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Monday, November 20

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Unibroue Beer Dinner

Cooper's (1232 W. Belmont) hosts a dinner showcasing the Belgian style beers of the Canadian Unibroue. Each of the five courses will be paired with a different beer. $45 (not including tax and gratuity) gets you in. The dinner starts at 7:00. Reservations can be made at (773) 929-2667, and the menu can be previewed here.

Wine & Roses @ River East Art Center

This fundraiser for the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will feature fine wines, hors d'oeuvres, auctions, and a raffle. Tickets for this event, which runs from 6 to 9 pm, are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. More information is available at the event's website.

This American Life @ Chicago Theatre

This American Life and Chicago Public Radio present a live show tonight at 8:00 PM at the Chicago Theatre (175 N. State Street). The topic of tonight's show: "What I Learned From TV". Host Ira Glass will discuss the making of the television version of TAL, and show footage from the making of the show. Also scheduled to appear in the show: TAL regulars Sarah Vowell, David Rakoff, and Dan Savage. Musical entertainment will be provided by Mates of State. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or at the Chicago Theatre box office.

The Great & Terrible Wizard of Oz @ Northlight Theatre

The House Theatre is remounting its hit adaptation of the Wizard of Oz at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie. The show will only run from tonight through Sunday, March 11, so purchase tickets early to make sure you see this innovative retelling of the Oz story. Tickets can be purchased through the Northlight's Website. Northlight Theatre: 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie. (847) 673-6300.

Exhibit Exploring the Chicago DIY Landscape

On March 1 from 5-8pm check out the opening reception of "Pass It On: Connecting Contemporary Do-It-Yourself Culture" @ Art & Design Gallery of Columbia College, 619 S. Wabash Ave. The Show Runs from March 1 – April 14, 2007 and will include several workshops and public events including an event on March 29th with AREA Chicago, New World Resource Center, Optional Events and Gapers Block about local events calendars and email announcement lists. There will also be workshops about sewing, mahjong, self-publishing and knowing your rights throghout the month and a half. The exhibit was Curated by Kevin Henry, Doro Boehme, and Lindsay Bosch.

Sex Workers' Art Show @ Abbey

Celebrate the art, dance and writings of some of the nation's premier burlesque artists, smut actors, and sex activists at the Chicago stop of the Sex Workers' Art Show Tour.

On March 1 at 7:30 pm, the Abbey is playing host to an amazing evening of poetry, performance and talent featuring acclaimed Whitney Biennial artist Julie Atlas Muz; award-winning author of How I Learned to Snap Kirk Read;
international burlesque sensation Miss Dirty Martini; and many more.
The show is an eye-popping evening of visual and performance art created by people
who work in the sex industry to dispel the myth that they are anything short of
artists, innovators, and geniuses! The $20 ticket price benefits the Young Women's Empowerment Project.

Yo Majesty @ Funky Buddha Lounge

The Floridian all-girl electro-krunk trio Yo Majesty turns it out at the Funky Buddha Lounge this evening. They're appearing in a supporting slot for E6. Deejays Matt Roan and Lee Foss are also scheduled to spin. 728 W. Grand. Admission is $5.

Charalambides @ Empty Bottle

The droning acid-folk duo Charalambides come to town, touring in support of their new album A Vintage Burden, which was recently released on Kranky. Like-minded colleagues Zelienople and Goldblood (the local duo of Steve Krakow and Amy Cargill) are scheduled to open. 1035 N Western. Admission is $8, and the show starts at 9:30 PM.

May or May Not, Dialogue, Sleep Out, Rollo Tomasi @ Metro

Back to old tricks after covering Daft Punk to cap off 2006, May or May Not headline Metro with Dialogue, Sleep Out and Rollo Tomasi opening. This eclectic show features some of Chicago's exciting local bands. Whether it's pop, rock, shoegaze, or post-punk that you like, you'll hear it here. The early birds get in for free and it's just $9 after 9PM. For more information, visit Metro.

Lip @ The Spot

The Poetry Center continues its reading series tonight at 8 PM. Host Emily Rose emcees an open mic followed by two featured readings. Tonight, Mary Hawley and Michael Puican perform. $5. 4437 N Broadway. For more information, call 312-899-7483 or visit the website.

 

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