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By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 30, 2008 5:55PM

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Remember the good old days when Jimmy Carter was president? No, you probably don't, but believe us when we say it was kind of nice having someone honest in the Oval Office, even if things in this country weren't exactly going too terrifically. Carter is appearing at Border's tonight to support A Remarkable Mother, his recently released remembrance of his mom. Just don't call him a momma's boy, m'kay ... dude ain't afraid of no one, not even Hamas.

830 N Michigan Ave, 7 p.m., free

We still haven't had a chance to get around to reading A.J. Jacobs' latest book about living life the old-fashioned way The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to follow the Bible as Literally as Possible. We really enjoyed his previous work about slogging through every volume of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and are fans of his ability to weave sentiment, fact, and humor into a cohesive whole, no matter what the subject is. He'll be speaking, fittingly, in a church for this appearance.

Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E Chestnut, 7 p.m., free

We've already let our feelings for the Metromix "Rock 'N Vote" thing be known and, unsurprisingly, some of the winners cause us to merely scratch our heads and marvel at certain bands' abilities to manipulate online voting. It is a free show though, so if you time it right you should be able to catch a blistering set from Butterfly Assassins.

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

Jamie Heys likes 45s, funk, soul, and boys in hats. O.K., we don't know if that last part is true, but we do know the few times we've seen her spin she's won us over with her selections and ability to get the room feeling that good-time, laid-back party vibe. Plus, and this is straight from Heys herself, "Danny's has the cleanest dance floor in all of Bucktown." Count us in!

Danny's, 1951 W Dickens, 10 p.m., free, 21+

Photo of Jimmy Carter via AP