Five Seven things to do today - Oct 15
Today's to-do list is super-sized since there's too much going on to leave anything out. Unfortunately for you, it's impossible to do all of them at once.
cBOOKS - Writers & Cartoonists for Obama
Obama has garnered the support of the literati all over the country, and Chicago’s no different. Another Chicago Magazine non-fiction editor S.L. Wisenberg (Holocaust Girls) hosts, and the lineup includes Sara Paretsky, Stuart Dybek, Haki Madhubuti, Rosellen Brown, James McManus, TOC Books editor Jonathan Messinger, Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Cris Mazza. Political cartoons and signed author books will also be on offer at a silent auction. 6:30pm. Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St at Milwaukee Ave (773-278-1500). El: Blue to Division. Bus: 9 (24hrs), 56, 70. $50, 25 and under pay-your-age.
COMEDY - The Neutrino Project
Making a film in under an hour is tough for anyone; the fellas behind Neutrino manage to do so, but keep it funny and fresh. 8pm. The ComedySportz Theatre 929 W Belmont Ave, at Wilton St, Lakeview/Roscoe Village/Wrigleyville, Chicago (773-549-8080). $5.
DANCE - Joffrey Ballet fall program
The Joffrey presents a romantic triple bill for the fall season: The program opens with Postcards, choreographed by Joffrey Ballet cofounder Robert Joffrey and considered one of his best works. Next is the company premiere of In the Night, choreographed by the world-renowned Jerome Robbins to music by Chopin. The concert closes with the world premiere of Age of Innocence by Edwaard Liang. A former soloist for New York City Ballet, Liang was named among the “Top 25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. 7:30pm. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress Pkwy at Wabash Ave (312-922-2110, auditoriumtheatre.org). El: Red, Blue to Jackson; Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Library. Bus: 7, 10, 145, 146, 147. $25–$145.
FILM - The Virgin Spring
If you’re the sort who likes your films grim, there’s The Virgin Spring, Ingmar Bergman’s Oscar-winning tale of rape and revenge. 7, 9pm. Doc Films, University of Chicago, 1212 E 59th St between Kimbark and Woodlawn Aves (773-702-8574). Metra: Elec Main to 59th St. Bus: 4 (24hrs), X4, 14, 28, 59, 171. $4.
GAY & LESBIAN - Project Runway viewing party
The fate of Leanne, Korto and Kenley hang in a balance at tonight's finale. 8pm. Crew Bar and Grill, 4804 N Broadway at Lawrence Ave (773-784-2739). El: Red to Lawrence (24hrs). Bus: 36 Broadway, 81 Lawrence (24hrs).
MUSEUMS & CULTURE - Debate Watch II: Foreign Policy
Get more out of the next Obama-McCain showdown with the CHM’s debate-viewing party. The program features a discussion on foreign policy with Sun-Times journalist Laura Washington and Chicago Public Radio political correspondent Ben Calhoun. Reservations are recommended. 7pm. Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St at North Ave (312-642-4600). El: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick. Bus: 22 (24hrs), 36, 72. donation $5.
SPORTS & REC - 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars
Along with the women’s Olympic volleyball team, women’s gymnastics was one of America’s most celebrated sports at this year’s Games. Some of gymnastics’ top American performers such as Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson and other world champs are back for an encore, taking their show on the road backed by Disney recording artists. 7:30pm. Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont (312-559-1212). El: Blue to Rosemont, connect to Pace 221. $29.50–$79.50.