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Sunday, November 19

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Inquiring Nuns @ Chicago History Museum

The Chicago History Museum presents Inquiring Nuns, a 1968 film that follows two nuns around Chicago as they ask passers-by a simple question: "Are you happy?" The film's directors, Gordon Quinn and Jerry Temaner, will be at the screening of the film for a Q&A session. Inquiring Nuns screens today at the museum at 1:30; admission is free with museum admission. Visit the museum's ticketing Website to make a reservation. Chicago History Museum: 1601 N. Clark. (312) 642-4600.

Myopic Poetry Series

"A Night of Translation" is the theme of this Sunday's Myopic Poetry Series and all of the featured poets have served in some way as poetry translators. Mark Tardi is slated to guest edit some work on Polish poet Miron Bialoszewski, Daniel Borzutzky's translations have appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Mississippi Review and Chicago Review, and Joel Calahan has worked on the translation of Holograms by Marcello Fixione. Free at 7pm, 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave. on the 2nd floor. Call 773-862-4882 for more information.

Daniel Knox, Khuper Tum, Kado And More At The Orphanage

Daniel Knox is one of Chicago's hottest musicians. (and a David Lynch fav) Having just come off a high profile and critically acclaimed show in London (for Daman Albarn) and rumored to be working with other well-known musicians, Knox's haunting piano sound is getting noticed. Joining Knox for this evening of music, art and delicious food (vegan goodies) are bluegrass players Henhouse Prowlers, eclectic jazzsters Khupera Tum and Second Life ambient star Kourosh Dini as well as artists Kado, Laura Hobson and Sharon Parment. The Orphanage is located in Bridgeport at 643 W. 31st St. This event will be filmed for an upcoming short movie on Chicago art and music.

 

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