5 things to do today: Tuesday, October 8
Printers Row: Jhumpa Lahiri Pulitzer Prize–winning Tribune columnist Mary Schmich sits down with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Lahiri to discuss what it's like to win Pulitzers. JK. They're discussing Lahiri's newest novel, The Lowland, an intense family saga set in both India and America. Palmer House Hilton. 7pm. $20 advance, $47 advance plus book (save $5 through August 24); $25, $52 plus book (tickets purchased after August 24).
My Man Godfrey Dir. Gregory La Cava. 1936. 95mins. He's best known for his work in The Thin Man (W.S. Van Dyke, 1934), but William Powell's performance as the titular Godfrey in this pioneer screwball comedy is just as good. A discussion of the film follows the screening hosted by the Chicago Film Club. Venue at 1550. 6:30pm–9:30pm. $5 general admission, $3 students/seniors (online).
GAY & LESBIAN
Off Chances If you like your gays in skinny jeans, queer heaven awaits at this offshoot of Chances Dances, with the same inclusive spirit as its sib but a more conversational vibe. Danny's Tavern. 10pm.
Dance Gavin Dance + Abandon All Ships + Stolas + Incredible' Me Dance Gavin Dance has gone through nearly incessant lineup changes. But the post-hardcore outfit, for all its shifts and evolutions in style, has still stuck with a specific two-vocalist system: One guy screams, the other guy sings. Abandon All Ships sticks to a similar formula, offseting its synthesized vocals and beats with plenty of screaming. Bottom Lounge. 6pm. $15.
Game of Thrones/Ommegang Winter is coming, and what better way to get ready for it than by watching Game of Thrones and sipping Ommegang's show-inspired brews? Jerry's is tapping the new Take the Black Stout, as well as the original GoT beer Iron Throne. Come in your best costumes/furs (leave your direwolf at home, please), and drink like your favorite character. Jerry’s Sandwiches. 6pm. Free.