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Friday, August 18

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Do Animals Have Rights?

Professor Mylan Engel, Jr. speaks tonight on the right of animals to live and not be harmed and whether that is comparable to the same rights accorded to humans. Professor Engel, who is a specialist in epistemology, animal ethics, environmental ethics and the philosophy of religion, will take the audience on a tour of this debate and will discuss what moral obligations humans possess therein. Loyola University will host the talk at their Water Tower Campus, Rubloff Auditorium, 25 E. Pearson, from 7pm-8:15pm. A Q&A will last until 9pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 708-531-8910 for more info.

Northwestern Library Sale

Northwestern University is hosting a library book sale in the third floor Ver Steeg Faculty Lounge of the Main Library, 1970 Campus Drive. Hardcovers will go for $3, paperbacks for $2 and mass-markets for $.50. There will also be CDs, VHS tapes and records in addition to the thousand volumes of NU Press overstock. Today's hours are from 10am-7pm and the sale is open to the general public. Call 847-491-2932 for more information.

First Meeting of the Gapers Block Book Club

The first meeting of the Gapers Block Book Club takes place tonight at The Book Cellar at 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. This month we will be discussing Joe Meno's Hairstyles of the Damned. The meeting begins at 7:30pm. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Alice Maggio at librarian[at]gapersblock.com. And, please join the book club email list for updates and important alerts about future meetings.

Striptease Open Mic

Beat your Mondays with fancy ladies half-naked and awesome music. Join Michelle L'Amour and her striptease partners in crime at the Funky Buddha Lounge for Striptease Open Mic. That's right! You can get on stage and shake your own ass. The winner gets a spot on a burlesque bill at Subterranean next month. Striptease Open Mic will begin at 10 p.m. and is located at 728 W. Grand in Chicago. The cover is just $5, and includes a vodka cocktail.

 

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