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Friday, November 24

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Free Writing Workshops @ Northwestern University

Students in the Northwestern University Masters of Creative Writing program are offering writing workshops all day today. Free, but donations (benefiting Young Chicago Authors) are welcome and registration is required: email Wisenberg [at] northwestern [dot] edu or call 847-491-5612. 405 Church St., Evanston. Click here for a complete workshop schedule.

Crispin Hellion Glover @ Music Box

Yes, that Crispin Glover. He's in town to emcee a screening of his 2005 film What Is It?, described on IMDb as "the inner and outer struggles of a young man facing villains and demons on multiple planes". Whoah. In addition to the film, Crispin will also be presenting a slide show (which he calls his Big Slide Show), and doing a book signing. Attend, if you dare! The show starts tonight at 7:30 PM; tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased at the Music Box's Website. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

Berger Park Pottery and Jewelry Show

Get your holiday shopping started by browsing through the best work of students from the Berger Park Cultural Center's Lapidary and Pottery classes. Free, 10 AM to 4 PM. 6205 N Sheridan. For more information, call 773-761-0376.

Chicago Human Rhythm Project @ MCA

As part of Global Rhythms 2, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents a performance of BoomBach by Tapeplas, from Barcelona, Spain, this afternoon at 3 PM. Other percussive dance artists on the program include Jason Samuels Smith and Pandit Chitresh Das. Today's performance is preceded by a free panel discussion on trends in rhythmic dance, which begins at 12 N. Tickets are $24. 220 E Chicago. For more information, call 312-397-4010 or visit the website.

Winter Bicycling Class @ Mercury Cafe

Chicago Bike Winter is offering a free class on adapting to cold temperatures and snow- and salt-covered streets this afternoon from 1 PM to 3 PM. 1505 W Chicago. For more information, visit the website, or contact Dave Glowacz at glow [at] biketraffic [dot] org or 312-427-3325, x229.

3 Million Tongues Festival @ Empty Bottle

The final night of the Three Million Tongues Festival takes a turn toward the tumultuous. Adventurous listeners can get their dose of eine kleine nichtmusik as Portland free-form stalwarts Smegma, White/Lichens, Cincinnati noise darlings Burning Star Core, and Aleks & the Drummer takes the stage. Also featured will be sideshow performances by Joy Poppers, Skog Device, and Th' Exceptional Child. See the Empty Bottle's site for info and details. 1035 N. Western. Things get started at 9:00pm; tickets are $12.

 

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