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By Tankboy in Miscellaneous on Mar 19, 2008 4:15PM

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2008_03_mythic_creatures.jpgMythical Creatures
The "Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids" exhibit opening at the Field Museum today has got us wanting to saddle up our griffins to get there as quickly as possible. It mixes actual historical pieces, like that famous "mermaid" skeleton, with realistic sculptures of fantastical beasties.The whole thing is anchored by the exploration of the realistic basis for the genesis of most mythical beasts.

1400 S Lakeshore, March 19 - September 1, $22 adults / $19 students / $12 children

Get Flossy
Flosstradamus' Young Josh takes a break from his whirlwind jet-setting lifestyle to stop in for what shall surely be a raucous DJ set within the ultra cozy confines of The Burlington. Young Josh will be joined by beardo beatmeister Logan Bay and we recommend getting there early because the club will fill to capacity pretty quickly, and who wants to sit outside just listening to people going absolutely mental while you shiver in the wind hoping someone will leave so you can get in?

3425 W Fullerton, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., 21+

One of our favorite things to do is annoy Starbucks baristas with our requests for fair trade coffee (they have to supply it to you, even if it means brewing a batch just for you). There is mmethod to our madness though, and it's not really about making some poor employee cry. Today Ted Erski, an instructor at McHenry County College and author of Salavandra: A Coffee Tale, will be giving a talk at the Gallery Cafe about Fair Trade issues as well as an overview of coffee basics.

1760 W North, 7:30 p.m, free!

X is playing Metro tonight, and the line-up includes all of the original members. Really, do we have to say an more to convince you to go? Thought not.

3730 N Clark, 9 p.m., $25, 18+

Gigantopithecus photo from the website for the Field Museum exhibit