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Friday, November 17

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The Most Naked Woman

Need a new volume for the "booty corner" of your home library? Everyone's fave Chicago burlesque diva Michelle L'amour is releasing her book "The Most Naked Woman" featuring artistic nudes from some of the country's most celebrated photographers including Bettie Page shooter Bunny Yeager. Michelle will be discussing and signing this new book at G Boutique at 2131 N. Damen Avenue in Chicago on Saturday, April 7, 2007. The event begins at 2:00 p.m. and is free of charge.

Best of the Best 3 @ Arie Crown Theatre

The Best of the Best, an annual showcase of top Indian dancers from around the country, happens tonight in Chicago at the Arie Crown Theatre. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster, or see the Best of the Best Website for details on purchasing tickets without the usual Ticketmaster surcharge. Arie Crown Theatre: 2301 Lake Shore Drive at McCormick Place.

Eco-Safe Products for the Garden @ Chicago Center for Green Technology

This two-hour seminar--part of the Chicago Center for Green Technology's Green Tech U--covers environmentally friendly solutions for fighting weeds and pests in your garden. Free, but advance registration is required. 1 PM, 445 N. Sacramento. For more information, and to pre-register, call 312-746-9642 or email greentech [at] cityofchicago [dot] org.

Reducing Global Climate Change One Day at a Time @ Chicago Center for Green Technology

This two-hour seminar--part of the Chicago Center for Green Technology's Green Tech U--focuses on meaningful changes we can make in our daily lives to combat global warming. Free, but advance registration is required. 10 AM, 445 N. Sacramento. For more information, and to pre-register, call 312-746-9642 or email greentech [at] cityofchicago [dot] org.

Calla, The Zincs, The Narrator @ Empty Bottle

Could there be a better Saturday night lineup at the Empty Bottle? Let's review: Scene stalwarts Calla headline with their ever-increasingly accesible sound. Rising local Thrill Jockey favs The Zincs throw a record release party in the middle. Refashioned emoters The Narrator show their kinship to Oxford Collapse first. Nope, not a better lineup to be had. Show's at 10 PM for 10 bones. Call 773-276-3600 and ask for I.P. Freeley.

The Goddamn Shame, The Cathy Santonies @ Elbo Room

The Goddamn Shame and The Cathy Santonies, two of the southside's louder rock acts, take the stage at the Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln. Say the Shames: "Come for the drunks, stay for the punks!" 8pm, $7, 21+.

Cola Wars @ The Note

Adorable math rock quintet Cola Wars hits the stage at The Note, 1565 N. Milwaukee Ave. With City Electric and Ferocious Eagle. 773-489-0011 for tickets, or go to mpshows.com. $6 advance, $8 at the door. 9pm, 21+.

Genealogy and Local History Orientation @ Newberry Library

This informal orientation covers library resources available to research family and neighborhood history. 9:30 AM. Free. 60 W Walton Street. For more information, call 312-255-3700 or visit the website.

Viola Project: It's Good to be the Queen

The Viola Project is the braindaughter of Reina Hardy and Ellie Kaufman, two local actors who noted the disparity between the number of young girls interested in theater and the number of female characters to play. So the team decided to get girls interested in Shakespeare by letting them play all the roles, even Hamlet. This month's workshop explores Antony and Cleopatra, "a sizzling expose of ancient celebrities and warmongers." For girls ages 8-18. At City Lit Theatre, 1020 W Bryn Mawr, Chicago, 9 am-4 pm, $55, info-at-violaproject-dot-org.

Yasunao Tone @ Lampo

Former Merce Cunningham Dance Company composer and Fluxus member Yasunao Tone will be performing at Odum (2116 W. Chicago Ave.) as part of Lampo's Spring season tonight at 9 p.m. Tone performs "Wounded Kanji Dictionary," compositions that use graphic and musical software to translate kanji letters into sound. His 8-channel speaker mix will send sounds ping-ponging around the room. A kanji-riffic time for all! $12 at a the door.

Lotus At Abbey Pub

When funk blends with electronica the outcome is introspective and extremely danceable music. Lotus, a sextet from Philly, play live shows that invoke an atmospheric, psychedelic mood over energetic beats. Check out the dance party tonight at Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace St.

 

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