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Pencil This In

By Lauri Apple in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 13, 2008 4:30PM

Tonight you can meet some of the folks who make sure the party pixsters get pic'ed at A Look at the Art of Party Photography, a show/shindig hosted by All We Do Is Party at AllRiSE Gallery. Clayton Hauck (Everyone Is Famous), Lindsay Apatow and many more L8-nite shutterbugs will be represented, DJ Color and Tewz will perform sets, and a live photo booth will be on hand for attendees to document their own drunkenness.* Curated by Nem Perez. 8-11 p.m. 1370 W. Grand. An after-party will be at Ashleez & Peetz -- aka Angels & Kings, 710 N. Clark. (Return to AllRiSE tomorrow, Nov. 14, for Focus Unfocus: a show by photogs Adam Frint and Mike Ruiz. 7-10 p.m.)

"We should always be careful to remember that the line between normality and pathology is a tenuous one, even when we try to make a firewall between them." That's a nugget of insight from UIC English Professor Lennard Davis, whose new book, Obsession: A History (University of Chicago Press, 2008), offers a narrative featuring wide-ranging perspectives on the history of compulsive behaviors. (Don't think you're compulsive? OK, so how many times a day were you checking the polls during the election? How many times have you checked your email in the past hour? Wow, that many? You should probably talk to a professional about that.) Davis' book examines the progression of obsessive behavior from its religious and secular origins to its present status as a medical and cultural phenomenon. 5-7 p.m. at UIC's Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.

Tonight is the second annual Winter Art Dreams, a show featuring works by students at Esperanza Community Services. Proceeds benefit Esperanza’s art programs and mission -- to serve individuals with developmental disabilities. 5:30-9 p.m. 520 North Marshfield Ave. 312-243-6097.

It's Chicago Tattooing and Piercing Co.'s 35th Birthday Party! Go and get a tattoo of Carly Simon on your back -- it will look cool. 8 p.m. Old Oak Tap, 2109 W. Chicago Ave.

* Psst! The big trend for 2009 is for ladies to keep their fucking shirts and bras on when posing for party pics. Well-placed sources in Clinton Hill-BKLYN told us so. Modest is the new slutty! Pass it on!

Photo by Clayton Hauck.