Whether you saw “The English Patient” and loved it, or, like Elaine in one episode of “Seinfeld,” didn’t understand what all the fuss was about, you’d have to admit that writer Michael Ondaatje knows how to put together a good story. Ondaatje, who has written “In the Skin of the Lion,” “Running in the Family” and “Anil’s Ghost,” is giving a reading at the Art Institute on October 6th to promote his new book “The Cat’s Table.” $15/20, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Fullerton Hall.
Oakland-based band WHY? has recently cancelled their American tour dates on account of injury, but their stop at the Museum of Contemporary Art on October 15th remains. Why? Because they know a good city when they see one.
The godfather of cyberpunk makes his way to the Ethel M. Barber Theater (30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL) on October 16th. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of self-coined term “cyber punk,” sci-fi writer William Gibson will be speaking about his work as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. The best part? Free for students and teachers ($10 General).
Put on your best costume and join the Windy City Rollers at the Monster Bash on October 22nd at UIC Pavilion (425 S. Racine) at 6 p.m. The only question: what’s your Roller Derby name going to be?
If you remember Sebadoh, you’re either a little older than you’re let on or just wafting through a cloud of nostalgic bong smoke. Either way, the band’s set at Schubas on October 30th should be a good one.