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Sunday, November 19

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Bodies of (Comedy) Work @ Cultural Center

In an evening emceed by Chicago performer Tekki Lomnicki, the Chicago Improv Festival presents Terry Galloway's Mean Little Deaf Queer, followed by the deaf improv ensemble ICE WORM. Interpreting will be provided for hearing audience members. The show starts tonight at 7 PM in Preston Bradley Hall. Free, 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Bill Shannon @ MCA

If you're stuck in rush hour traffic tonight, you might see Bill Shannon fly by on a skateboard, propelling himself forward with crutches. Audience members board an ordinary looking CTA bus that's tricked out with video screens and a sound system. DJ Excess will mix music on the bus. See Traffic this evening at 6pm; the bus departs from the MCA (220 E. Chicago). Tickets are $22. For more information, call 312-397-4010, or visit the website.

Chicago Scriptworks Reading @ Theatre Building Chicago

Chicago Scriptworks presents a staged reading of E.A. Bagby’s new screenplay Bellham, tonight at 7 PM. Linger after the performance to talk with the director, writer, and cast. 1225 W. Belmont Ave. A $5 donation is requested. Email rsvp-at-chicagoscriptworks-dot-org to make a reservation or call 312-264-0123. For more information, visit the website.

Cafe Scientific

Like beer? Like science? Head to Map Room at 6:30pm tonight for the inaugural session of Cafe Scientific, where UofC's Sean Carroll will present the topic and subsequent discussion, "Why is the past different from the future? -- Cosmological perspectives on the nature of time." Discuss over beers. Free (well, not the beers), 21 and over.

Tony D'Souza @ Alliance Francaise

Tonight at 6:15 PM, Chicago native Tony D'Souza discusses his new novel Whiteman , about an American relief workerr in Africa. (D'Souza was himself a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.) 54 W. Chicago Ave. Free, but reservations are required: call 312-494-9509. The Humanities Festival website has more information.

 

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