJ Sean Hernandez will provide the soundtrack, and Barbara's Bookstore will be selling the book. Doors open at 7:00, and the event is free.

Patriots preview show @ Neo-Futurarium

The Neo-Futurists present a preview of their latest prime-time show, Patriots. The show's site says that Patriots "explores the concept of Patriotism by looking at the lives of two very different figures in American history: Walt Whitman and Strom Thurmond." Previews are tonight and tomorrow night at 8:00 PM, and the show opens for real on Saturday April 9th. See the Neo-Futurist Website for ticket information and purchasing by Paypal. Neo-Futurarium: 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster). (773) 275-5255.

Winter Solstice Gen Art Screening

Gen Art presents an advance screening of Winter Solstice, starring Anthony LaPaglia, Allison Janney and Ron Livingston. The 7pm show will be at Loews 600 N. Michigan. Tickets are complimentary for members, $15 for non-members and can be obtained online or by calling 312-299-1701. The screening will be followed by an after party, 9pm-11pm, at The Motel Bar, 600 W. Chicago Ave.

Spring Formal art show

Spring Formal is a group show for artists Kayde Anobile, Lisa Caplan, Daylene Christensen, Christa Holka, Lia Koo, Morrison Lyman, Alex Mcquilkin, Liz Nielsen, Danielle Paz and Tsurechka at Highschool Space, 1542 N. Milwaukee, tonight from 8pm to midnight. To further your pleasure, Bellafea, Blueberry and DJ QBOT perform. $5 donation gets you in the door. More info here.

Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter @ Schubas

Alt-Country rockers Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter play tonight at Schubas. From Schubas: "In 1998 Singer/songwriter Jesse Sykes met guitarist Phil Wandscher (original guitarist of Whiskeytown) at Hattie's Hat bar in Seattle. Soon after they began their musical journey performing as a duo, until they got the attention of violinist Anne Marie Ruljancich. Ruljancich was most known for her session work with various bands the latest being her work on the Shins' "Chutes Too Narrow". Shortly after upright bass player Bill Herzog and drummer Kevin Warner joined the group, creating the haunting Americana and beyond sounds of Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter." Bloodthirsty Lovers open. (How cool sounding is that?) Doors at 9pm, $10 (cheap!).

Andrew Winston Reading @ Uptown Borders

Andrew Winston, author of Looped, reads from the book at the Uptown Borders, 4718 N. Broadway, tonight at 7:30pm. Free; call 773/334-7338 for more info.



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