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Wednesday, April 26
This fallís One Book, One Chicago pick is Pride and Prejudice, and this evening at 6 PM, members of the Steppenwolf Theater company will perform a staged reading of excerpts. This free event takes place in the libraryís Cindy Pritzker Auditorium. For more information, visit the website.
Freelance Hellraiser, the British DJ who's recognized as one of the driving forces behind the recent copyright-busting mash-up/bootleg craze, shows up tonight at the HotHouse in his US debut performance (if you don't count his DJ session at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards after-show party). Fans of copyright violations should not miss this show. Show starts at 10:00 PM (on a school night?). Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and this is a 21+ show. Tickets available at the HotHouse site. HotHouse: 31 E. Balbo. (312) 362-9707.
Seven Chicago photobloggers -- Mitch Arsenie, Nick Campbell, Nick Feder, Archie Florcruz, Pablo Korona, Brian Milo and Bill Vaccaro -- celebrate the opening of the group show 7X7 at the Lincoln Park branch of the Chicago Public Library, 1150 W. Fullerton Ave., at 7pm tonight. Free.
As part of Violence Against Women Awareness Month, the DePaul Womenís Center and other organizations are hosting a panel discussion on violence against women and communities tonight at 7 PM. DePaul University Student Center Room 314 A&B; 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. For more information, call 773-325-7558 or visit the website.