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By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 11, 2008 5:39PM
The listed events were chosen by the editors of Chicagoist and brought to you by the 2009 Toyota Corolla.
Music: If you think we piss piss piss and moan moan moan about Mayor Daley on this site too much, then head to the Empty Bottle this evening. The bands Mayor Daley and piss piss piss moan moan moan - and their abrasive noise rock - open for the experimental noise music of Binges.
1035 N. Western, 9 p.m.
Theater: Dan Savage headlines the Poetry Center of Chicago's second annual "No Love for Love" Anti-Valentine's reading. Also scheduled to appear are Kevin Guilfoile, Stephanie Shaw, Naomi Ashley, Ben Benedict and Sharon Greene.
Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, $50 for VIP seating.
Drink: Right Gin is a new super premium corn-based gin made from water sourced in Sweden, Austrian juniper, coriander leaf from India, Russian cardamom, lemon and vergamont from Sicily, lime and bitter orange from the West Indies and black pepper from Borneo. Right Gin is being marketed toward folks who don't have an appreciation for the world's first flavored spirit.
Film:The Siskel Film Center is the host for the Chicago premiere of Black White + Gray: A Portrait Of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe. This documentary takes a look at the relationship between the polarizing photographer Mapplethorpe and his life-long partner Wagstaff, Wagstaff's influence on Mapplethorpe's work, and Wagstaff's eye for photographic talent. the film features testimonials from Patti Smith and Eugenia Parry.
6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. screenings.