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Friday, November 24

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Dating for Nerds @ Guthrie's

Are you the one always beating your friends at Trivial Pursuit? Do you use words like "draconian" in your everyday speech? Have you been trying hard to find that guy or girl whose over-filled mind can match wits with yours? Come to Guthries Tavern tonight for Dating for Nerds, where there will be Pictionary, Scrabble, Clue, Taboo and other board games to stimulate your intellect...as well as break the ice for other singles like you. Admission i $15 in advance, $20 at the door and includes one drink. 7pm at 1300 W. Addison St. Call 312-351-3285 or email nerdsatheart[at]gmail[dot]com for registration and information.

Westworld @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center is running a series of science fiction films through December. This week's film is Westworld from 1973, the story of an amusement park of out-of-control robots (according to the Film Center's schedule, the story was inspired by the "Pirates of the Carribean" ride at Disneyland; take that, Johnny Depp!). The film screens this evening at 6:00, and includes a lecture by SAIC professor Jim Trainor. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $4 for Film Center members. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Erik Larson @ Newberry Library

The author of GB Book Club pick Devil in the White City has left Chicago behind in his new book, Thunderstruck, the true story of a murderer foiled by (newly invented) wireless radio. Larson reads this evening at 6 PM. Free, 60 W Walton. For more information, visit the website.

National Oriental Medicine Day at Source Healing

In honor of National Oriental Medicine Day, Source Healing is offering wine, other refreshments and free information on common uses for Oriental medicine. Visit Source Healing at 650 N. Dearborn, Ste. 800, today from noon to 6pm. From noon to 1pm, get free Chrinese tongue and pulse diagnosis; from 1-2pm, learn about Chinese nutrition for male/female fertility; and from 4-5pm, get info on preparing your family for flu season.

 

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