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By Rachelle Bowden in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 19, 2007 7:50PM

2007_9_dollarstore.jpgGot a dollar? Spend it tonight at Steppenwolf's Garage Theater, where the Listening Room presents the 2007 TCF ShortDocs: Dollar Storeys. The two-headed beast child born of the union of The Dollar Store reading series and Third Coast Audio Festival, Dollar Storeys are sweet radio segments based on purchases made at dollar stores. Tonight's event features highlights from the contest, stories from Chicagoist's pal and Dollar Store mastermind Jonathan Messinger (here's some trivia: Jonathan was at our very first happy hour ever! Wowza!), and local applicants will share some of their material as well.

Too lazy? House-bound by your cankles? You can listen to the submissions from the comfort of your own internet. Our favorite is #74, "Little Voices, Far Far Away," which includes mouse-voices singing "Space Oddity." Pretty fabulous.