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Friday, November 24

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Chicago Dyke March benefit @ T's

The 2006 Chicago Dyke March is coming up on Saturday, June 24, and tonight there will be a benefit at T's in Andersonville to raise funds for the march. Plenty of items will be for sale (T-shirts, baked goods, buttons) and there will be a raffle for several prizes from Early To Bed, Thousand Waves Spa, and many other businesses. The event runs at T's from 7:00 PM to midnight. T's: 5025 N. Clark. For more information on the Dyke March please visit the Dyke March Website.

Gapers Block Book Club Meeting

This month's meeting of the Gapers Block Book Club takes place tonight at The Book Cellar at 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., where we will be discussing Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. The meeting begins at 7:30pm, and new members are always welcome! Hope to see you there. And, join the book club email list for news, updates and alerts about future meetings.

Elizabeth Cunningham @ Transitions

Dan Brown isn't the only one who can retell the Gospels. In her novel The Passion of Mary Magdalen, Cunningham portrays Mary as Maeve, a slave of Celtic origin. 7 PM, free. 1000 W. North. For more information, call 312-951-7323 or visit the website.

Opening: Oceany Flutter

Nancy Friedrich writes and stars in the one-woman show, Oceany Flutter. From a dream interpreter to an aging party girl, Friedrich brings to life a variety of characters who are forced to respond to their own personal setbacks. Tickets to the 8pm show are only $5 each. The show will run every Monday through July 17 at the Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted. Call 773-388-2168 for reservations and information.

Barrel of Monkeys Celebration of Authors @ Neo-Futurarium

Barrel of Monkeys performs a sampling of stories gathered from students throughout the school year; the audience includes young authors and their families, teachers, school principals, and...you. Cookies and juice will be served after the performance. Free, but reservations are required: 312.409.1954. 7 PM, 5153 N. Ashland. For more information, visit the website.

Green Furniture at DWR

Go to everyone's favorite furniture lust spot, Design Within Reach at 10 East Ohio, to check out the latest in green design. A dude from Herman Miller's Design for Environment Program will present and SAIC students will show their latest green design projects. Oh, yeah, and there's snacks and beverages! RSVP at tree[at]dwr.com by June 9. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 12.

 

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