B3 conference

October 03, 2016 at Quadrangle Club in Chicago.


Big Questions, Big Data, and Big Computation (B³): Frontiers of Computational Social Science is a one-day, joint conference between the University of Chicago and Microsoft Research. The conference will take place October 3.

Please use: #UChiB3

The conference will explore how big questions of social science can be addressed, reimagined or transformed with digital data and massive computation; what novel questions arise with these innovations; and what classic questions become distorted when posed in this new context.

In particular, the conference will focus on how social scientific inquiry articulates with advances in Virtual Labs, which extend the size, duration and in some cases ecological validity over traditional labs; Intelligent Surveys, which use nonprobability sampling and active learning to maximize information and reduce sample complexity; Digital Observatories that instrument interaction, identify performance and ensure privacy while enabling new approaches to causal inference; and Digital Archives that preserve massive, detailed traces of human behavior and communication.

We will ask: How have these advances shaped the unfolding landscape of social theory, and how could they? Each topic will be tackled by a panel of scientists and scholars from the University of Chicago and Microsoft Research.

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Session 1: New Questions for Digital Archives
This session will explore recent advances in the use of digital archives (e.g., historical archives, including government documents, and contemporary ones like Twitter) and will compare these with current approaches to archival analysis and inference over “found” data. Panelists will seek to understand how digital archives access new contexts and facilitate the posing of new questions.

Panelists –
UChicago: *Justin Grimmer, James Evans, Matt Taddy,
MSR: Hannah Wallach, Emre Kiciman

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 – 12:30 p.m. Session 2: New Questions for Digital Observatories
This session will explore recent advances in digital observatories (e.g., in organizations, markets, and cities) and will compare these with current and traditional organizational analyses. Panelists will seek to understand how digital observatories enable novel inquiry and change our understanding of prior questions.

Panelists –
UChicago: Charlie Catlett, *Kathleen Cagney, Luc Anselin, Sanjog Misra, Sendhil Mulainathan
MSR: Amit Sharma, Ashton Anderson

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch: Box lunch will be provided to registered attendees.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Session 3: New Questions for Intelligent Surveys
This session will explore recent advances in nonprobability sampling and active learning to maximize information and reduce sample complexity in, for example, surveying. The session will also compare these advances with current approaches to population representative randomized samples. Panelists will seek to understand how interactive, intelligent surveys change the nature of representative questioning, providing efficient access to opinions but also distorting the projects as opposed to traditional survey gathering methods.

Panelists –
UChicago: Steve Raudenbusch, Robert Gibbons, *James Evans
MSR: David Rosthchild, Shawndra Hill,

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Ignite Talks on Big Questions, Big Data
Five-minute, fast-action talks on work at the cutting edge of computational social science by faculty and students from the University of Chicago

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Session 4: New Questions for Virtual Laboratories
This session will explore recent advances in virtual labs, as well as comparisons with physical labs (advantages and limitations). Panelists will seek to understand how virtual labs pose or make accessible new questions and change our understanding of classical inquiry.

Panelists –
UChicago: Dan Yurovsky
MSR: *Duncan Watts, Sid Suri, Dan Goldstein

4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Future Directions:
James Evans and Duncan Watts

Confirmed panelists and presenters include:

Ashton Anderson (Microsoft Research)
Luc Anselin (Sociology, Center for Spatial Data Science)
James A. Evans (Sociology, Knowledge Lab)
Robert Gibbons (Biostatistics)
Dan Goldstein (Microsoft Research)
Shawndra Hill (Microsoft Research)
Emre Kiciman (Microsoft Research)
Sanjog Misra (Marketing, Booth)
Sendhil Mullainathan (Economics, Harvard & Visiting Faculty, Booth)
Steven Raudenbusch (Sociology)
David Rothschild (Microsoft Research)
Amit Sharma (Microsoft Research)
Sid Suri (Microsoft Research)
Matt Taddy (Miscrosoft Research & Econometrics and Statistics, Booth)
Hannah Wallach (Microsoft Research)
Duncan Watts (Microsoft Research)
Dan Yurovsky (Psychology)

Address: 1155 E 57th St, Chicago
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Mindful Meetups: Pilates Fundies

October 02, 2016 at Chaturanga Holistic Fitness in Chicago.


Mindful Meetups are experiential classes focused on fostering connection with yourself and others who are committed to mindful living. In this Mindful Meetup, you will dive into the first series of “The Pilates Fundies” with Master Instructor Marylee Bussard.


The simple act of focusing on the breath is known to have tremendous benefits for the autonomic nervous system, offering a direct means for shifting out of a state of hyper-arousal and into a more relaxed state of being. Did you know that breathing is also essential to the the biomechanics of your core? Contrary to common perception, there isn’t only one “right way” to breathe. In this experiential workshop you will experience different types of breathing, and come to understand how different types of breathing benefit different activities. Learn also how to recognize and correct faulty breathing habits, and why we develop these habits in the first place. Drawing on insights from her book “Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core” (Lotus Publishing, 2016), you’ll explore how cutting-edge developments in our understanding of the core are changing the way we work out. This 90-minute experiential class includes lecture, movement, meditation, and discussion.

Suggested cost is one regular drop in class, or pay what you can.

About The Pilates Fundies:
“The Pilates Fundies” are 15 healthy movement principles, distilled from the scientific literature and packaged into fun lessons that include lecture, discussion, and movement. This is essential knowledge for anyone who wants to stay physically active for the long haul. This is the first in a monthly series on the Fundies of Healthy Movement.

Marylee is the founder of Chaturanga Holistic Fitness and her purpose in life to to help people move more skillfully so they can prevent avoidable pain and injury and enjoy life more fully.

To RSVP, please follow the Ticket URL

Address: 1525 E 55th St, Chicago
Mindful Meetups: Pilates Fundies

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Afro Contemporary & Diasporic Movement Practice Joint Workshop

October 26, 2016 at Red Clay Dance in Chicago.


This workshop, co-facilitated by Chicago-based artist Vershawn Ward and Philly-based artist Lela Aisha Jones, brings together two masterclass opportunities into one blended workshop experience. It is an introduction into the esthetics of Afro-Contemporary dance and Diasporic Movement Practice.

Afro-Contemporary Dance is a movement style that fuses Africanist movement vocabulary, contemporary dance and Chicago house. Taught by Vershawn Ward, will challenge participants in building core strength, fluidity, joint articulation, memory and rhythmic phrasing.

Diasporic Movement Practice is an exciting journey into the creative potential of the spiritual, conceptual, and physical energies that exist in movement of African descendant and Black peoples. Expect a class or workshop that promotes exhilarating body discoveries with physical explosion and intricate narratives. This is the class that takes your body to its fullness in movement, energy, conditioning, and integrity. Taught by Lela Aisha Jones (and many before and after her), DMP’s are contemporary movement practices grounded in dance cultures and traditions of African and Black peoples. Lela’s strongest foundations in her diasporic movement practice are dances common in southern United States (primarily Florida), Guinea, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, and northeastern Brazil (primarily Salvador, Bahia). She also brings to her teaching a wide range of gestural, socially conscious, spiritual, modern dance, and improvisational tools and inspirations.

Open to all levels.

Cost: $20

And then….come see these two artists perform in “The Body Wails, The Body Restores” on Oct. 28-30th at Links Hall. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1005169836266622/

Address: 331 W 45th St, Chicago
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El Teatro Campesino

October 19, 2016 at La Catrina Cafe in Chicago.




Alternative Histories of Labor: “El Teatro Campesino,” Oct. 19

Alternative Histories of Labor continues with El Teatro Campesino, a 1970 film about the theater troupe of the United Farm Workers. Martin Unzueta of Chicago Community and Workers’ Rights, Marcopolo Soto of Aguijón Theater and Contratiempo, and Kim Potowski of University of Illinois at Chicago will lead a discussion after the screening.

Where: La Catrina Cafe, 1011 W. 18th St.
When: Wednesday, October 19 at 7pm
How much: Free

About the Film
El Teatro Campesino is a feature-length documentary originally created for the National Educational Television network just before it was replaced by the arguably less politically conscious PBS. The film chronicles the first five years of the titular theatre troupe founded by Luis Valdez as the cultural arm of the United Farm Workers. Its cast members were farmworkers and its original performances were staged in fields and concerned the daily struggles of their cast members. The troupe, which is still active today, inspired the creation of many other Chicano theater groups. (Jac Venza, Janet Sternburg, Victoria Hochberg, 1970, 61 min., 16mm print courtesy of Indiana University Libraries)

About the Speakers
Kim Potowski is Professor in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies and Director of the Spanish Language Heritage Program at University of Illinois at Chicago. Marcopolo Soto is a novelist, an ensemble member at Aguijón Theater, and a member of the editorial group at Contratiempo. Martin Unzueta is Executive Director of Chicago Community & Workers’ Rights.

About the Series
The spread of “right to work” laws and the Fight for $15 movement have brought renewed focus to labor issues. Drawing on the energy of these and other current struggles in the workplace, Alternative Histories of Labor aims to expand on the dominant narrative of labor movements as mostly white and mostly male. These six film screenings and discussions highlight the contributions of women and racial/ethnic minorities to US labor movements.

The series is sponsored by South Side Projections; Illinois Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly; The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana; Black Cinema House; Contratiempo; Aguijón Theater; and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago.

Address: 1011 W 18th St, Chicago
El Teatro Campesino

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Cotton Candy for Cancer: Dancing with Chicago Celebrities

October 07, 2016 at Carnivale in Chicago.


Come join us for a night to remember by dancing with Chicago celebrities to fight breast cancer! Featuring Orquesta Charangueo from 6:00 – 10:30PM, and dancers will be performing in the main dining room for your entertainment from 8:00 – 10:00PM.

At this event and throughout the month of October, Carnivale will donate all cotton candy proceeds from the restaurant to Dancing with Chicago Celebrities to help raise money in the fight against breast cancer!

Help us spread the word by taking pictures with your cotton candy and hashtag #cottoncandyforcancer.

Address: 702 W Fulton St, Chicago
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Faculty Recital: Beethoven’s Quintet for Piano and Winds

October 07, 2016 at Ganz Hall @ Roosevelt University in Chicago.


Marie (Mimi) Tachouet, Flute
Peggy Michel, Oboe
John Bruce Yeh, Clarinet
Dennis Michel, Bassoon
David Griffin, French Horn
Adam Neiman and Patrick Godon, Piano

CCPA woodwind faculty members join pianist Adam Neiman in a recital featuring Beethoven’s Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 16. The program will also include Beethoven’s Horn Sonata as well as Trio for Flute, Bassoon and Piano.

This concert is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests without a Roosevelt ID may be required to show photo identification to enter the Auditorium Building. For more information, www.roosevelt.edu/CCPA of 312-341-2352.

Address: 430 S Michigan Ave, Fl 7th, Chicago
Faculty Recital: Beethoven

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Sweet Seduction Dance Class

October 14, 2016 at Curve Culture Boutique South Loop in Chicago.


Curve Culture Presents
Sweetest Seduction

A Sensual Dance Class with
Rashida KhanBey

Friday October 14, 2016
8pm – 10pm
Class starts at 8:30pm

Curve Culture Boutique South Loop
614 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, Il

Learn the art of Seductive Dance, Sensuality, and Bedroom Confidence for your sweetie

Drinks by a Diva will be mixing Complementary Sensual Cocktails

$25 in advance $30 at the door
Curve Culture Boutique South Loop
Curve Culture Beverly
2140 W 95th St and

Sponsored by Size Sexy & SX Liquors

Address: 614 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago
Sweet Seduction Dance Class

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Webinar CLE: Risk Management for the Arts

November 01, 2016 at ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries in Chicago.


Risk Management for the Arts: Reading Between the Lines of Insurance Policies and Reports

Format: Webinar
Date: November 1, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Credits: 1.50 General CLE Credit Hours

Alexandra Darraby
Laura Doyle

Sponsor(s): Center for Professional Development
Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division

Join us for an interactive discussion between two experts in risk management for arts. Topics will include: insurance for loss and damage to art in collections, exhibitions, storage, and in transit/shipping to same; extent and scope of insurable risks and how to contract and control for risk outside of the insurable safety net; how to read between the lines on a condition report, and how the report functions in evidence.

List Price: $195.00
ABA Member Price: $150.00
Sponsor Member Price: $95.00

Want to save more? To see if you qualify for a lower rate.
Members save $45.00 or more

Address: 321 N Clark St, Chicago
Webinar CLE: Risk Management for the Arts

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Hideout & 3Floyds 20th Anniversary Party | Bongripper, Plague Bringer, Sweet Cobra

October 29, 2016 at Hideout Inn in Chicago.


Sat. Oct. 29th 2016
9pm | Hideout | $20

Hideout & 3 Floyds
20th Anniversary Halloween Party

3 Floyds and The Hideout are turning 20 this year and we finally decided to team up for a rather not normal Halloween celebration with an over-blown night of metal at an old house in the industrial district.


Sweet Cobra

DJs ’til 3am!
COSTUME CONTEST with prizes from the brewery!

Address: 1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago
Hideout & 3Floyds 20th Anniversary Party | Bongripper, Plague Bringer, Sweet Cobra

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