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Thursday, November 23

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Local Author Night @ Book Cellar

Join the Book Cellar readers as they welcome Jon Langford for their monthly local author night. Langford is a musician, painter and comic artist and will not only discuss his book Nashville Radio: Art, Words, and Music, but will perform as well. Free and open to the public at 7pm, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

New World @ Cultural Center

Part of Cinema/Chicago's International Summer Screening series, this 2005 Austrian film traces diverse lives and upheavals across Central Europe. 6 PM in the Claudia Cassidy Theater. Free. 78 E. Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Women in Film Build-A-Skill Workshop

Women in Film's Build-A-Skill workshop series provides "a forum where women can come away with real-world knowledge for use in the day-to-day career pursuits within the industry." Today's workshop is "Negotiating For Yourself" and focuses on building relationship, increasing visibility in the marketplace, networking and how women handle time management as well as the challenges for women in negotiation. Christine Corelli, Theresa Maria Napa and Cheryl McPhilimy will make up the panel discussion at Jefferson Tap, 325 N. Jefferson. Free appetiziers and a question and answer session are included. 6-8:30pm; $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Email selina[at]wifchicago[dot]org for reservations and information.

Sister Cities International Film Series: Fire @ Gallery 37

See a movie on the roof of Gallery 37, while eating a catered, sister-city (Delhi, India) -influenced meal from Fox & Obel. 7:30 PM, 66 E Randolph, $15. Reservations are required: call 312-742 TIXS (8497). For more information, visit the website.

Immediate Sound series @ The Hideout

Tonight's excellent double set of jazz and electronica at The Hideout features some Chicago heavy hitters along with some highly-praised newcomers. Check out the Kevin Drumm/Lassa Marhaug Duo first, starting at 9:30pm, and follow with "Fire Room" featuring Ken Vandermark (reeds), Lasse Murhaug (electronics), and Paal Nillssen (Love drums) all wrapped together with a DJ set by Bob Weston who'll spin "Aggressive Underground Rock and Pop That Will Put You in Emotional Jeopardy." Yowsah. (and what a deal at just $8 for both sets! )The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago.

Dvorak @ Millennium Park

The Grant Park Music Festival presents Dvorak's Stabat Meter this evening at 6:30 PM in the Pritzker Pavillion. Free. For more information, visit the website.

 

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