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Monday, July 22

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Black Friday @ the Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Scriptworks presents a staged reading of Sean Fitzpatrick’s new screenplay Black Friday, tonight at 7 PM at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Studio Theater. 77 E. Randolph St. A $5 donation is requested. Call 312-802-8267 or email rsvp-at-chicagoscriptworks-dot-org to make a reservation.

Amy Tan @ the Harold Washington Library

As part of the Chicago Book Festival, Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan will read from her new novel, Saving Fish from Drowning at the Harold Washington Library tonight at 6 PM. 400 S. State Street. For more information, call 312-747-4050 or visit the website.

Flamenco Night @ the Old Town School

As part of the Old Town School of Folk Music’s 10th annual Autumn celebration of Latin sound, La Pena, the flamenco starts at 8:30 PM. This event is free, but the Old Town School requests a $5 donation. 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. For more information, call 773-728-6000 or visit the website.

Café Society Discussion @ Chicago Historical Society

Café Society, a project of the Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, is hosting a wide-ranging conversation about the Chicago Historical Society’s current exhibit, "Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America." A free tour of the exhibit at 6 PM will be followed by refreshments and discussion. Chicago Historical Society, Clark Street at North Avenue. Free, but make a reservation by emailing events-at-thepublicsquare-dot-org or calling 312-422-5580. For more information, visit the website.

Ivan Brunetti @ A+D Gallery

Cartoonist Ivan Brunetti, curator of the excellent show "The Cartoonist's Eye", running at Columbia College's A+D Gallery through the end of this week, will speak at the gallery tonight at 6:00 PM. A+D Gallery: 619 S. Wabash. For full details, call the gallery at (312) 344-8687.

Barry McGee speaks at the Art Institute of Chicago

Drawing energy and inspiration from street life, graffiti, punk and hard-core music, and the folk culture of tramps, hobos, and transients, San Francisco-born Barry McGee makes art that evokes traces of human presence. Lecture starts at 6:00 p.m. at the SAIC Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Drive.

Street Level Youth Media 10th Benefit @ Tasting Room

Street-Level Youth Media, a Chicago-based organization, educates inner city youth in media arts and emerging technologies for use in self-expression, communication, and social change. On October 19th they are holding their Tenth Anniversary Celebration and annual benefit at The Tasting Room at 1415 W. Randolph Street from 6-9PM.

Radio Across Time Zones

The Third Coast International Audio Festival celebrates its fifth birthday in the Claudia Cassidy Theater of the Chicago Cultural Center with an international panel of radio professionals, including audio samples and conversation. The free presentation, which starts at 7PM, is followed by a birthday reception. Check the website for more information, or call 312-744-6630.

E.L. Doctorow @ the Newberry Library

Novelist E.L. Doctorow reads from his new novel, The March, about William Tecumseh Sherman, tonight at 6 PM. 60 W. Walton. For more information, call the Newberry Library at 312–943–9090 or check the website.



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