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Sunday, November 19

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Sex for Sexual Assault Survivors

Are you a survivor of sexual assault? Are you the partner of a sexual assault survivor? Would you like help learning ways to overcome the triggers that keep you from enjoying your sexuality? Wish you felt more in control of your body while feeling sexually empowered? Then go to Early To Bed (5232 N Sheridan Rd.) tonight at 7:30pm to participate in a workshop open to anyone who has survived sexual abuse or is the partner of a survivor attending tonight. Attendance is free but accepted donations will be given to Rape Victims Advocates. Call 773-271-1219 for questions and to rsvp.

Toumani Diabate @ Logan Square

Following up on his Millenium Park performance this past summer with Vieux Farka Toure, Malinese great Toumani Diabate returns to Chicago to play the Logan Square Auditorium (2539 N. Kedzie, 773-252-6179).

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased through TicketWeb.


Mardi Gras Celebration @ Chuck's Cafe

An evening of Cajun food and music awaits you at the Mardi Gras celebration at Chuck's Cafe in suburban Burbank. According to the folks at LTH Forum, this is an event worth attending, and in this winter cold, we could all use some gumbo.

Walter Jacobson @ "Media Matters: The '08 Race" Forum

Veteran Chicago journalist Walter Jacobson will join moderator and Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington at "Media Matters: The '08 Race", the first in a series of forums focusing on the 2008 presidential race, on Tuesday, January 29, 6 p.m. at DePaul University's Lewis Hall, 25 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 241. The forum is free and open to the public.

Ira Glass @ Borders

Ira Glass discusses the radio and television versions of "This American Life" tonight at the Borders at 830 N. Michigan Avenue. Glass will be available to sign DVD copies of TAL. The event starts at 7:00 P.M. Call (312)573-0564 for more information.

2nd Story @ The Spot

2nd Story brings its signature (and hugely popular) brand of personal storytelling to the The Spot (4437 N. Broadway), on Tuesday, January 29. Doors open at 7:00. $10 at the door (an additional $15 gets you a flight of bourbon, scotch or tequila).

City Symphonies Film Screening @ Sonotheque

Chicago Cinema Forum & Sonotheque present cinematic treasures showcasing the rise of the emerging modern metropolis. Featuring: PARIS QUI DORT aka PARIS ASLEEP (1924): Directed by Rene Clair
Music composed and performed by Marc Hellner of pulseprogramming and Chanel Pease; BERLIN – SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY (1927): Directed by Walter Ruttman. Music composed and performed by Sons of Magdalene (Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv); SKYSCRAPPER SYMPHONY (1929): Directed by Robert Florey; A BRONX MORNING (1931): Directed by Jay Leyda; PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (1940): Directed by Rudy Burckhardt. Music composed and performed by Estesombelo. Readings by Marc Giordano of Robert Walser’s “Good Morning Giantess!” (1907) and Joseph Roth’s “The Resurrection” (1923). All films DVD projection. Film introduction by Gabe Klinger of the Chicago Cinema Forum. Doors open @ 7:30pm, films begin 8:30pm. $10. +21. 1444 W. Chicago. For more info, call 312-226-7600.

ChicaGourmets Dinner @ Cucina Donatella

Join foodies from ChicaGourmets tonight at 6:30 at Rogers Park fave Cucina Donatella for an Italian feast featuring Osso Bucco and Zuppa Inglese. Price is $69 for ChicaGourmets members, $79 for non members. Click here for more information.

 

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