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Roxane Gay, the Climate Change Conference, and more things to do in Chicago this week

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click to enlarge Roxane Gay talks Difficult Women on Wed 3/15. - GETTY IMAGES
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  • Roxane Gay talks Difficult Women on Wed 3/15.

After losing an hour this weekend, we have to fit even more into the precious few free moments available. We're here with recommendations to make sure all your time is spent wisely:

Mon 3/13: This month's Feminist Happy Hour, celebrating Women's History Month at the Whistler (2421 N. Milwaukee), features comedy by Becca Brown, Sarah Squirm, and Carly Ballerini, as well as music by Lakshmi Ramgopal and reflections on the Women's March from Chloe Riley. 6 PM

Mon 3/13: Mysterious French electronic artist Franck Hueso comes to Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport) as Carpenter Brut. Luca Cimarusti writes, "It's the kind of harrowing synthetic sound perfect for horrifying-but-sexy slasher films and video-game soundtracks." 9 PM

click to enlarge There has to be some real science in Sharknado, right? - 2014 SYFY MEDIA, LLC
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  • There has to be some real science in Sharknado, right?

Tue 3/14:
The Field Trip series at the Music Box (3733 N. Southport) delves into the science behind some of Hollywood's biggest (or in this case, television's most outrageous) movies. Tonight Sharknado writer Thunder Levin discusses his film with Kevin Feldheim, the A. Watson III Manager of the Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution. 7 PM

Tue 3/14: This iteration of the storytelling event the Moth StorySlam at the Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park West) is based on the theme "wonders." 7 PM

Wed 3/15: MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito discusses Chicago's place in the growth of culture, art, experimentation, and technology during Chicago's Creative Identity: Getting Weird With Joi Ito at Metro (3730 N. Clark). A more casual meet-up with Ito follows at 7:30 PM at the GMan Tavern (3740 N. Clark). 6:30 PM

Wed 3/15: Roxane Gay reads from and discusses her book Difficult Women with Britt Julious at Women and Children First (5233 N. Clark). An audience Q&A and signing follows. Tickets include a copy of the book. 7 PM

click to enlarge Trina Robbins discusses being a female comic artist on Thu 3/16. - JESSICA CHRISTIAN
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  • Trina Robbins discusses being a female comic artist on Thu 3/16.

Thu 3/16:
The underground-comic icon Trina Robbins discusses women, culture, and comics at Jane Addams Hull House Museum (800 S. Halsted). 6 PM

3/16-3/17: Loyola University Chicago's Institute of Environmental Sustainability (1032 W. Sheridan) hosts its fourth annual Climate Change Conference, examining the ways in which climate change interferes with human rights. Panels include "#NoDAPL: Voices of Hope from the Water Protectors" and "Innovation and Transformation: Stories of Corporate Sustainability and Organizational Change" plus a keynote address from Mary Robinson, the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate.

click to enlarge Nic Kay performs Lil BLK this weekend at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse. - GINA MARIE ROBINSON
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  • Nic Kay performs Lil BLK this weekend at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse.

3/16-3/18:
Lil BLK at Hamlin Park Fieldhouse (3035 N. Hoyne) uses spoken word, dance, and music to illustrate artist Nic Kay's experience growing up black, queer, and gender nonconforming in the Bronx. Thu-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 2 PM

For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.

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