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Monday, November 20

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Ayelet Waldman @ Barbara's

Novelist Ayelet Waldman stops by Barbara's Bookstore Oak Park to discuss her latest work, Love & Other Impossible Pursuits. The book follows a woman who's stuck by the emotional hardship of losing a child to SIDS and learning to rebuild herself through a stepson. Free and open to the public at 7:30pm, 1100 Lake St. Call 708-848-9140 for more information.

Milton Friedman Memorial Service

Organized by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, this commemoration of the life of Milton Friedman starts at 2 PM in Rockefeller Chapel at the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 59th Street. Economist Gary Becker will be among the speakers.

M. Ward @ Park West

Think "Post-War" when M. Ward takes the stage at Park West (322 W Armitage Ave). Freakwater opens. Tickets are $18. Call 773.929.5959 for more information.

DESPAIRadise @ Theatre Building Chicago

Theatre Building Chicago is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a one-night performance of a work in progress, DESPAIRadise. The production is described on their website as: "Nihilist European art film makers learn the meaning of despair when their director discovers love and happiness." The show starts at 7:00 PM and tickets are $10. A reception will follow. Tickets may be ordered at the Theatre Building Chicago box office (773.327.5252), which is located at 1225 W. Belmont Ave.

Sketch Monday @ Tantrum

Join other artists and sketchers at Tantrum, 1023 S. State, from 7:30pm on tonight to talk, share your sketchbook and/or just draw on your own at Sketch Monday, a new bi-weekly event. 21 and over, no cover.

 

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