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By Amy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 10, 2008 5:40PM

Local author and University of Chicago professor Neil Harris will lecture on and sign copies of his new book The Chicagoan: A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age, a look at Chicago’s short-lived effort at producing a magazine similar to the New Yorker. Check out some of the magazine’s cover art and cartoons here.
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Center, 400 S. State St., December 10, 6 p.m., Free

Let your ears be soothed by classical accordion music this evening, as accordion master Teodoro Anzellotti performs a solo concert of selections from his extensive repertoire, including music composed especially for him. The concert is part of the university’s Renaissance Society series.
Bond Chapel @ University of Chicago, 1050 E 59th St., December 9, 8-10 p.m., Free

Did anyone catch our boy John Malkovich hosting SNL for the third time last weekend? He was hilarious. The Gene Siskel Film Center is screening a director’s cut of Raúl Ruiz’s Klimt, with over 30 minutes of additional footage, starring Malkovich as early 20th century Austrian artist Gustav Klimt.
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State St., December 5 – 11, $9 general admission, $4 students