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Sunday, February 25

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Ethics of Scientific Progress Panel @ Columbia College Chicago

Chicago Public Radio’s Aaron Freeman hosts a panel on scientific ethics, as part of the Illinois Humanities Council’s series of events commemorating the centennial of Albert Einstein’s “Miracle Year” (when he published his theory of special relativity). This free event takes place at 6 PM at the Film Row Cinema, 1104 S Wabash Ave, 8th floor. You can reserve a ticket by visiting the Illinois Humanities Council’s website.

Sleater Kinney @ Metro

You're going, right? Okay. See you there. Opening act: the Ponys. Show starts at 9:00, doors open at 8:00, and tickets are $16.50 (available through Ticketmaster, ugh, or at the Metro box office). Metro: 3730 N. Clark. (773) 549-0203.

Flavor for Fashion

If you believe your Vogue magazine is just as nutritious as your dinner, you might want to drop by the Cultural Center tonight for "Flavor for Fashion," a collaboration between hot Chicago chefs and fashion designers. There will be edible fashion and food-and-fashion inspired performances on the runway for a blend of the edible and the wearable. The event is free and open to the public, starting at 7pm. Call 312-744-9350 to make your required reservations. The Cultural Center is located at 78 E. Washington.

Guild Complex Iron Poet Competition

Inspired by the "Iron Chef," Guild Complex is offering their own Iron Poet competition, pitting teams of local poets against each other in "a head-to-head creative combat." Better bring the hard-backed thesauri, people! The event is 21+ and takes place from 7-10pm at Around the Coyote Gallery, 1935 1/2 W. North Ave. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, and they include a buffet dinner from an assortment of local restaurants. Call 773-227-6117 for more information.

Origami Artist Lecture @ Fermilab

It always surprises me (pleasantly) when I see some of the great art exhibits they have out at the Fermilab in Batavia. Tonight features an artist lecture by Chris Palmer and Lane Allen whose Origami art exhibits (along with that of Robert Lang) are being displayed until November 4th. Lectures and receptions by Palmer and Lane begin at 4pm today, and run until 8pm (Lang's reception is on Oct. 7th). Hours and directions to Fermilab are online.



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