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If all you're using the Internet for is the illegal downloading of music, movies, and TV shows—not that there's anything wrong with that—you ought to consider attending Internet Superheroes: Art and Technology, a monthly lecture series at the Museum of Contemporary Art that highlights individuals who use the World Wide Web as a force for good. This month's event features Alex Inglizian, a Chicago resident who specializes in "integrating hacked, modified, and circuit bent devices into a tempo-synced electronic music system."
At First United Methodist Church, a spoken-word series called It's Complicated presents three speakers sharing personal anecdotes of embarrassing family stories.
Comedian and Chicago native John Roy (Conan, The Tonight Show) performs at Zanies.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.