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Thursday, November 30

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Slomo Video @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents Slomo Video, a program of 100 one-minute slow-motion films. The screening is part of the Adventures in Modern Music festival happening at the Empty Bottle. The screening starts tonight at 8:00 PM. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Bookslut reading @ Hopleaf

Bookslut presents the latest in its series of monthly readings. Tonight's reading starts at 7:30 PM at the Hopleaf in Andersonville, and features authors Ned Vizzini (It's Kind of A Funny Story), Brian Evenson (The Open Curtain) and Cristina Henriquez (Come Together, Fall Apart). The event is free and open to the public. See the Bookslut site for full details. Hopleaf: 5148 N. Clark Street.

Bitchfest @ Women & Children First

Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeliser, editors and founders of Bitch Magazine stop by Women & Children First to celebrate the first ten years of their labors. Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticsm from the Pages of Bitch Magazine features essays, reports, rants and more from this independent critique of feminism and popular culture. Free at 7:30pm, 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-769-9299 for more information.

La Pena: Pimienta Negra @ Old Town School

As part of the Old Town School's free fall Latin folk music and dance showcase, this Costa Rican band performs a blend of tropical Central American styles at 8:30 PM. 4544 N Lincoln. For more information, call 773-728-6000 or visit the website.

Radio Plays @ Cultural Center

Expand your conception of radio drama by checking out this performance by the AFTRA/SAG Senior Radio Players, dedicated to "keeping alive the uniqueness of radio as the theater of the imagination." Tonight, the group recreates two short plays: A Drink of Water (drama, about a seaside vacation) and A Piece of Pie (comedy about a pie-eating contest). Free, in the Claudia Cassidy Theater. 78 E Washington, 7 PM. For more information, visit the website.

Milk at Midnight @ Pontiac

Chicago band Milk at Midnight had a rough summer. First, in late July their van was vandalized in Logan Square — windows smashed, tires slashed,and some nifty spray-paint decor on the sides as well, and then, a week or so later, someone came by and set the van on fire. Yes, they set it on fire. Luckily, their equipment was safely stored at the practice space, so it could have been a lot worse. Tonight, help the fellas out and spare a bit o' cash to hear them rock out at the Pontiac with friends Farewell Captain and Skid Marks. A $5-$10 donation is requested. The Pontiac is located at 1531 N. Damen, Chicago in Wicker Park. Call 773-252-7767 for more info.

Le Beau Marriage @ Cultural Center

See a movie on the first floor of the Cultural Center, while eating a catered, sister-city (Paris) -influenced meal from Fox & Obel. 5:30 PM, 78 E Washington, $15. Reservations are required: call 312-742 TIXS (8497). For more information, visit the website.



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