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By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 14, 2008 5:00PM
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The Abbey Pub will be rocking the 18-and-over goodness this evening as Flosstradamus kicks off their third annual "FlosstraPROMus," a fundraiser for the Chicago Indie Radio Project. The featured Djs for the evening are Murderbot and DJ C. Video mixing will be handled by Thunderhorse, while Clayton Hauck of everyoneisfamous.com is providing the photo booth for the evening.
3420 W. Grace, 9 p.m., $7.
"And Freedom for All: Martin Luther King & the Civil Rights Movement" an exhibit of 50 unpublished Stanley Tretick photographs from the archives of LOOK Magazine. The photos provide an intimate glimpse of the march on Washington, including never before seen shots of President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson meeting with Dr. King and other march organizers in the White House. With barack Obama's candidacy for the White House gaining momentum, now would be a perfect time to reflect on the brave men and women who paved the way.
740 E. 56th Place, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., $3 admission ($2 students and seniors, $1 children 6-13.
Juan Manuel Cañizares is one of the best-known international figures on the flamenco guitar and contemporary Spanish music scene. Cañizares has collaborated with Enrique Morente, Camaron de la Isla, Serrat, Alejandro Sanz, Peter Gabriel, Mike Stern, Peter Erskine, Michel Brecker, and The Chieftains. His talent drew the attention of flamenco legend Paco de Lucia, who invited Cañizares to become a member of his septet. Cañizares brings his eponymous group to the Chicago Cultural Center this evening for a free recital of Iberian flamenco. You men who aren't naturally inclined should let the music do the talking this evening.
Preston Bradley Hall at the Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 7 p.m.
If you're on the fast track to having summer teeth, then head over to Big Smile Dental today, where they're offering a day of free dental work for patients 12 and over. The work is limited to cleanings, fillings, extractions, and X-rays, but if you haven't seen a dentist in a while, take what you can get.
2833 N. Milwaukee, through 6 p.m. Appointments will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Couples looking for a last-minute reservation can head to Paramount Room for their "Beer (and Wine) Lover's Valentine" celebration. If you do, you'll have the option of dining from the full menu or enjoying a three-course price fixe menu for $35, with optional beer or wine pairings.
415 N. Milwaukee, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.