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Sunday, November 19

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents a screening of four essential Monty Python films during the month of July. Tonight's film is a newly struck 35mm print of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a retelling of the Arthurian quest for the Holy Grail. The film screens tonight at 8:00 PM. See the Film Center Website for a complete schedule of films. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $5 for Film Center members. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

It Came From The Neo-Futurarium: double feature @ Neo-Futurarium

The Neo-Futurists continue their 5th annual It Came From The Neo-Futurarium series of dramatic readings of bad film scripts tonight with a double feature: the staged readings of Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983) and RobotJox (1990) by the Schadenfreude sketch comedy group. The program kicks off tonight at 8:00 at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland, at Foster). Tickets are $10, $8 for students w/valid ID, and $2 off for repeat customers. It Came From The Neo-Futurarium runs Thursday nights through August 3, and each performance is a different film; see the Neo-Futurist Website for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets. You may also call the Neo-Futurist hotline to make reservations: (773) 275-5255.

Irrigation Techniques and Creating Microclimates @ Garfield Park Conservatory

If you’ve been gardening this summer, you know how important it is to get adequate moisture to your plants. This organic gardening class discusses how to structure garden beds to maximize water retention and other techniques to efficiently care for thirsty gardens. The class runs from 6 PM to 7:30 this evening, requires pre-registration, and costs only $5. 300 N Central Park Avenue. For more information, call 773-638-1766 or visit the website.

Joseph Epstein @ Newberry Library

Epstein discusses his new book, Friendship: An Expose . Free, 6 PM. 60 W Walton Street. For more information, call 312-255-3700 or visit the website.

Soul on Jazz @ Millennium Park

The Henry Johnson Big Band performs with organist Chris Foreman and special guest Nancy Wilson. In the Pritzker Pavillion, free, 6:30 PM. For more information, visit the website.

 

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