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By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 10, 2008 6:00PM

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Where can you see a punk marching band, a crew of breakdancers, and a rock DJ tearing it up tonight? Sonotheque hosts a fundraiser for Links Hall featuring the musical stylings of the always inventive and entertaining Mucca Pazza, the DJ skills of Chris Widman, the the dance acrobatics of the Brickheadz. Get there early since we hear that beer is included with the price of admission until 9 p.m.

1444 W Chicago, 7 p.m., $30 before 9 p.m. (includes beer) / $10 after 9 p.m., 21+

James Naremore, author of More Than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts, will be leading a discussion about noir authors and the ways in which their work has been adapted for the Silver Screen. This talk is sponsored by the One Book, One Chicago program, and ties directly into the current selection, Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye.

Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S State, 6 p.m., free

Panther Style plays buoyantly energetic indie rock. Vocalist Jeanne McClure generally has a pleasantly tuneful delivery that displays a no-nonsense attitude and generally carries off the band's "don't fuck with us, you have no idea what you're getting into" vibe. This isn't to say the group doesn't know when to pull back and display a little tenderness, as the do on "Forbidden," a tune that sounds like it was plucked from our Teenbeat playlist circa 1994. We dig it.

Double Door, 1572 N Milwaukee, 9 p.m., $8, 21+

Choreographer Ayako Kato will be presenting her most recent work, Sound and Movement Mandala: Ten Nights Dream, as part of the Chicago Dancemakers Forum series. Viewers are expected to "experience furyu (literally, wind flow) — the beauty of being." Honestly, we have no idea what thay really means, doesn't it sound really cool. Kind of transcendant? Kind of like something yu don't want to miss. The optimist in us says yes, we should check this out.

Chicago Cultural Center, Dance Studio, 78 E Washington, 6:30 p.m., free

Photo of Mucca Pazza from their MySpace