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Monday, December 18

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Diva Dating

Back by popular demand, tonight is DykeDiva.com's speed dating. Ladies, if you can chat you can date - it's that easy! Show up at 7pm if you are or are looking for a date who is in their mid-thirties and above Show up at 9pm if you are or are looking for a date who is their mid-thirties and under. Ladies pay a discounted $10 for each session at Big Chicks (5024 N Sheridan Rd). (773) 728-5511

Outdoor Film Festival: The Apartment

Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine star in this 1960 classic, directed by Billy Wilder, which screens tonight at 8:22 PM. Free. You can leave your bike with the bike valet at Lake Shore and Monroe, also free. Leave your dogs and booze at home. For more information, visit the website or call 312-744-3315.

Younger Women's Task Force Film Screening

The Younger Women's Task Force is a nationwide, grassroots movement dedicated to improving the lives of women in their 20s and 30s. Tonight they're holding a screening of the documentay "I Had an Abortion," with a local reproductive rights expert offering a discussion afterwards. Free at the UIC Behavioral Science Building , 1007 W. Harrison St., Rm 2019, 6-8pm. Email ywtf-chicago[at]hotmail[dot]com for more information.

Tuesdays on the Terrace @ MCA

Kick back at the Museum of Contemporary Art after work. Check out the farmer's market out front (it closes by 6 PM), wander through the exhibits (MCA admission is free Tuesdays), and conclude your evening lounging on the terrace, listening to jazz (the concert starts at 5:30 PM) and enjoying one of the best views in Chicago. For more information, call MCA at 312-280-2660 or visit the website.

Rush Hour Concert, with Poetry @ St. James Cathedral

The Poetry Foundation co-sponsors this event, which combines Bach's music with poetry readings. Doors open at 5:15 PM, with refreshments. Free. The concert begins at 5:45 PM. 65 E Huron. For more information, visit the website.

 

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