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Maybe it's the fall weather that's got me itching to move before hibernation season sets in. Maybe the full moon has me restless? Whatever - I've got walking on the brain. So do others - protestors are on a two week hike from New York to Washington, DC called Occupy the Highway. Writer and scientist Loreen Niewenhuis recently staved off a midlife crisis by walking around the perimeter of Lake Michigan. Back in 1974 filmaker Werner Herzog walked from Munich to Paris - an undertaking he thought would save a seriously ill friend. His diary of that journey is like a film in writing. To find out why walking can be a political or personal cure read this. Or head out yourself! Steve Jones of the University of Illinois at Chicago is leading a 'sound walk' of some historic campus buildings. That's just one of my picks for your weekend - start winding your way through other choices below!

Here are Weekender's top 8 picks:


1. The Future of Music

Friday 8-9pm

Chicago Humanities Festival

Francis W Parker School 2233 N Clark Street

Hear Jim DeRogatis & Greg Kot of Sound Opinions interviewed here


2. Soundwalk

Saturday 10am

Presentation on Urban Spaces and Sound followed by a Soundwalk on UIC's campus

UIC Behavioral Science Building


3. Rachel Barton Pine

Saturday 8-9:15pm

Chicago Humanities Festival

Francis W Parker School 2233 N Clark Street

Hear a profile of Rachel Barton Pine here


4. David Sedaris

Saturday 8pm

Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University 50 E. Congress Pkwy

Hear an interview with David Sedaris here



5. California Wives

Saturday 10:30pm

w/ Big Science

Schubas 3159 N Southport


6. Jokes and Notes

Friday and Saturday nights: Special K & Reggie Reg

4641 S. King Drive

Hear an interview of owner Mary Lindsey here


7. Avalon String Quartet

Sunday 2pm

Art Institute of Chicago

Beethoven String Quartet Cycle: Op 95 and Op 18 No 1


8. Bowling

10pin Bowling Lounge

330 N State Street


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