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Pencil This In

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 3, 2011 5:20PM

Film Screenings

The Northwest Chicago Film Society screens The Day the Earth Stood Still - the 1951 original that was included for preservation by the National Film Registry, not the terrible Keanu Reeves remake. There are so many things going on in this film besides alien invasion and Earth's response to it, such as the parallels of the robot Gort to Jesus. This was the movie that spurred Ronald Reagan's wishes to protect the planet from alien attack. (Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., 7:30 p.m., $5)


Kevin Coval, Molly Meacham and Kristana Colon are among the performers, artists, poets and musicians featured at tonight's best-of version of The Encyclopedia Show at the Vittum Theater. (1012 N. Noble, 7:30 p.m., $8, $5 students and children.)

Letter Writing

In an age of email, the Letter Writers Alliance is dedicated to preserving the lost art of, well, their mission is self-explanatory. The Alliance's Epistolary Ambassador, Ms. Bonnie, will be on hand at the Hideout from 5:30 - 7p.m. Bring an address book and be ready to write some letters. The event is free and open to members and non-members alike. (1354 W. Wabansia)

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