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Wednesday, November 22

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MODChicago - Maintaining Our Cool

MODChicago is holding their fifth annual "Our Way of Thinking" MOD Weekender, "Maintaining Our Cool." The Weekender serves as a way to bring fans of 60s music from all over the country to Chicago in celebration of mod culture. The festival starts on Thursday night with a 9pm-2am "Meet and Greet with the Elite" at Delilah's wherein DJs will spin and you'll be treated to a live set from New York's Mod Fun. On Friday night Sonotheque hosts a Mod Soul Dance Party with DJs from both coasts. On Saturday night the Note hosts the main event with the Mod All Nighter, featuring DJs from Germany, Spain, Norway and the US. These are just the main events - for more about the Weekender, visit the website. Addresses and phone numbers abound.

Book Swap @ Hideout

Books and beer, what more could you want? No, really? From 5:30-8:30pm, the Hideout is hold the Reader's first ever book swap. You can bring and take up to 15 books in decent condition - leave the torn, musty, lined books at home with you technical, legal, medical and encyclopedia type books. No periodicals either. But that leaves a whole wealth of genres open for you to trade with. You might even win some door prizes, too! Free, plus the cost of beer. 1354 W. Wabansia. Email lhoffer[at]chicagoreader[dot]com for more information.

Neo Solo @ Neo-Futurarium

The Neo-Futurists present Neo Solo, a series of solo performance pieces by ensemble members, alumni, and guest performers. This week's plays: "Bernadine and Dina" by Dina Connolly; and "I'm Fine and I'm Happy" by Megan Stielstra. The final performances for this year's Neo Solo are this weekend, so act now if you want to check it out! Neo Solo runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors & students with ID, and "pay what you can" on Thursday nights. For more details and to purchase tickets, see the Neo-Futurist Website. Neo-Futurists: 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster). (773) 275-5255.

Slam poetry @ Holiday Club

If you're into good slam poetry and want to see a great show, tonight at 8pm at the Holiday Club (4000 N. Sheridan Rd.) see National Slam Poet award winner Anis Mojgani. Show starts at 8pm, $5 cover. See Holiday Club's website for club details.

Twelve O'Clock High @ Film Center

Part of the Treasures from the Library of Congress series, this 1949 war movie screens at 5:30 PM. Gregory Peck stars. $9, or $5 if you belong to the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State. For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visit the website.

Taxonomy Panel @ Newberry Library

This panel, (From the Great Chain of Being to Encyclopedia Britannica 11 to the Internet: Designing the Architecture of Knowledge), which includes scholars and editors from major encyclopedias, discusses the history of the organization of knowledge in the context of today's cyber information sources. Free, 6 PM. 60 W. Walton Street. For more information, call 312-255-3700 or visit the website.

OUT of the Office

Circuit nightclub kicks off Pride Month (that's right, it's a whole month now) with a networking mixer for LGBT professionals. Cocktails and appetizers will be available. The suggested donation of $10 at the door goes to benefit Gay Games VII. 5pm-8pm. Circuit, 3641 N Halsted.

Opening: Huddersfield

TUTA presents the American premiere of Huddersfield by young Serbian playwright, Ugljesa Sajtinac. After ten years apart, four schoolmates reuinite in an obscure Serbian town they love to hate. The play opens this evening at 8pm at the Upstairs Studio of the Victory Gardens Theater (2257 N. Lincoln Ave). Tickets are $15-20. For more information call 773-871-3000 or visit the website.

 

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