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Wednesday, November 30

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Bungalow Interiors -- Free!

The Historic Chicago Bungalow Association is sponsoring a free seminar on bungalow interiors, led by interior designer Maribeth Brewer. Learn how to how to undo bad interior remodels from previous
owners while creating a new look on a budget. Homeowners will see bungalow appropriate designs
that are contemporary yet work with the City's historic home.

Those who attend this seminar will walk away with design elements that are respectful of the bungalow's architecture as well as convenient and aesthetically pleasing to one's day to day activities. Attend the October 3 seminar from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted, Oct. 3. Or attend the October 5 seminar at the Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln, Oct. 5. Register now!

Janet Fitch @ Harold Washington Library

Janet Fitch, author of the Oprah-touted White Oleander, comes to the Harold Washington Library tonight to read from and sign her latest work, Paint It Black. Free at 6pm in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State St. Call 312-747-4050 for more information.

Spectacle '06: Twilight Orchard

Redmoon Theater presents Spectacle '06: Twilight Orchard, an evening of interactive performance in Columbus Park (5701 W. Jackson). The show runs nightly between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM through October 9. Tickets are $10; kids 12 and under are free, and residents of the neighborhood (including Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale and Oak Park) are also allowed in free. Please see the Redmoon Website for details, or call (312) 850-8440 x111.

Rising Voice of Woman Forum

Chicago's International Women Associates is holding their second annual "Rising Voice of Woman" Award, this time focusing on "Frontlines, Headlines and Bylines: Sixty Years of Tribune Women Foreign Correspondents." The forum will feature interviews with Tribune correspondents Liz Sly and Laurie Goering as well as their colleagues Kim Barker and Christine Spolar by video. Sly and Goering will also answers questions from audience members. Admission to the pre-forum reception and program is $75; $250 also gets you dinner at The Casino and bus service (students are free with proper ID). 5:30-8pm at the Northwestern's Thorne Auditorium, 375 E. Chicago Ave. For reservations and information call 312-263-1421 or email iwa[at]iwachicago[dot]org.

Fahrenheit 451 @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center is running a series of science fiction films through December. This week's film is Fahrenheit 451, the Fancois Truffaut adaptation of the Ray Bradbury novel. The film screens this evening at 6:00, and includes a lecture by SAIC professor Jim Trainor. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $5 for Film Center members. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

The Science of Millennium Park

At 5 PM today, scientists will discuss the acoustics of Frank Gehry's Pritzker Pavillion, the optics involved in Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture, and the meteorology of the lake effect at Millennium Park, beginning with a presentation in the Pritzker Pavillion, and then moving under the Bean, and concluding above the Harris Theater. Part of Chicago Science Expedition. Free, but reservations are required: fill out the online form, email ihc [at] prairie [dot] org, or call 312-422-5880. 2430 N Cannon. For more information, visit the website.

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.

War Is Bad: Sock Puppet Euripides

The theatrical genre of Sock Puppet returns with War Is Bad: Sock Puppet Euripides at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, tonight at 7pm. Is there any doubt that you should be there? $12 at the door; all profits go to humanitarian relief in Iraq.



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