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Thursday, November 23

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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 (doors open at 6:00), and features authors Mark Danielewski (House of Leaves, Only Revolutions), Joshua Cohen (The Quorum) and Travis Jeppesen (Victims). The event is free and open to the public. See the Bookslut site for full details. Hopleaf: 5148 N. Clark Street.

Mojave 3 @ Park West

Sadcore pioneers Mojave 3 play the Park West; Tim O'Reagan opens. 322 W Armitage Ave, 8 PM, 6:30 PM, $17.50 (tickets here).

La Pena: Juvenato Vallenato with Tierra Colombiana and Estamba @ Old Town School

Part of the Old Town School's free fall Latin folk music and dance showcase, an evening of Colombian music and dance begins at 8:30 PM. 4544 N Lincoln. For more information, call 773-728-6000 or visit the website.

Michael Cunningham @ Northeastern Illinois University

Recommend this one to your (lovably) pretentious friend with the secret science fiction habit. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (The Hours, Specimen Days) gives a talk called, "Reading Promiscuously: Crossing the Genre Line." Free, 8 PM. 5500 N St. Louis. For more information, visit the website.

A Sullivan Celebration @ Archicenter

A panel discussion moderated by Hello Beautiful host Edward Lifson focuses on how Louis Sullivan's legacy persists in contemporary architecture. Part of an ongoing celebration of Louis Sullivan's 150th birthday. 6 PM, $10 to $20. 224 S Michigan. For more information, visit the website.

Sympathy for the Censor @ Freedom Museum

This evening at 5:30 PM, the Public Square of the Illinois Humanities Council presents a city-wide cafe society discussion about free speech featuring Studs Terkel and local journalist Jamie Kalven. 445 N Michigan. Free, but reservations are recommended: call 312-422-5580, email info [at] prairie [dot] org, or visit the website .

New Music @ Cultural Center

This 7 PM performance features the Claudia Quintet, an ensemble from New York that plays "jazz and beyond." Free, in the Claudia Cassidy Theater, 77 E Randolph. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Panel Discussion: Jhumpa Lahiri & Thomas Jefferson

As part of the One Book, One Chicago program, DePaul University is holding a panel discussion on "Jhumpa Lahiri and Thomas Jefferson: Two Writers in Dialogue with Each Other Over a 200 Year Distance: What America Was and What it has Become, 1806-2006." In the discussion Professor Jonathan Gross will focus on how Lahiri writes America and how that compares to Jefferson's definition of American democracy. Free and open to the public at 6pm, 2320 N. Sheffield Ave in the Student Center, Room 120. Call 773-325-7840 for more information.

The Finances @ Cultural Center

See a movie on the first floor of the Cultural Center, while eating a catered, sister-city (Milan) -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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